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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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, Specific Carbs, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 34g 52%
  • Carbs 5g 2%
  • Saturated 7g 37%
  • Fiber 2g 7%
  • Sugars 0g
  • Monounsaturated 11g
  • Polyunsaturated 9g
  • Protein 47g 94%
  • Cholesterol 125mg 42%
  • Sodium 1,387mg 58%
  • Calcium 52mg 5%
  • Magnesium 73mg 18%
  • Potassium 922mg 26%
  • Iron 1mg 8%
  • Zinc 1mg 6%
  • Phosphorus 556mg 79%
  • Vitamin A 2µg 0%
  • Vitamin C 12mg 19%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 32%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 21%
  • Niacin (B3) 20mg 99%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 73%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 62µg 15%
  • Vitamin B12 7µg 122%
  • Vitamin E 9mg 43%
  • Vitamin K 14µg 18%
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