How To Cook Salmon Steak

How To Cook Salmon Steak

Salmon Steak v. Salmon Fillet

A fish steak is cut crosswise (perpendicular to the spine), cutting through the bone, whereas a fillet is cut lengthwise parallel to the bone.

Can you buy boneless salmon steaks?

Depending on your fishmonger, yes. But as a general rule, salmon steaks have more (and larger) bones than fillets.

How do you cook salmon steaks?

You can pan fry, bake, or grill salmon steaks. We love pan-frying them in a skillet because they take only 10 minutes to cook.

YIELDS:4 serving(s)
PREP TIME:5 mins
TOTAL TIME:15 mins


  • 4 

    (12-oz.) salmon steaks (bones removed)

  • Kosher salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 tbsp. 

    extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 tbsp. 


  • 2 

    cloves garlic, minced

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • 2 tbsp. 


  • 1/4 tsp. 

    crushed red pepper flakes

  • Freshly chopped parsley, for serving

    1. Step 1Season salmon on both sides with salt and pepper. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil and butter. Add salmon and cook until bottom is golden, 5 minutes, then flip. Add garlic, lemon juice, honey, and red pepper flakes. Cook until salmon is cooked through, another 5 minutes, spooning sauce over salmon as it cooks. 
    2. Step 2Garnish with parsley before serving.
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