Pan Seared Salmon with Lemon-Artichoke Salsa Recipe

Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10-15 minutes

Ingredients:

For the Lemon-Artichoke Salsa:

  • 1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 3 tablespoons capers, drained
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

For the Salmon:

  • 4 (6-ounce) skin-on salmon fillets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions:

Make the Lemon-Artichoke Salsa:

  • Combine ingredients: In a medium bowl, combine chopped artichoke hearts, red onion, capers, parsley, olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, and oregano.
  • Season: Season with salt and pepper to taste. Toss to combine well.
  • Refrigerate: Cover and refrigerate salsa while you prepare the salmon.

Make the Salmon:

  • Season the salmon: Pat the salmon fillets dry with paper towels. Season both sides generously with salt and pepper.
  • Heat oil: Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Sear the salmon (skin-side down): Place salmon fillets, skin-side down, in the hot skillet. Cook for 3-5 minutes, or until the skin is crisp and golden brown.
  • Flip and finish cooking: Carefully flip the salmon and cook the other side for an additional 3-5 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through to your liking (internal temperature of 145°F for medium-rare).
  • Remove skin (optional): If desired, remove the skin from the salmon after cooking.

Assemble and Serve

  • Plate the salmon: Place a salmon fillet on each serving plate.
  • Top with salsa: Spoon a generous amount of the lemon-artichoke salsa on top of each salmon fillet.
  • Serve immediately: Enjoy while hot!

Tips:

  • Use fresh ingredients: The best flavor comes from fresh lemon, parsley, and other ingredients.
  • Don’t overcook the salmon: Salmon can dry out quickly, so be mindful of the cooking time.
  • Adjust seasoning: Taste the salsa and adjust salt, pepper, and lemon juice to your preference.
  • Serving suggestions: This salmon dish pairs well with rice, quinoa, roasted vegetables, or a simple salad.

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