Crispy skin salmon


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  • 0:10 Prep
  • 0:05 Cook
  • 2 Servings
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Serve crispy skin salmon with this quick and easy 15 minute recipe.

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  • 2 (about 120g each) salmon fillets, skin on
  • Olive oil spray
  • Sea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper, to season


  • Step 1
    If you want the skin to crisp up in the pan, it needs to be completely dry before you start cooking. Place the salmon fillets skin-side up on a plate and gently pat the skin with paper towel.
  • Step 2
    A really hot pan is essential for getting the skin to go crispy, so preheat a frying pan on high. Spray the skin side with oil. Alternatively, spray the pan with oil before preheating.
  • Step 3
    Seasoning does more than add flavour – the salt also draws out moisture from the skin so it crisps up quickly. Sprinkle the skin with sea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Step 4
    Work quickly to crisp the skin without overcooking the salmon. Place skin-side down in pan and cook for 3 mins or until crispy. Turn and cook for 2 mins or until cooked to your liking.



• Green salad: Keep it simple and refreshing with lightly dressed mixed salad leaves and lemon wedges. Or, for a sweeter salad, toss through halved Perino or cherry tomatoes.

• Zesty sauce: Take your salmon to the next level with a tangy sauce, such as tartare, hollandaise or garlic aïoli. To keep the skin crisp, serve any sauces on the side.

• Creamy sides: Create a deluxe comfort dinner with a hearty gourmet side, such as potato gratin, soft polenta or white bean puree.

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  • Publication: Coles



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