Pan-Fried Wild Salmon

Background and History:

Pan-fried wild salmon is a culinary treasure that draws upon ancient traditions of cooking and respecting the bounties of nature. The use of wild-caught salmon, with its vibrant pink-orange flesh, ensures a rich, flavorful experience. This dish celebrates the salmon’s journey from pristine waters to your plate.

Ingredients:

  • 4 wild salmon fillets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme

Instructions:

  • Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper.
  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add the minced garlic, rosemary, and thyme to the skillet.
  • Place the seasoned salmon fillets in the skillet, skin side down.
  • Cook for about 4-5 minutes until the skin becomes crisp.
  • Gently flip the fillets and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until the salmon is cooked through.
  • Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the salmon just before removing it from the skillet.
  • Serve with lemon slices and fresh herbs for garnish.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

  • Calories: 350
  • Protein: 40g
  • Fat: 20g
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 1g

Notes:

  • Use sustainably sourced wild salmon for the best flavor and ethical choice.
  • Adjust cooking time based on the thickness of your salmon fillets.
  • The skin becomes delightfully crispy when cooked correctly.

Allergy Warning:

  • Check for seafood allergies before enjoying this salmon dish.
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