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Crispy Pan-Seared Salmon + Charred Broccoli and Brussel Sprouts -

Crispy Pan-Seared Salmon + Charred Broccoli and Brussel Sprouts

  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner/Entree
  • Method: Stove Top + Oven
  • Cuisine: American


A healthy and delicious weeknight dinner!


  • 2 skin-on salmon fillets (about 6oz each)
  • kosher salt
  • ground black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons avocado oil (light olive oil will work as well)
  • 34 Tablespoons olive oil
  • approx. 15 brussel sprouts (cut off stem, remove outer most leaves and cut in half)
  • 1 large head of broccoli, cut into very small, bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup purple cabbage, shredded


  1. Take salmon and place between two pieces of paper towel and pat firmly to dry.
  2. Allow salmon to sit and dry with a sprinkling of kosher salt rubbed into it for 30 minutes or so.
  3. Meanwhile, place broccoli in medium bowl and drizzle with approx. 2 Tablespoons of olive oil.
  4. Massage the broccoli with your (clean) hands to ensure oil has really soaked in.
  5. Add Brussel sprouts and cabbage to the same bowl.
  6. Drizzle with remaining olive oil (enough to ensure everything is well coated) and sprinkle with 1/2 Tablespoon kosher salt (additional to taste).
  7. Pour vegetables on to foil-lined baking sheet.
  8. Place under broiler for 6-8 minutes to allow everything to char slightly, check halfway and toss.
  9. After broiling, set oven at 400 and move to middle rack.
  10. Roast for about 15-20 minutes; checking periodically to toss.
  11. Meanwhile, mix together 2 Tablespoons pepper and 2 Tablespoons kosher salt and rub all over the salmon fillets (skin side too!).
  12. In large cast iron skillet, bring avocado oil to medium high heat and then reduce to medium.
  13. Add salmon, one at a time, skin side down and then press firmly in place for 10 seconds to ensure skin is completely flat.
  14. Continue cooking, pressing down occasionally to ensure good contact with heat, for 7-10 minutes.
  15. Once you can lift the salmon with no resistance and salmon reaches 130 degrees (for medium) flip over.
  16. Cook on meat side for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until it reaches desired doneness.
  17. Check on vegetables, if you haven’t already and if they aren’t as charred as you would like, broil again for an additional 3-5 minutes.
  18. Add additional salt to vegetables, as desired.
  19. Serve immediately.

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