Tuesday, August 7, 2012


Finally, I get to make salmon for dinner. The husband is away this week, so the boy and I get to eat our favorite fish! I was shocked when I saw the crust on this salmon. If I hadn't made it myself, I would have thought it was breaded. Rest assured, it wasn't. This is the easiest, go-to salmon recipe that tastes so gourmet.

Easiest Seared Salmon
1 Tbsp coconut oil
3/4 lb salmon fillet
1 Tbsp Homemade Mayonnaise
1 tsp dijon mustard
juice 1/2 lemon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Set aside. In a cast iron skillet, heat coconut oil over medium high heat. Brush salmon with half of the mayo mixture and place in the skillet, sauce side down. Leave it still! It will form a crust and start to pull away from the surface of the skillet as it cooks. After about 5 minutes, brush the top (non-sauced side of the salmon and flip. Leave on another 5 minutes or so, until the salmon is cooked to your liking. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste and serve!


  1. Yum!! I absolutely love salmon! What did you make as your side??? It looks delicious!!

    1. I think it is red cabbage, onions and yellow squash caramelized in coconut oil in my cast iron skillet. I made this a couple of weeks ago so I don't really remember. I love sauteeing whatever leftover veggies I have in my cast iron. It delivers an unbelievable flavor. I might have done these in bacon grease, which should be a kitchen staple, BTW. I hope you like the salmon! Thanks for the support!

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