Pan Fried Salmon Fillets
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Pan-Fried Salmon

Pan-fried salmon fillets are delicious when cooked in butter and sage. Who needs fast food, when this wholesome dish is ready in just ten minutes?
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword salmon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 387kcal
Author Vered DeLeeuw


  • 2 (6 oz) salmon fillets, 1-inch thick, bones removed, skin on
  • 1/2 teaspoon Diamond Crystal kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage or rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter


  • Dry the salmon fillets with paper towels. Sprinkle them with the salt, pepper, garlic powder and sage.
  • Heat the butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the salmon fillets, skin side down. Cook until skin is browned and crisp, about 3 minutes.
  • Use a spatula to carefully turn the fillets. Cook until browned on the second side and cooked through, 2-3 more minutes. Transfer the salmon to plates and pour the butter from the skillet on top. Serve immediately.


Serving: 1salmon fillet | Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.1g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 361mg