April 19, 2008

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. :)

pan seared salmon recipe blog

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

pan seared salmon recipe blog

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:

pan seared salmon recipe blog

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 isĀ  juicy and flavorful. You’ll love it! :)

Pan-Seared Salmon

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

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. Season fillets with McCormick’s Grill Mate’s Steak Seasoning. Once the skillet gets hot, add butter & 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. 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.



Make for: Dinner / Main Dish
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Laura S. April 19, 2008 at 9:39 am

Got your email and the new recipe. Can’t wait to try it! Thanks, Laura

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Christina April 19, 2008 at 10:07 am

I got this update, Amanda. The salmon looks great! and so do all of the other new recipes! Looks like I have some cooking to do to try them out!! :)

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DEVONA HEATH April 21, 2008 at 7:44 am

HI- I am new to your website. I stumbled across it while looking for pictures of scrapbooking rooms. I had added my email address to get updates when you add something to your website but I have yet to get an email. Your dogs are adorable!

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Janine Nicholson April 24, 2008 at 7:59 am

I haven’t received any emails. I added my email a few months ago. I love this website!!

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Sandy May 11, 2008 at 12:21 am

I’m impressed with your website that I stumbled upon looking for a good chicken cordon bleu recipe. Your recipe looks great and I love the photos!

Keep up the good work.

Sandy

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Cindy P. May 11, 2008 at 6:46 pm

Tried this on Mothers Day, thanks it was fabulous!! I will be trying others soon.

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Casey Morris August 11, 2008 at 7:03 pm

Hey chick! No time no…anything! haha I was browsing Facebook tonight and found your page. I love it! It looks really great. This recipe sounds yummy! I’m not a cook, but this seems easy and delicious!

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T.J. Ostrishko October 30, 2008 at 6:41 pm

great site, i tried the salmon tonight and it was scrumptious! Thanks from Delaware!

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Lara January 12, 2009 at 1:09 pm

This looks fabulous. I’m always on the lookout for new ways to work with seafood; I’m an especially big fan of “crossover” preparations like this one – dishes that appeal to those who claim not to like seafood. Thanks for the ideas.

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Coronae January 15, 2009 at 3:37 am

ok, so you know how you should never go shopping when you’re hungry? well, officially, that rule now applies to stumbling.

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gary fifer January 15, 2009 at 7:09 pm

thanks, simple, easy and great, keep up the good work, looking forward to your tv show, you guys are great!
gary

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Talitha July 17, 2009 at 2:05 am

My husband and I LOVE salmon. Can’t wait to try this one out. Awesome website with a lot of great looking recipes!!!! Thanks
Talitha

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Kate November 15, 2009 at 2:18 pm

Where do you get Dales steak seasoning?? I’m dying to try this recipe, but I can’t find that ingredient!!!!!

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Blake Stiles December 2, 2009 at 8:34 pm

I dont normally visit blogs but yours is so nicely done. Thank you for being a blog that is actually as enjoyable as reading a magazine.

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Gretchen January 8, 2010 at 2:29 pm

I married a man from Alaska and have thrown myself into cooking salmon. One of the best kept secrets is to not only scrape the skin off but scrape the grey fat layer as well!! It will make a TREMENDOUS difference in the taste! Try it!!
For anyone that may not like salmon – you will change your mind after this step! (I did!)

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VIVian June 3, 2010 at 12:58 pm

Hi Amanda! I love love love your website! Do you have a recipe for Clam Chowder…it’s my favorite soup! Thanks.

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Ginny July 31, 2010 at 2:08 pm

I made this the other night & it was delicious!!!!!! My husband AND 2 year old both loved it. haha! Thank you!

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maureen June 3, 2011 at 7:42 am

I love salmon. My dad is a great cook and this is one of my favs that he makes. He has lots of different ways to cook it so I am going to send him your recipe and let him try that.

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Mary June 3, 2011 at 8:01 am

This recipe looks delicious! I plan to order the seasonings as a gift. Thanks for sharing!

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Chris June 3, 2011 at 10:29 am

Hi Amanda. I love salmon and Alaskan King Crab. Thanks for all your great blog posts. I tried your Oreo, Chocolate chip cookie and brownie dessert and it was AMAZING! Thanks!

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Diane Hillas June 3, 2011 at 11:41 am

Tried this-loved it! But I used soy sauce with a teaspoon of brown sugar stirred in, the sprinkled with Montreal Seasoning-yummy!

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Davien Anderson June 24, 2011 at 9:29 pm

Just made this salmon! Best salmon I’ve ever made! My frig is full of food from all of your recipes. I’m just as excited about eating leftovers as I am about making you recipes!

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