– Pan Seared Lemon Pepper Salmon with Arugula Salad –
This Pan Seared Lemon Pepper Salmon with Arugula Salad is an absolute stunner. Loaded with flavors, easy to make and done in 20 minutes. The perfect dish for a busy weeknight or weekend lunch. The secret to this recipe is to use fresh salmon and a good quality lemon pepper seasoning. I used Spain on a Fork´s lemon pepper seasoning, this is not your average lemon pepper from the supermarket. This is some gourmet lemon pepper that takes this dish to the next level in greatness.
– How to Perfectly Sear Salmon –
Pan searing salmon is actually extremely simple, you have to heat a pan with a medium-high heat and add 2 tbsp of fat, I only use extra virgin olive oil. Two minutes after heating the fat add the salmon to the pan and using a spatula push down on the salmon for about 30 seconds. This technique is what helps give the salmon that beautiful sear. For a 1-inch thick piece of salmon cook for 3 minutes per side for a perfect cook. Watch the video below on How to Make this Pan Seared Lemon Pepper Salmon with Arugula Salad or check out the recipe card below, which you can print. Salud!
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Pan Seared Lemon Pepper Salmon with Arugula Salad
FOR THE SALMON
- 2 fillets fresh salmon
- pinch sea salt
- pinch lemon pepper seasoning
FOR THE ARUGULA SALADA
- 2 cups fresh arugula
- 1/2 red onion
- 8 cherry tomatoes
- pinch sea salt
- pinch black pepper
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- slices of lemon
Grab 2 plates and add a handful of fresh arugula to each one, thinly slice 1/2 of a red onion and evenly divide on top of the arugula, cut 8 cherry tomatoes in half and evenly divide on top of the salad, season the salad with sea salt & freshly cracked black pepper and set aside
Season 2 fresh fillets of salmon (mine where 1-inch thick) with sea salt and a generous portion of lemon pepper seasoning, compact the seasonings with your hands so they stick to the salmon
Heat a fry pan with a medium-high heat and add 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, after 2 minutes add the fillets of salmon seasoned side down, using a spatula push down on each fillet for about 30 seconds, this will help give the salmon that beautiful sear, after 3 minutes flip the salmon fillets to cook the other side, after a total cooking time of 6 minutes remove the salmon from the heat and add 1 fillet to each plate with the salad, garnish with a couple slices of lemon and add a kiss of extra virgin olive oil to the salad, enjoy!
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