Pan Seared Salmon

Serves 2
Are you like most people in that you love good food, but you lack a ton of time to make great food? Here's an idea for a delightful dinner in less than 15 minutes.

In a saute pan, bring 2 Tbsp of olive oil to medium heat.* Salt and pepper the fronts and backs of two fresh, skinless salmon fillets (about 4-6 ounces each). Place each salmon fillet in the warm oil and let sit for 3-4 minutes on each side depending on how thick the salmon is (only move steaks to flip them with a spatula, once, so that you get the nice seared edges on each side). Remove from heat and let cool for 1-2 minutes.

To plate: Use a flavorful, thick citrus dressing. Pour 2-3 Tbsp in a small bowl. With the back edge of a spoon, drizzle some of the dressing in any design that you like, on each serving plate. Place a small herb or piece of arugula on the plate. Place your salmon fillets to the side of the garnishes or on top of the garnishes. Serve with a chilled glass of white wine. Enjoy. Could it get any easier?!?

* Here's a secret to knowing if your oil is hot enough for searing your fish/meat. With the handle of a wooden spoon, insert it into the oil. If you see little bubbles sizzling around the edge of the handle, it's ready. Note, you should not see the oil spitting up in the pan w/out the handle, or your oil is too hot.

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