This easy recipe for seared salmon with blue cheese topping is proof that preparing seafood does not need to be complicated. Try this recipe once and I guarantee, it will become a go-to fish dinner soon!
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Over medium-high heat, preheat a non-stick skillet or cast-iron pan and add the olive oil.
Season the salmon fillets on both sides with salt, pepper and brown sugar.
Once the skillet is ready, place the salmon fillets and lower the heat to medium, and allow the salmon to sear on each side for about 2 minutes dropping the heat to medium-low after the first minute.
Add the garlic and lemon slices and sauté them with the salmon fillets for 1 minute until the flavors burst out, then cover your skillet with a lid (or use aluminum foil if you don't have a lid for that skillet or pan) while maintaining the heat at medium-low.
Uncover the skillet, turn off the heat and crumble the blue cheese on top of each fillet and cover them again for a just a few seconds to soften the cheese a little bit.
Sprinkle the salmon with parsley and drizzle about 1/4 teaspoon of honey on each.
When frying the salmon, don't be tempted to turn up the heat or your salmon will be overcooked on the outside and raw on the inside.
Trust me, the cheese will melt on top of the salmon, even though the heat is turned off.
Use maple syrup instead of honey or coconut sugar instead of brown sugar, if desired.
Seared Salmon with Blue Cheese
Amount Per Serving (1 fillet)
Calories 304Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Vitamin A 179IU4%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.