How to Make the Perfect Salmon Every Damn Time (in 15 Minutes or Less)

I'm not going to sugarcoat this for you, my salmon cooking skills are out of this world. Pull up a seat and learn some things.
  1. What you'll need:
  2. Salmon that is not sold frozen. It doesn't have to be super expensive, but it can't be cheap. I buy mine at Costco for between $9-$12/lb
  3. Fresh garlic
    For the love, don't use minced garlic from a jar or (gag me) garlic powder. Use real garlic!
  4. Oil
    It can be EVOO, avocado oil, even vegetable oil if you must, but please don't use an oil with its own taste, like coconut oil.
  5. A cast iron skillet
    It must be cast iron, end of discussion.
  6. Salt and pepper
    I like to use freshly cracked sea salt and pepper.
  7. A lemon
    Not lemon juice. A lemon, damn it.
  8. First, preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  9. Then put your cast iron skillet on the burner, and pour a tablespoon or two of oil in your pan. Heat to medium high.
  10. Slice your garlic (you can mince, of course, but I find slicing to be nicer) and place your fresh, thin slices into the oil that is heating. 1-2 cloves / lb of salmon will be great.
  11. Cut your salmon into portion sizes pieces and sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper.
  12. Place salmon presentation side down, into your skillet. Sprinkle the underside with salt and pepper. Set the timer for 6 minutes and walk away.
  13. After 6 minutes is up, flip the salmon over, squeeze a lemon over the top, and place it in your pre heated oven.
  14. Set the timer for another six minutes and walk away.
  15. When the timer is up, your salmon is done!
  16. Isn't that simple? I promise, you will love it!