Garlic Seared Salmon

Garlic Seared Salmon

Posted by Sena Wheeler on

This simple recipe showcases the rich, bold flavors of Copper River Sockeye. Great salmon doesn't need a heavy sauce or complicated cooking techniques, just a few simple ingredients. This quick and easy recipes is one of our family favorites.



4 Sena Sea Salmon portions (6oz)
2 Tablespoons olive oil or butter
2 Cloves of garlic, minced
2 Tablespoons salt
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
Salt and pepper to taste



Combine salt and brown sugar in small bowl, stir well and set aside.

 Rinse Salmon under cold water; pat dry with paper towel. 

Coat Salmon with salt and sugar mixture. Let sit for 20-30 min. 

Rinse salt and sugar off fish completely under cold water.

Salt and pepper to taste.

Heat olive oil or butter in pan over med/high heat. 

Add garlic and brown for about 1 minute. 

Place fish in pan, flesh side down and sear for about 3-5 minutes.

Flip and continue to cook for another 3-5 minutes.

Salmon is done when it flakes easy and just turns from translucent to opaque in the center (do not overcook). 




- Sena C Wheeler                                                

Sena holds degrees in nutrition and food science in addition to being a Mom, foodie, and third generation fisherman's wife.  Visit her at where she blogs about family, fish and food.  

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  • Absolutely loved all of the items in our first order. Looking forward to trying the halibut and cod!

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