Perfect Salmon Recipe

Perfect Salmon – Crispy Tender Delicious

Best salmon around. Foolproof seven minute method to cook perfect salmon, scrod, cod, haddock, chicken breasts or pork tenderloin.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people
Calories 225 kcal


  • Oven with broil function.
  • Oven safe pan.


  • 1 lb fillet of salmon Skinned if preferred. Check for pin bones. (Do not substitute salmon steak.)
  • 1 tbsp Purely Seasoning's Original Seasoned Salt
  • 2 – 3 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 – 3 tbsp garlic minced
  • cup capers drained
  • 1 – 2 lemons zested & juiced
  • ⅓ – ½ cup white wine dry


  • With all ingredients ready, preheat pan on the stove top until smoking.
  • Preheat broiler with rack on top shelf.
  • Into hot pan, swirl olive oil to coat; then, with pan over high heat, quickly add garlic, capers, and 2/3 lemon zest. Top with salmon, skin side down. Immediately pour lemon juice over salmon, top with evenly distributed lemon zest, and coat with seasoned salt. Add wine to bring liquid half-way up the side of the salmon.
  • When the liquid has come to a boil (this will happen very rapidly), place under the broiler for 7 minutes. A bit of crust will form on top and edges of the salmon and the liquid will reduce by about half, sometimes more. This will produce a lemony, moist, almost flaky (flaky is over-cooked) salmon that can be served immediately or at room temperature (or cold for salad.) If to be served at room temperature or cold, cool in the pan so that the fish will absorb all the remaining pan liquids.


The 7-Minute Method

This timing/method/ingredient list can be used for any fish that is about the same thickness as a salmon fillet such as scrod, cod, or haddock. It can also be used for butterflied chicken breasts or butterflied pork tenderloin, indeed anything that can be produced with a fairly uniform thickness of about ½ inch. Timing may have to increase or decrease based on thickness, but ingredients can stay the same.
This salmon pairs beautifully with our Universal Sauce.
Keyword fish • Perfect • Recipe • Salmon • Seafood

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