Pan-fried salmon with capers

    20 min

    Salmon fillets are simply seasoned with salt, pepper and capers. Garnish with wedges of lemon.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 fillets salmon
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons capers
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 4 wedges lemon

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Preheat a large heavy frying pan over medium heat for 3 minutes.
    2. Coat salmon with olive oil. Place in frying pan, and increase heat to high. Cook for 3 minutes. Sprinkle with capers, salt and pepper. Turn salmon over, and cook for 5 minutes, or until browned. Salmon is done when it flakes easily with a fork.
    3. Transfer salmon to individual plates, and garnish with lemon wedges.

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    Very easy to cook, and I agree with the others regarding the oil - the oily fish itself means you only need to add the oil onto the pan. Also, remember to cook on the skin side first.  -  23 Sep 2009


    Made it healthier. This is a fast and flavourful recipe. Combined with the saltiness of the capers I did not think adding salt was necessary. I also did not rub olive oil on the salmon because it is a fatty fish to begin with. I did however, spray the pan with olive oil to prevent it from sticking. However, I enjoyed it immensely and I would make it again. As a side item, I sautéed brussel sprouts with olive oil and garlic. Delish!  -  15 Sep 2008


    So simple and quick and very delicious too. The capers go really nicely with salmon!  -  19 Feb 2011