If you want to make a delicious meal that is quick and easy to prepare, then you can cook salmon in your cast iron skillet. To cook it, you need to start by heating the skillet to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the salmon filets in the skillet skin side down. Brush with olive oil and season to taste. Cook uncovered for 14 to 18 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 125 degrees F. Then, remove from the skillet and slice into serving portions.
When cooking salmon, it’s important to remember that the skin of fish tends to stick to the surface. To prevent this from happening, make sure to blot the skin of your fish before seasoning it. Blotting the skin is easiest when the fish is still cold. Some cooks even press a paper towel on the fish skin while heating the skillet. Wrapping the fish with a paper towel before cooking it can also help keep the skin moist.
Once you have seasoned your salmon, place it in the oven. You can then finish cooking it in the oven. For an interesting dinner presentation, you can marinate it in Asian flavors. You can also use a mixture of soy sauce, mirin sauce, ginger, and a little sugar. This mixture should be marinated for two hours before cooking. You can also use a cast iron skillet as an oven proof pan by heating it to 500 degrees.