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Fool Proof Crispy Skin Salmon Every Time

7-minute Crispy Skin Salmon

The easiest, most foolproof method for getting crispy skin salmon every time.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Dinners
Cuisine American, French
Servings 2 servings
Calories 375 kcal


  • Cast-iron pan


  • 2 salmon fillet portions–scaled and de-boned
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil


  • Preheat a cast iron pan to medium low heat, level 4 on an electric stovetop.
  • Drizzle the skin side of the salmon portions with oil, and season liberally with salt.
  • Place the salmon skin-side-down onto a square of parchment paper and lower into the pan, paper side down.
  • Hold the salmon down firmly with a fish spatula for 15 seconds to prevent it from buckling.
  • Cook the salmon on the skin side for 5-7 minutes depending on thickness. Season on the flesh side.
  • Flip the salmon over and finish cooking on the flesh side for 30 seconds.


Calories: 375kcalFat: 21.5gCholesterol: 135mgSodium: 1265mgPotassium: 581mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mg
Keyword fish
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