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How to Season Pan-Fried Salmon

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Leigh Good has been writing for magazines and newspapers for more than 10 years. Her work has been published in numerous print and online publications. Good has a bachelor's degree in print journalism from Georgia State University.
How to Season Pan-Fried Salmon
Pan fried salmon and lemons. Photo Credit AVNphotolab/iStock/Getty Images

Pan-fried salmon makes a healthy dinner time meal. Loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, salmon is a lean source of healthy protein. Pan-frying salmon is simple and fast. You can season salmon to your tastes prior to pan-frying to create a tasty meal. Choose homemade spice mixes when possible and use minimal amounts of oil to cut back on the sodium, preservatives and fat found in purchased prepared spice rubs and marinades.

Step 1

Drizzle salmon with a small amount of olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper for a simple and subtle seasoning that lets the flavor of the fish shine.

Step 2

Coat salmon fillets or steaks with a paste of minced fresh ginger, curry powder and cumin combined with citrus zest and juice for a tangy and flavorful dish.

Step 3

Brush raw salmon with a combination of soy sauce, mustard and olive oil for an Asian-flavored fish dinner.

Step 4

Marinate salmon in a mixture of maple syrup, soy sauce and ground chilies for a dish that is simultaneously sweet, salty and spicy.

Step 5

Coat salmon steaks or fillets in cracked black pepper before pan-frying to create a crunchy and spicy crust around the juicy, tasty fish.

Step 6

Sweeten up salmon by coating the fish with a combination of warmed brown sugar, honey and mustard before cooking.

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