Pan seared salmon on spatula

How to Cook Restaurant Style Salmon at Home

A foolproof method to cook perfect salmon every single time!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 241 kcal
Author Stacey aka the Soccer Mom


  • Salmon filets 6-8oz each
  • Coconut oil or cooking oil of your choice
  • Salt & pepper


  1. Lightly salt and pepper salmon filets.
  2. Place salmon filets skin side up on a frying pan lightly coated with coconut oil (or cooking oil of your choice). Make sure pan is hot before adding oil.
  3. Once salmon is cooked halfway through, flip so skin side is facing down. (You will see a distinct line in the middle of the filet when it's time to flip (about 7-10 minutes).
  4. Turn off heat, cover, and let steam ten minutes for medium doneness. (If you like your salmon medium-well, add 2-3 extra minutes).

Recipe Notes

Note: Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.

Nutrition Facts
How to Cook Restaurant Style Salmon at Home
Amount Per Serving
Calories 241 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 74mg 3%
Potassium 833mg 24%
Protein 33g 66%
Vitamin A 1.4%
Calcium 2%
Iron 7.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.