This 15 minute recipe for Crispy Pan Seared Salmon is perfectly browned and crisp on the outside and tender and just cooked on the inside. It only requires a few basic ingredients but yields restaurant-quality salmon every time!
Heat oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat.
Meanwhile, sprinkle salt and pepper all over the salmon.
Lay salmon filet skinned-side up in the hot oil. Let cook, undisturbed until browned and crispy along the bottom edge, and the flesh is turning opaque about halfway up the side of the filet, 4 to 6 minutes, depending on thickness.
Flip salmon over and remove the skillet from heat. Allow the salmon to remain in hot skillet to allow the carry-over heat to continue cooking the other side until cooked to the desired temperature, 2 to 3 minutes.