Black Pepper and Sea Salt Salmon

Black Pepper and Sea Salt Salmon
Jane Bruce

Growing up, seafood was best made with as little as possible. The importance was always to taste the fish itself, rather than the sauce you drowned it in. I still abide by this philosophy in my kitchen, extending it from seafood to meat to produce. This recipe uses simple ingredients to enhance the natural flavors of the fish and packs in a lot of kick from the pepper. (I served it with a cold pasta salad, made with rotini pasta, a little bit of olive oil, crumbled feta cheese, and cannellini beans.) 

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Coat each side of the salmon fillets in pepper and salt. Lightly press to make the pepper stick.

In a medium-sized skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat . Then, add the salmon. Cover with a lid and cook for 5-7 minutes; flip halfway through, and add the lemon juice. 


Calories per serving:

520 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Sugar Conscious, Paleo, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 68g 105%
  • Carbs 10g 3%
  • Saturated 15g 75%
  • Fiber 4g 14%
  • Sugars 0g
  • Monounsaturated 22g
  • Polyunsaturated 18g
  • Protein 94g 188%
  • Cholesterol 249mg 83%
  • Sodium 2,773mg 116%
  • Calcium 104mg 10%
  • Magnesium 147mg 37%
  • Potassium 1,845mg 53%
  • Iron 3mg 16%
  • Zinc 2mg 12%
  • Phosphorus 1,112mg 159%
  • Vitamin A 4µg 0%
  • Vitamin C 23mg 39%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 64%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 43%
  • Niacin (B3) 40mg 198%
  • Vitamin B6 3mg 147%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 123µg 31%
  • Vitamin B12 15µg 244%
  • Vitamin E 17mg 86%
  • Vitamin K 29µg 36%
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