How to Cook Salmon: 3 Simple Techniques • Seafood Nutrition Partnership


2 salmon fillets (either skin on or off, your preference), thawed
olive, avocado or grapeseed oil (we like the spray version)
lemon wedge or lemon juice
salt (to taste)
pepper (to taste)
How to Cook Salmon Recipes & Tips by Dietitian Mary Ellen Phipps


1.Rinse your thawed salmon fillets under cold water then pat dry with paper towel.
2.Spray or brush salmon flesh with oil, squeeze some lemon juice on, and then sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper to taste.
3.COOK SALMON IN A SKILLET: Preheat a skillet over medium-high heat. Spray the pan with oil and let it warm for about 2 minutes, making sure it coats the bottom of the pan. Place salmon skin side UP in the skillet and cook for 5-6 minutes, then flip it over so the skin side is down and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes.
4.COOK SALMON IN THE OVEN: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Arrange the salmon on a foil lined baking sheet and cook for 12-13 minutes.
5.COOK SALMON IN AN AIR FRYER: Spray the bottom of the air fryer basket with oil, and then arrange the fillets in the basket. Run the air fryer for 7 minutes on 400 degrees.

Seafood IS simple and so delicious – and many recipes over complicate it. Here we’ll show you three basic variations to cooking salmon perfectly in less than 15 minutes – using a skillet, an air fryer, or in the oven.

Salmon is so flavorful on it’s own and doesn’t need a lot of seasoning added to it; a little oil, salt, pepper, and a squeeze of citrus is perfect for how to cook salmon.

Seafood Nutrition Partnership has partnered with one of our favorite dietitians, Mary Ellen Phipps of Milk and Honey Nutrition, to create a series of simple videos and tips on how to cook different types of seafood. First up us How to Cook Salmon. Yum!

Check out the other videos in the series along with super-simple recipes and tips, How to Cook Shrimp and How to Cook White Fish such as cod, pollock, snapper, haddock, halibut, barramundi or grouper.

In this video, Mary Ellen shows you how to cook salmon at home in under 15 minutes on the stove. For more tips and an FAQ on best practices for cooking salmon, check out Mary Ellen’s blog post, How to Cook Salmon in an Air Fryer, Skillet, or Oven.

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