Pan-seared Crispy Salmon

Salmon is high in omega 3 fatty acids, EPA & DHA, as well as potassium.  Eating foods rich in these nutrients contribute to heart health by reducing artery inflammation, lowering cholesterol, and maintaining blood pressure levels.  


  • 2 salmon fillets, skin on (approx 1 1/4 inch thick)
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • Lemon zest
  • Lemon juice
  • Olive oil


  1. Season the salmon with the salt, pepper and lemon zest.
  2. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan over medium-high heat until hot.
  3. Cook the salmon, without moving, skin side up, until golden and crisp, about 4 minutes.
  4. Carefully flip the fillets and reduce the heat to medium. Continue cooking until done to your liking, 4 to 5 minutes more.
  5. Transfer to a plate and serve with steamed greens or veggie rice and a lemon wedge.