I love the entire spectrum of cooking and, admittedly, I get my share of thrills from taking on--and mastering--involved dishes and techniques. But I equally appreciate and welcome those dishes that yield the most amazing tastes and results without the big production that can be deemed synonymous with great food.
This appreciation rings true with one of my favorite salmon preparations. Minimal ingredients--olive oil, salt, pepper, salmon--coupled with some exceptional techniques known for making food taste most wonderful = my pan-seared and oven-roasted salmon. The perfect sear outside and moist, flaky salmon inside yields what could easily be a restaurant quality dish that's nothing short of simply delicious.
Pan-Seared & Oven-Roasted Salmon
|Pan-Seared & Oven-Roasted Salmon|
Freshly ground black pepper
Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees F.
Lightly drizzle olive oil on salmon fillet(s) and season liberally with salt and pepper. Pre-heat an oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Add salmon fillet(s) to hot skillet and sear on each side for 2 minutes each. Place skillet in pre-heated oven and roast for an additional 7-10 minutes, depending on the size of the fillet(s). (Be careful not to overcook!) Remove from oven, dress with freshly squeezed citrus juice and enjoy!