Easy Pan-Fried Salmon (Just Water and Salmon)

Easy Pan-Fried Salmon (Just Water and Salmon)

Cleaning the grill rack is so annoying!! It's much easier to cook with a frying pan! These salmon filets brown quickly, so they're tender and delicious.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Salmon (slightly or regularly salted)
4 filets
90-100 ml
Vegetable oil
as needed, to sauté


1. Heat the frying pan. Add the oil and place the salmon in the pan.
2. Once they are slightly browned, pour in the water. Cover with a lid and cook over medium.
3. After 2-3 minutes, remove the lid and turn the salmon over with a spatula. If there is no water remaining at this point, add some more, then cover with the lid again.
4. After 2-3 minutes, remove the lid and they're done! Turn the heat to high to evaporate any remaining water, and allow the salmon to brown to taste.

Story Behind this Recipe

Basically, I hate cleaning the grill rack after cooking. I used to use it when I first got married, but I've always loved pan-fried salmon. Using the steaming method of gyoza as a hint, I tried the same method with the salmon. Well, they came out delicious. I haven't used the grill rack in 13 years.