This crispy pan seared salmon is flaky and tender, with a flavorful crust of homemade everything bagel seasoning. You can make this healthy fish recipe for dinner in less than 15 minutes!
This meal cooks up SO quickly. Seriously, it takes less than 15 minutes to go from pan to plate! It’s perfect for the crazy busy days when you’re literally coming in the door at 8pm, and nobody has eaten dinner yet.
Crispy Pan Seared Salmon
The seasoning is simple but packed with flavor. I use homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning but if you prefer, use your favorite store bought version. The seasoning is rubbed on the salmon and sautéed in butter to a golden brown.
In need of a new batch of Everything Bagel Seasoning the other day, I made a little extra and decided it would make for a great crust for some salmon filets I had picked up. I was right!
This is a fantastic, multi-flavored crust on the buttery salmon with hints of sesame, onion, garlic and poppy seeds.
This crispy pan seared salmon has it all, from a crispy, crusted outside of buttery garlic and onion with the flavors of sesame and poppy seeds to a tender, flakey inside that goes perfectly together.
FAQ and Recipe Notes
Wait to add any seasoning until just before you cook the salmon. This prevents the salt in the seasoning from breaking down the proteins in the fish.
Although it isn’t exactly eye candy, that white glob of congealed protein on your salmon is perfectly safe to eat. The scientific name for it is albumin.
2-3 minutes per side is all it takes in a skillet over medium high heat with some butter.
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Everything Bagel Crispy Pan Seared Salmon
- 24 oz salmon filets (6 oz each)
- 4 tbsp Everything Bagel Seasoning
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 lemon
- Rinse and pat the salmon dry using a paper towel.
- Apply Everything Bagel Seasoning on the salmon, pressing to adhere.
- In a skillet over medium-high heat melt the butter. Add the salmon and quickly sear 2-3 minutes per side or until cooked through.
- Spoon melted butter onto the filets and squeeze fresh lemon juice over the top.
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
This post, originally published on August 21, 2019, was last updated on May 1, 2021.