Pan fried salmon steak is a delicacy when seasoned with sage and fried in butter. It’s a delicious dish that also happens to be very healthy!
This is such an easy recipe for pan fried salmon steak! It’s truly as easy as it gets, making it perfect for a weeknight dinner.
How do I pan fry salmon steak?
Easy! Sprinkle the fish with seasonings, then fry in butter, 3 minutes per side. The butter and sage impart wonderful flavors upon the already-delicious fish.
Is salmon steak healthy?
I love the fatty, rich taste of salmon. And although it is not a low-calorie fish, it’s very healthy and an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. Do try to buy sustainable, wild caught or responsibly farmed salmon.
When is salmon fully cooked?
This recipe was written for 6-oz salmon steaks. If your salmon steaks are bigger, you’ll need to fry them longer, possibly 4-5 minutes per side. But then do reduce the heat to medium or even medium-low after the first 3 minutes.
Salmon is fully cooked when its color turns from translucent to opaque. Its internal temperature, measured by an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part (without touching the bone), should reach 135 degrees F.
How to serve salmon steak?
What about leftovers?
You can keep cooked salmon steak in the fridge, in an airtight container, for up to 3 days. Make sure you reheat it very gently, so that it doesn’t dry out. I usually reheat salmon in the microwave, covered, on 50% power.
More salmon recipes you might like
If you enjoy salmon, you might also want to try this easy recipe for oven baked salmon. It’s just as easy as this one, and so tasty! And for an Asian inspired dish, try teriyaki salmon. It’s super flavorful!
Pan Fried Salmon Steak
- 2 (6 oz) salmon steaks, about 1/2 inch thick
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- Sprinkle, then rub, both sides of the salmon steaks with salt, pepper and sage.
- Melt the butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Swirl to coat.
- When foaming subsides, add the salmon steaks.
- Fry the salmon steaks 3 minutes on the first side.
- Turn to other side, lower heat to medium and cook until cooked through, about 3 more minutes,
- Transfer the salmon steaks to plates, spoon the pan juices on top, and serve.