June 13, 2016
Dinner, Main Dish, Fish,
Salmon, 5 Ingredients Or Less, Quick Meals, Entertaining, Weeknight Meals, Skillet, Stove Top, Gluten-Free, Heart Healthy, High Protein, Low Carbohydrate, No Eggs, Non-Dairy more
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"Cook's Illustrated (June 2016)"
Dissolve 1/2 cup salt in 2 quarts of water in a large container. Submerge salmon in the brine and let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes. Remove salmon from brine and pat dry with paper towels.
Sprinkle the bottom of a 12 inch skillet evenly with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
Place fillets, skin side down, in skillet and sprinkle tops with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
Heat skillet over medium high heat and cook fillets without moving them until fat begins to render and skin begin to brown (under 10 minutes).
Turn fillets and continue to cook without moving them until centers are still translucent - 6-8 minutes longer.
Transfer fillets, skin side down, to serving platter and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Serve with lemon wedges if desired.
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