Feb 7, 2009

Simple Pan-Seared Salmon Steak

Drumroll please~~
Let me introduce you to possibly the easiest recipe ever in my blog,

Pan-seared salmon steak!-

With only 4 ingredients and few simple steps,
You can enjoy this dish in no time.

Since there are only a few ingredients,
Make sure you use better quality ones,
Otherwise the bad flavor will definitely show.
(Especially the fishy taste if the salmon is not so fresh)


1 salmon steak
2 to 3 garlic cloves (peeled)
Sea salt
Extra virgin olive oil


Sprinkle some salt on both sides of the fish steak and let it sit for about 30 minutes.
When you're ready to cook the fish,
Just use a paper towel and gently pat on the fish,
The salt makes the fish to release the liquid inside,
And we need to wipe it because you don't wanna see oil bouncing out from the pan later on.
(I learned my lesson before, water and oil can never be good friends)

In a nonstick pan,
(One of the greatest invention in the world, it saves you so much time for clean up)
Drizzle some olive oil and toss in the garlic cloves.
Wait until the garlic turned slightly brown and the aroma fills every corner in the kitchen,
Scoop them out,
We do not want burned garlic here.

Since some salt might be lost while wiping the fish earlier,
You might want to sprinkle more a little bit more before searing it.
Transfer the salmon to the pan and sear both sides for about 2 minutes,
That's it, nice and easy!

Cindy's Rating: 6

End Note:

I would have given it a 7 but the bones in the middle made me deducted one more point,
Totally not good with bones, maybe that's one of the reason why I love sushi!


  1. We cook this at home too! The addition we add to your recipe would be a bit of pepper and some slices of ginger and some cornstarch on the outside.

    Looks delicious! You got a really good sear on your salmon steak!

  2. I luv to salt & pepper my salmon before grilling, easy is good! :)

  3. arrr, 1st i didn't really use tiger shrimp so it wasnt' that expensive, 2nd u r the one bought Harry&David Pears n salmons(PS it look sososososos fresh)!!!they r waaaaay more expensive lol

  4. To EatTravelEat~
    Haha yeah, sometimes my mom will fried up some scallion with some othe essence and pour it over the salmon steak,

    To Noobcook~
    Yeah, sometimes when the ingredients are fresh, it tastes even better just by using little seasonings!

    To Latte&cig~
    Haha you caught me!
    Oh well, once a while, I need to spoil myself!

  5. What a simple and yummy!!! Just perfect :)

  6. To Selba~
    Thank you so much!
    This dish is very good with white rice!

  7. We like to broil our salmon, to get it a little more crispy.

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  8. To Nate-N-Annie~
    No problem,
    I think put the salmon on the grill is another good alternative too!

  9. Mm, well done! I love simple dishes.

    The salmon skin looks like it is tasty, too.


  10. To Ivan~
    Yeah the skin is cruchy!
    The fatty part attached to the skin makes it nice and moist!

    How are you these days??
    Haven't seen you online for a while~

  11. It turned out perfectly except I would of liked to know how much heat or setting for searing. I liked the tip about removing the excess water from the fish. I'll be doing it this way again nice and crisp!

    1. I usually use medium high heat when searing the fish~! Glad you like this post!