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Pan Seared Salmon Steakettes

These Pan Seared Salmon Steakettes are so delicious! They’re the perfect main dish for a family dinner and they only need 30 minutes to marinate!

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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! :)

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Pan Seared Salmon Steakettes

  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 2 filets 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: American

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These Pan Seared Salmon Steakettes are so delicious! They’re the perfect main dish for a family dinner and they only need 30 minutes to marinate!

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Ingredients

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

Instructions

  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.

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24 Responses
  1. Davien Anderson

    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!

  2. Diane Hillas

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

  3. Chris

    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!

  4. maureen

    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.

  5. Gretchen

    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!)

  6. Blake Stiles

    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.

  7. Talitha

    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

  8. Lara

    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.

  9. Casey Morris

    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!

  10. Sandy

    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

  11. DEVONA HEATH

    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!

  12. Christina

    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!! :)

    1. Kyra

      Hey there. Does this taste like steak I have a picky eater who hates fish and I needs recipe that doesn’t taste like salmon at all because I love it and would like to incorporate it more into our diet.

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