I love salmon and I post about salmon recipes all the time. The inspiration for this Cast Iron Skillet Salmon Vesuvio is my love of salmon, my love of garlic and my familiarity with chicken vesuvio. This dish is so easy to prepare. Salmon is so easy to make and there is really a wide window to cooking it that gives you room not over cook it or under cook it. I posted long ago about the sure fire way to cook SALMON.
Salmon is so flexible. I have made so many different varieties from so many different cultures including TERIYAKI SALMON, MEXICAN SALMON to an INDIAN SPICED SALMON IN A CURRY SAUCE. I think these recipes give you a pretty good idea. Here is my SEARCH LINK to all my salmon recipes if you want to check out more.
My Cast Iron Skillet Salmon Vesuvio has only 7 ingredients if you do not count the potatoes. The only preparation is the mincing or finely chopping of the garlic. It is super easy to make this recipe. The trick to the perfect salmon is to begin cooking on the stove and finish the cooking in the oven. That is what they do in all the good restaurants – see this BUZZFEED post for ideas. To get the perfect salmon every time, all you need to do is buy salmon with skin on, sear for 2 minutes flesh side down, flip and finish cooking in the oven.
The cast of characters.
The salmon spiced, and then, being seared in the cast iron skillet.
The salmon flipped and stock and garlic added prior to putting in the oven.
Salmon removed from oven and finish off the dish with butter.
The Cast Iron Skillet Salmon Vesuvio plated.
Cast Iron Skillet Salmon Vesuvio
- 1 1/4 LB Salmon
- 6 Cloves Garlic minced
- 2 Tsp Salt
- 2 Tsp Oregano
- 2 Tsp Thyme
- 1 Tbsp Lemon Pepper
- 1/4 Cup Chicken Stock
- 1/4 Cup Lemon Juice
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 2 Tbsp Butter
Begin by spicing the salmon. Next, heat the oil on medium high heat in a cast iron skillet. Add the salmon, flesh side down, and cook for two minutes.
Flip the salmon skin side down. Add the stock, lemon juice and garlic. Spoon the sauce and garlic over the seafood. Place the salmon in a 325 degree oven and cook for 10 - 12 minutes.
Remove from oven and put on stovetop over low heat. Add the butter and spoon over the salmon for a minute or two.
Serve and enjoy!