Salmon Steak Recipe (Cutlets)

Salmon Steak Recipe (Cutlets) – a healthy and easy to make salmon steak meal, made in 10 minutes on the stove top. Nothing complicated, just basic ingredients and techniques. Served with a light dish of your choice (salad or vegetables), or potatoes or rice.

Salmon steaks on a speckled plate

What is a salmon steak (cutlet)?

Unlike the popular boneless salmon fillets, a salmon steak is a type of fish cutlet. Fish fillets are cut parallel to either side of the spine and do not include the larger bones.

This particular piece is cut perpendicular to the fish spine, resulting in it having more bones than a fillet. (This stake can have the bones removed, post cutting).

Fish steaks (salmon) usually have the skin on and ave very flavorful when cooked and taste super delicious.

Generally larger fish (4-5 kg) is used to make salmon steaks.

How to Make Salmon Cutlets on the Stove Top?

What you’ll need:

For this salmon steaks recipe all you need is fresh salmon cutlets (8 oz each), salt, pepper, avocado or vegetable oil and some optional seasoning (garlic powder, paprika, oregano, thyme or even sage).

Garnish with fresh herbs (parsley, chives) and serve wit lemon wedges if you’d like.

These steaks are incredibly fatty, juicy and make a nutritious (protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B and potassium rich meal).

To Make:

Place steaks on a plate and season with salt and pepper, (add the paprika and garlic powder, if using). Drizzle with oil. 

Preheat a cast iron skillet on the stove top at medium-high heat.

Cook for 3 minutes per side, until golden on the outside. Cook for a minute or two longer, if the steaks are on the larger side).

Salmon steak internal temperature is 145 F (63 C).

To store:

Stove cooked steaks in an air tight contained in the fridge for up to 2 days. 

Use any leftovers in soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps or dips.

What to serve with?

You can serve these salmon steaks with a Green Salad, rice, quinoa or grilled veggies. Here are some side dish recipe ideas:

More Salmon Recipes:

 

Servings: 2

Salmon Cutlets (Salmon Steak) Recipe

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
6 mins
Salmon steaks on a speckled plate
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Ingredients

  • 2 salmon cutlets — about 6-8 oz each
  • Salt and Pepper to taste — about 1/2 tsp of each
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • Optional seasoning: paprika — garlic powder about 1/2 tsp of each
  • Lemon wedges for serving

Instructions

  1. Place steaks on a plate and season with salt and pepper, (add the paprika and garlic powder, if using). Drizzle with oil.
  2. Preheat a cast iron skillet on the stove top at medium-high heat.
  3. Cook for 3 minutes per side, until golden on the outside. Cook for a minute or two longer, if the steaks are on the larger side).
  4. Serve with lemon wedges and the pan sauces.
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: salmon steak recipe

Nutrition Information

Calories: 365, Fat: 25g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g, Monounsaturated Fat: 13g, Cholesterol: 94mg, Sodium: 75mg, Potassium: 833mg, Protein: 34g, Vitamin A: 68%, Calcium: 20%, Iron: 1%