Pan Seared Mediterranean Salmon is an easy meal that comes together (from prep-time to completion) in about 30 minutes – perfect for a weeknight meal!  The salmon is pan seared, which gives you a big return on texture and flavor.  The skin is crispy, and the center is tender and moist.  Once you add the accompanying ingredients you have a burst of Mediterranean flavors.  This meal doesn’t take a lot of effort to make but will taste like it came from a restaurant.

The recipe can be found here.

Start by heating 1 Tbsp of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Season the salmon filet(s) with salt and place in the hot pan, flesh side down (skin side up).  Sear for 4-5 minutes.

You want to season the salmon right before it goes in the skillet otherwise it will start to draw moisture out and leave you with some pretty dry fish to eat!  I also like to slice my salmon into serving size strips before searing.  You can leave the salmon as one large fillet, but I think the individual pieces cook more evenly.

Reduce the heat to medium and flip the salmon over (skin side is now down).  Sear for another 4-5 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through and flaky.  It should be opaque in color and not the bright salmon color from when you started cooking.  Carefully remove the salmon from the skillet and transfer to a plate.

To the same skillet, add the sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, artichokes, and caper.  Cook for 1-2 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

Add the spinach and continue to cook and stir until wilted.  Season with salt, if needed.  Remove from the heat.

Transfer the salmon to serving plates and top with the vegetable mixture scooped over the top.  Enjoy!

The recipe can be found here.

It’s a very light meal but is full of wonderful flavors and will leave you satisfied.  This is one of our go-to salmon recipes when we are looking for a quick meal.  It’s easy to make, we usually have the ingredients on hand, and makes wonderful leftovers (if there are any)!

Happy Cooking!

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