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This is a very quick and easy salmon fillet recipe.

You may also enjoy Jamie’s Crispy Salmon and Smoked Salmon with Scrambled Eggs and Parmesan.

There are many ways to cook salmon; such as on the BBQ; in the oven; and even under the grill.  Shallow frying is super quick and easy – and it makes the salmon nice and crispy on the outside and moist and flaky inside.  Delicious!


Salmon Fillet Recipe

Salmon Fillet Recipe – Ingredients

  • Salmon fillets (one per person) – no bones – skin on or off (your choice)
  • Olive Oil for frying
  • Lemon wedges to serve
  • Pepper to serve
  • Good quality Tartar Sauce to serve

Note:  Cooking time will depend on how thick the salmon fillets are and also how you like your salmon cooked.  Restaurants in Sydney tend to serve cooked salmon very rare, which I don’t particularly like (unless I’m having sushi).  I prefer it just cooked all the way through.  Remember the salmon will keep cooking for a little while after you take it out of the pan, so don’t be tempted to over-cook.  Once you’ve made this salmon fillet recipe a few times, you’ll get to know what the family likes and doesn’t like.

Salmon Fillet Recipe

Salmon Fillet Recipe – Method

  1. Just cover the base of a heavy base fry pan with oilive oil
  2. Heat to quite hot
  3. Turn fry pan heat to medium and carefully add the Salmon fillets
  4. Let them cook for approx 3 or 4 minutes (see note above) – you will see the salmon turning pink from the bottom up
  5. Turn salmon over and cook other side (the first side should be nice a crispy)
  6. Cook second side for similar time and serve with lemon wedges, pepper and a good quality tartar sauce

Additional Serving Suggestions

  • Serve with either baked or boiled potatoes or oven baked chips
  • On-the-cob fresh sweet corn (just microwave on medium high for a couple of minutes – so easy)
  • Fresh sweet peas or ordinary fresh peas
  • A fresh green salad

I’m sure you can think of other delicious things to serve with this salmon fillet recipe.

Let me know if you give it a try.  It’s a great meal for the family when you really can’t be bothered spending too much time, or making too much effort in the kitchen – and it’s a winner every time in my house!

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Jan Littlehales

You might also enjoy:

Smoked Salmon with Scrambled Eggs and Parmesan

Jamie's Crispy Salmon

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16 Responses to “Salmon Fillet Recipe – in Ten Minutes”

  1. BelindaO says:

    Looks delicious Jan, and so easy. I am Catholic so meat for me on Good Friday is a no no, will try your recipe. Happy Easter………

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  2. Thanks Jan. I’m a big salmon fan. Mostly smoked salmon though. Is there an easy way to tell when the salmon is sufficiently cooked?
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  3. Thanks for your comments Belinda and David. To answer your question David – as the salmon cooks it turns a different colour (it goes a light shade of pink). Once you see it’s pink half way, turn it over and cook the other side. Of course, I’m assuming you like your salmon cooked all the way through (like I do). If you prefer it a bit rare, then cook it less. Remember also that even if it looks that light shade of pink all around the outside, there could still be a rare bit in the middle (just like when you cook steak) but I find if you keep the pan quite hot while cooking it’s pretty much cooked all the way through once it’s pink all over. Try it a few times and you’ll soon get the hang of it – and if it is under-cooked to your liking, you can always put it back in the pan for a couple of minutes – just make sure the oil is hot when you do this, or the salmon will soak up the oil and go a bit greasy. Let me know how you get one. I’m hungry for salmon now, just writing about it!!.

  4. Hi Jan

    Great timely reminder for a scrumptous fish recipe. To make my meal even quicker for me, I love the aussie barbeque. This way hubby cooks the fish and I have done the salad.

    Barbequed fish always tastes great and thanks for the cooking tips and fresh lemon wedges. Your recipes are great and so helpful in my busy household.

    Cherie R
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  5. Hi Cherie – thanks for your comment. Yes, getting hubby on the BBQ is a great idea – I do it all the time. Salmon on the BBQ is delicious wrapped in foil with some lemon wedges, or you can just put it straight on the hot plate – but make sure it doesn’t dry out too much. And of course you can use a fry pan on many BBQ’s these days as well. So many options – and all of them in less than 10 minutes!

  6. John Davis says:

    Feel as a chief with these delicious ten minute meals
    Salmon fillet Lovely. Will try in the near future.

  7. Lisa Wood says:

    Hello Jan,
    Gosh the Salmon fillet recipe sounds so yummy!! I love salmon, cant remember the last time I had it 🙂 I love cooking my on the BBQ and having a fresh garden salad on the side. Lemon is also the best, with a bit of olive oil. Gosh now I am hungry!!

  8. Lina Nguyen says:

    Hi Jan

    OMG – YUMMO! One of my favourite dishes of all time! I’m one of those rare salmon eaters 🙂 Thank you for your salmon fillet recipe. Question – How do you get a boneless salmon fillet? Is it just a matter of asking?

    Apprentice DinnerInTenMinutes Cook.

  9. Carolyn says:

    The b-b-q is a great way to cook! I think it makes the fish and meat taste so much nicer! And it’s good to share the preparation. Yummy recipe.

  10. Hi Jan,
    Great BBQ idea and reciepe for Easter, we had some friends over and had a BBQ at home also, as I do most of the cooking and cleaning and having a BBQ sure cuts down the workload and taste good too.

  11. Hilary says:

    I love this salmon fillet recipe, nice and simple. Always a plus for a busy lifestyle. Thankfully it is a meal that my whole family enjoy.

  12. Tony Strong says:

    Hi Jan, picked up a couple of half price salmon fillets close to their use-by date and chucked them on the hot plate as per your instructions & cooked a few chips to go with them, salt and lemon juice. fantastic. even My 10 Y.O. was happy! tyvm. cheers

  13. That’s great to hear Tony. My boys have always loved salmon. I used to get away with giving them a half serve – no such luck now as they are 19 and 16! And remember salmon will freeze well, so if you can pick up some half price bargains you could buy extra and freeze for future use. Thanks for commenting.

  14. melinda says:

    i was just wondering i want to try this recipe but was wondering will this recipe work on prepackaged frozen filets? im assuming so since u recommended buying in bulk and freezing..

  15. Hi Melinda,
    Thanks for dropping by.
    Yes, you can use frozen salmon fillets, but let them thaw completely before cooking … and remember to get the oil nice and hot before adding them to the pan.
    Salmon fillets are one of my favourites – hope you enjoy.

  16. Cristina says:

    Love salmon Jan, thanks for the inspiration ¡ Regards

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