Because we will use butter for frying in this recipe, we will want to use a low cooking temperature to prevent the butter from burning. Also, we don't want the salmon fillets to be thick, as thick fillets will require a longer cooking time, risking the possibility that the butter may burn. If you see that the butter begins to burn when cooking this dish, add a little olive oil to the skillet.
- 2 lb. salmon fillets, less than 1" thick
- 4 Tbsp. butter
- 6 Tbsp. Emeril's Essence (see below to make your own)
Rinse the fillets in cold water and pat dry. Coat both sides of each fillet generously with Essence. Melt the butter in a large skillet and place the coated fillets into the melted butter. Fry for about 5 to 6 minutes per side and serve immediately with your favorite accompaniments.
Serving suggestion: Place the cooked salmon fillets on top of a small bed of cooked pasta and sprinkle with a little chopped parsley and chives for color and a little more flavor. You can even kick it up a notch with a sprinkling of more Essence.
- Yields: 4 servings
- Preparation Time: 15 minutes