Healthy Fish Recipe:
Seared Salmon Filets

healthy fish recipe

Seared salmon filets may be the easiest healthy fish recipe there is. The ingredient list is short and it only takes about 10 minutes to make, start to finish. I once made this dish after coming back from a long day of sightseeing with visiting friends, and they were amazed at what a delicious meal I was able to whip up in record time.

Salmon has long been known for its health benefits due to the high amount of omega 3 fatty acid it contains. Omega 3s reduce pain and inflammation, increase cardiovascular health and improve brain function. Eating a fatty fish, such as wild-caught salmon, up to twice a week is a healthy choice and will not cause you to take in too much mercury.

The best way to sear salmon is by using a carbon steel skillet heated to medium-high. Then add the oil, and when hot, add the salmon. You can also use a cast iron pan or any other type of healthy cookware for this quick, delicious healthy fish recipe.

Seared Salmon

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes


3 tablespoons olive oil

4 salmon filets

1 juiced lemon


  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add salmon filets and cook for about two minutes. Filets should have a crispy golden crust. Turn filets over and cover with lemon juice. Cook another two minutes and remove to plates.
  2. Serve with optional soy sauce.

Photo: Zefei

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