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  • Preheat oven to 350. Heat a medium ovenproof nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil. Pat salmon dry with paper towels. Season the flesh-side of the salmon with salt. When the oil is hot, add salmon skin-side down. Sear until the skin is golden brown and crispy, about 5 minutes. Turn and transfer to oven and cook until a cake tester or tip of a paring knife is just warm to the touch when inserted into the middle of the salmon; about 5 minutes for medium-rare and 9 minutes for fully cooked through. Let rest for 2 minutes and serve immediately topped with a pat of butter.


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Rating: 5 stars
This lesson on pan searing was fantastic. I'm a talented home chef and still i learned some great new techniques. I've made Martha's pan seared salmon several times... following the recipe exactly... and it is fabulous and foolproof. If you desire to have perfectly pan seared salmon like served at the restaurants then you will be delighted with this recipe. I'm so impressed with this new series on PBS with Martha. I think these cooking classes are Martha's best show yet!