The secret to cooking a delicate and delicious salmon in a creamy sauce with super crispy skin.

This is at present my second most popular recipe with millions of views and endless positive comments.  You therefore cannot go wrong, so go ahead and make this Perfect Pan Seared Salmon today.

This pan fried seared salmon is poached in its own sauce rendering it flaky and moist. There’s the option of a crispy skin, and that’s the secret so tell no one!  By baking it separately you can make the skin super crispy, and it goes so well with this delicate soft salmon.

If you wish to impress your friends at the next dinner party, then this is it!  Perfect Pan Seared Salmon.

It’s the only way to get that crispy salmon skin we all love and still have a cream sauce that won’t soften it up.  But that step is optional, if cooking without the optional crispy skin, this dish is very quick and so easy to make.  It does rival any fine dining restaurant in quality so get your taste buds ready! 

Of course you need good piece of fish first.  Try and buy wild salmon, it’s richer in flavour and so much healthier. Buy it fresh from your local fish monger.

These types of fish are generally cooked medium to medium rare so please don’t overcook it unless you absolutely must. The fish should look translucent inside and not like canned tuna.  This will give you a succulent, delicate fish that’s never dry.  Either way you will fall in love after your first morsel of this delectable one pan wonder recipe.

If making it for a dinner party, you can precook them a little in the pan, then transfer to a baking tray and finish in oven.  Reduce the sauce in the pan.

Always use a good wine, one that you would enjoy drinking, the fruity notes of the wine will reflect in the taste of the sauce.  Don’t buy that low fat cream nonsense, use a thickened or heavy cream so you have a decadent sauce.  Flat leaf parsley is best and get a good butter.

Serve it with plain rice to absorb that decadent sauce and a green vegetable such as asparagus, broccolini, green beans or spinach.

So go ahead, make it today, I promise you it won’t be the last time! Enjoy my Perfect Pan Seared Salmon with Lemon Butter Cream Sauce!