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Pan-Fried Salmon

One of the fastest, easiest ways to cook salmon is to simply fry it in a pan for a few minutes. All you need is a skinless salmon filet, your seasoning of choice, and some olive oil. After heating the oil, place the filet in a pan and watch the color change to a lighter pink until it’s fully cooked. Garnish with lemon and thyme and pair with your favorite vegetable side for a delicious and healthy dinner.

Tasty Team
August 23, 2020
98% would make again

Under 30 minutes

Pan-Fried Salmon

Under 30 minutes


for 1 serving

  • olive oil, as needed
  • 6 oz skinless salmon fillet (170 g)
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • fresh thyme, for garnish

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 590
  • Fat 48g
  • Carbs 0g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugar 0g
  • Protein 33g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Heat a drizzle of oil in a medium nonstick skillet. Add the salmon fillet to the pan and season with salt and pepper. Cook until the bottom two-thirds of the fillet are opaque, then flip the fish and cook until done to your liking, 2-4 minutes longer.
  2. Serve the salmon garnished with lemon and thyme.
  3. Enjoy!
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Pan-Fried Salmon