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Pan Seared Salmon Steakettes

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Wish your salmon tasted like a nice, thick, juicy, *flavorful* steak?? You must try this amazing recipe! :)


Dale’s Steak Seasoning… You’ll need this. Dale’s is a southern favorite, created in Birmingham, Alabama, just two hours from where I grew up. If you can’t find Dale’s, there’s also a brand called Moore’s you might be able to find. The main ingredient in Dale’s & Moore’s is soy sauce, so if you’re having a hard time finding them, you can also try just soy sauce.


McCormick’s Grill Mate’s Steak Seasoning. This is pretty easy to find. I’ve also seen it in the store-brand.

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Marinate the salmon in the Dale’s, skin side up, in a small dish that’s almost too small for the fillets so the marinade can really get up there and flavor the fish. :)

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Pour the marinade so that it comes about halfway up the side of the salmon.

After 30 mins, remove the fillets and season with McCormick’s Grill Mate’s Steak Seasoning

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Begin heating a large skillet over high heat. Once the skillet gets hot, add 1 tbsp each of butter and olive oil to the skillet and let it heat up. Reduce heat to medium high, then add fillets, skin side down.

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Cook until skin is well browned and the bottom half of the fillets turn opaque, about 5 mins. Turn fillets over and cook for another 3-5 mins. At this point (right after flipping over) the skin should be very easy to remove.

See, it’s almost falling off on it’s own:

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Go ahead and remove the skin while the other side is cooking, then season with more Montreal Steak Seasoning.

Turn the salmon again and sear briefly (1-2 mins), or until desired doneness is reached. When the fish is done, it should still show traces of bright orange when you peek inside the fillet with the tip of a paring knife. If center is completely opaque and the orange color is dull, the fish is overcooked.

Serve with a side of rice. This salmon is  juicy and flavorful. You’ll love it! :)

Pan Seared Salmon Steakettes

Ingredients:

  • 2 salmon fillets
  • Dale’s Steak Seasoning
  • McCormick’s Grill Mates Steak Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Directions:

  1. Marinate the salmon fillets, skin side up, in a small dish for 30 mins in Dale’s Steak Seasoning. After 30 mins, begin heating a skillet large enough for the fillets over high heat.
  2. Season fillets with McCormick’s Grill Mate’s Steak Seasoning. Once the skillet gets hot, add butter and olive oil to the skillet and let it heat up. Reduce heat to medium high, then add fillets, skin side down. Cook until skin is well browned and the bottom half of the fillets turn opaque, about 5 mins. Turn fillets over and cook for another 3-5 mins.
  3. At this point (right after flipping over) the skin should be very easy to remove with fork and knife. Turn the salmon over and sear briefly (1-2 mins), or until desired doneness is reached. When the fish is done, it should still show traces of bright orange when you peek inside the fillet with the tip of a paring knife.