Go Back
+ servings
overhead view of pan seared seasoned salmon with mango salsa on a bed of rice on a white plate
Print Recipe
5 from 27 votes

Pan Seared Seasoned Salmon

Creating delicious restaurant-style dishes like my pan-seared seasoned salmon in your own kitchen is easier than you think. Add in my mango salsa and you've got a meal to remember!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 351kcal


Seasoned Salmon

  • 2 salmon fillets 6-7 ounces each
  • 2 tbsp panko breadcrumbs or your favorite bread crumb
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp granulated garlic
  • ½ tsp granulated onion
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp sea salt

Mango Salsa

  • ½ cup mango small dice
  • ½ cup pineapple small dice
  • ¼ cup red onion small dice
  • 1 tbsp cilantro finely chopped
  • juice from half a lime


Seasoned Salmon

  • blend the seasonings and breadcrumbs together. Place the prepared seasoning mix on a plate
  • Place the salmon in the seasoning blend, making sure to fully coat the non-skin side of the salmon fillets.
    If the fillets aren't fully coated when you turn them over, use the seasoning that didn't stick to the fillets to fill in the spots, pressing it down into the salmon.
  • Heat a saute pan over high heat, then (carefully) add 1-2 teaspoons of vegetable oil to the pan. Turn the heat down to medium-high and place the coated salmon fillets seasoned side down in the pan.
  • Once you've seared the salmon on the seasoned side, continue cooking the skin side down for an additional 5-7 minutes over medium heat. If you prefer a less cooked salmon, you can cut down that cooking time.

Mango Salsa

  • Cut the mango, pineapple and red onion into a small dice.
  • finely chop the cilantro.
  • mix everything together in a small bowl with the juice from one half a lime.
    The salsa can be stored for up to 24 hours. It will start to get soft right away so the sooner it's used the better
  • Serve the seasoned salmon on a bed of rice or your favorite grain with the mango salsa and enjoy!


**After searing the seasoned side, you can also finish the salmon in a 350-degree oven, giving it 8-10 minutes to finish cooking. This is a good method if you're entertaining or just want to prep this meal in advance. Just pop it in the oven to finish.


Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 749mg | Potassium: 1048mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1096IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 2mg