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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2
Servings
520
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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. 

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
34g
52%
Sugar
0.2g
N/A
Saturated Fat
7g
37%
Cholesterol
125mg
42%
Protein
47g
94%
Carbs
5g
2%
Vitamin A
2µg
N/A
Vitamin B12
7µg
100%
Vitamin B6
1mg
73%
Vitamin C
12mg
19%
Vitamin E
9mg
43%
Vitamin K
14µg
18%
Calcium
52mg
5%
Fiber
2g
7%
Folate (food)
62µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
62µg
15%
Iron
1mg
8%
Magnesium
73mg
18%
Monounsaturated
11g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
20mg
99%
Phosphorus
556mg
79%
Polyunsaturated
9g
N/A
Potassium
922mg
26%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
21.5%
Sodium
568mg
24%
Thiamin (B1)
0.5mg
31.9%
Zinc
0.9mg
6%