Salt-Cooked Salmon

Serves 2
5
minutes
15
minutes

Ingredients

3/4
pound
center-cut salmon fillet with skin
2
cups
kosher salt
1/4
teaspoon
freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Season the salmon with a little salt and the pepper. Pour the remaining salt into a large cast-iron skillet.
  2. Place the skillet over high heat until the salt begins to smoke. Put the salmon, skin-side down, on the salt.
  3. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 10 minutes or just until the salmon is no longer translucent.
  4. Remove from heat. Lift the salmon fillet from the skin and serve.

 

Jenny Rosenstrach
September 2001

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 312
  • Calcium 22 mg
  • Carbohydrate 0 g
  • Cholesterol 100 mg
  • Fat 18 g
  • Fiber 0 g
  • Iron 1 mg
  • Protein 34 mg
  • Sat Fat 4 g
  • Sodium 100 mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.