Pan seared Parmesan Italian Crusted Salmon in the Iron Skillet is restaurant quality delicious at home cooking prices.
IRON SKILLET COOKING
Cooking in the iron skillet somehow gives food an even better flavor in my humble opinion.
Iron skillets are good for more than just making cornbread. There is just something special about the outcome of the food when it was prepared in an iron skillet.
WAYS TO COOK SALMON
There are many ways to prepare salmon, and we’ve done most of them. I almost set the oven on fire once when I didn’t soak the cedar planks long enough before cooking salmon in the oven!
- Baked in the oven
- Broiled in the oven
- Grilled on a charcoal or gas grill
- Cedar plank in the oven
- Cedar plank on the grill
- Pan Seared
This meal is absolutely just as amazing as it looks! I don’t know why we don’t cook salmon more often, it’s wonderful.
SIDE DISHES TO SERVE WITH SEARED CRUSTED SALMON
- Fresh Green Bean Salad
- Roasted Brussel Sprouts With Balsamic Glaze
- Baked Stuffed Potatoes
- Simple Roasted Butternut Squash
- Made From Scratch Mashed Potatoes
- Pecan Glazed Green Beans
Our Parmesan Italian Crusted Salmon dinner is perfect for special occasions. Celebrations like Valentine’s, anniversaries, birthdays and such when we prefer to stay home are a good time to make these kinds of meals.
Printable Recipe Below
Only four ingredients needed for this quick and easy seafood entree. Chances are excellent if you keep a well stocked pantry you may have all four on hand now.
We also use the Italian dressing mix in our Crockpot Zesty Italian Leg Quarters recipe.
- Packaged Italian dressing mix
- Grated fresh Parmesan Cheese
- Olive Oil
The Parmesan Italian Crust ingredients makes for a very light but tasty crust which won’t overpower the flavor of the salmon.
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- 1 large piece of Salmon, cut into 4 pieces
- 1 pk. Italian dressing mix
- ½ Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
- 2 Tbsp. Robust olive oil
Mix one packet of the Italian dressing mix with ½ cup (more if desired) grated parmesan cheese
Coat the salmon with the seasoning mix
Heat the Iron skillet with the olive oil on high heat. Do not walk away!
Once the oil is hot, cook the salmon skin side down first for about 2 minutes to make it crispy and sealed
Then turn the burner down to medium high and continue to cook another 4-5 minutes before flipping
Turn the salmon over using a firm spatula and cook on the other side for about 3-4 minutes until it is done to your preference.
Serve and enjoy!
The amount of time it takes for your salmon to get done will depend on how thick your salmon is. Thicker salmon will take longer, thinner will cook quicker.
I prefer Robust Olive Oil for the flavor but you can use what you have on hand.
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Pompeian Smooth Extra Virgin Olive Oil - 68 Ounce
Kraft Grated Cheese, Parmesan Cheese, 16 oz Jar (Pack of 3)
Good Seasons Italian Salad Dressing & Recipe Mix 0.7oz, 10 Pouches
OXO 1130900 Good Grips Fish Turner,Stainless Steel,1/2"W x 13.65"L/3-1/2"
Lodge Cast Iron Skillet and Ready for Stove Top or Oven Use, 10.25", Black
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 238Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 47mgSodium 297mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 16g
Nutrition information is estimated and may not be exact based on uncontrolled variables in home kitchens used by each individual cook.