Black Pepper and Sea Salt Salmon

Black Pepper and Sea Salt Salmon
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Black Pepper and Sea Salt Salmon

Jane Bruce

Black Pepper and Sea Salt Salmon

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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Ingredients

  • Two  8-ounce salmon fillets
  • 2  Tablespoons  coarsely cracked pepper
  • 1  Tablespoon  sea salt
  • 1/2  Tablespoon  olive oil
  • 1  Tablespoon  lemon juice

Directions

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. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
7%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
15g
12%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
4µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
27µg
30%
Calcium, Ca
67mg
7%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Fluoride, F
5µg
0%
Folate, total
5µg
1%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
29mg
9%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Phosphorus, P
32mg
5%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
49mg
3%
Water
9g
0%

Salt Shopping Tip

Salt enhances food by adding depth and accentuating existing flavors. Be sure to have a couple types in your cupboards. Regular iodized salt for the table is typical; sea salt is also a great investment.

Salt Cooking Tip

Bland food is never good. Be sure to season every layer of your food while cooking.