Sauteed Sockeye Salmon Fillets
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Wild sockeye salmon has a sturdy flavor and so needs very little in the way of preparation.
Recipe type: Entree, Seafood
Serves: 2
  • 4 Tbsp butter (Breckinridge Farm, Everson)
  • 2 8-oz. sockeye salmon fillets (Lummi Island Wild, Lummi Island)
  1. Melt the butter in a heavy skillet over medium high heat until the pan is very hot but before the butter begins to brown. You'll want the salmon to sizzle when you put it in the pan.
  2. Place the salmon fillets into the hot pan, skin side down. Cook until skin is well browned and crispy and the fish is half done, about 5-8 minutes. Move the fillets occasionally to prevent the skin from sticking to the pan.
  3. Turn the fillets over and cook another 5-8 minutes until the salmon is done. It should just barely be starting to flake on the edges.
Recipe by Whatcom Locavore at