Basic Cooking Guidance
The weight of your fresh Atlantic salmon fillet will vary. It’s typically about 1lb or 16oz.
Preparing the fillet
While the pan or oven are heating, pat dry your fillet with a paper towel or tea towel to remove the excess moisture. Then oil the fillet and season both sides with salt and pepper.
Pan-Sear in a Skillet
Heat a pan over medium-high heat with a little bit of cooking oil to coat the bottom of the pan and heat until it’s sizzling hot. Once the oil starts to shimmer (hot enough to sizzle), place the fillet onto the pan skin side down. Press down lightly on the fillet with a spatula for thirty seconds. Reduce heat to medium and let it cook for three to four minutes undisturbed. Flip the fillet and cook for one or two more minutes.
Spray the bottom of the air fryer basket with oil, and then arrange the fillet in the basket. Run the air fryer for 7 minutes at 400 degrees.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Arrange the salmon on a foil-lined baking sheet and cook for 12-13 minutes.
Best Sides for Salmon
Salmon pairs well with virtually everything. We suggest sauteed seasonal vegetables, pasta, mashed potatoes, salad, or rice.