Pan Seared Salmon with Potato Hash

by Marla on October 23, 2013 · 24 comments

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Pan Seared Salmon with Potato Hash |

I believe it’s time for some savory around here. I have been on a cake & breakfast kick the past few weeks. That’s all great but…

We need some high protein lunch & dinner ideas too, ya think? I came up with this Pan Seared Salmon with Potato Hash on a whim and I’m dang happy I did…

Pan Seared Salmon with Potato Hash |

Salmon is my all time favorite fish. I love it’s full flavor & oily texture. I’m also a fan of making sure the skin is extra crispy (yes I love the salmon skin.)

When you sear salmon skin side down, in oil over high heat (a cast iron skillet is best) then you flip to brown the other side. You can achieve perfection.

Pan Seared Salmon with Potato Hash |

I love the center pink & a little underdone. The skin crispy like a chip & a golden brown top side, perfectly seasoned and crisp as well.

Here are two more salmon recipes you might love to try…

Pasta with Salmon & Creamy Blue Cheese

Pasta with Salmon and Creamy Blue Cheese |

Wild Salmon with Minty Yogurt Sauce

Wild Salmon with Minty Yogurt Sauce |

This is the perfect gluten free, grain free meal. I love to serve it over a salad for more veggies.


Pan Seared Salmon with Potato Hash |

Pan Seared Salmon with Potato Hash

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Pan Seared Salmon with Potato Hash


    Salmon and Potato Hash
  • 1 pound Wild Salmon (I like Skuna Bay)
  • 24 ounces Klondike Potatoes (any waxy texture potato is great), rinse, pat dry and slice into bite sized pieces
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 Red Onion, diced
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Black Pepper
  • Garlic Salt
  • Dried Parsley Flakes
  • Sour Cream Shallot Sauce
  • 1 Shallot, diced
  • 3/4 cup Sour Cream (I prefer full fat)
  • 1/2 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh Dill
  • Garlic Salt
  • Serve With
  • Salad Greens
  • Beets
  • Any other garden fresh vegetables


    Potato Hash
  • Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat with some olive oil. Add the red onion and cook for about 10 minutes until softened, stirring frequently. Add some more oil and the potatoes. Season with garlic salt, smoked paprika & black pepper. Cook for about 15-20 minutes stirring frequently, scraping the bottom of the pan to include the browned bits. Cook the potatoes to your liking, remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Salmon
  • Using the same pan...Season salmon on both sides with garlic salt, smoked paprika & black pepper. Heat more olive oil in a cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Add salmon skin side down. Pan sear for a few minutes until skin is nice & crispy. Flip the salmon and cook until the other side is golden brown & slightly crispy as well. Cook so the center is done to your liking.
  • Shallot, Dill Sour Cream Sauce
  • In a non stick pan sauté the shallots for a few minutes with some olive oil over medium heat. Season with the garlic salt, smoked paprika & black pepper. Once softened and fragrant, mix in the sour cream, dill and lemon juice.
  • Serve salmon over the salad greens and potato hash. Top with shallot, dill sour cream sauce.

Salmon Recipe Links

{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Marian (Sweetopia) October 23, 2013 at 6:03 am

Another amazing meal, Marla!


2 Kevin (Closet Cooking) October 23, 2013 at 6:10 am

What a great salmon dish!


3 Aimee Wimbush-Bourque October 23, 2013 at 6:14 am

Perfect family dinner! And I need more potato hash in my life. :)


4 Julie @ Table for Two October 23, 2013 at 6:18 am

wow this is such a gorgeous salmon dish, Marla!! i love the colors and the beautiful display!


5 Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective October 23, 2013 at 6:29 am

Love this dish, Marla! Looks mouth-wateringly delicious! :)


6 HeatherChristo October 23, 2013 at 6:43 am

What a really, really beautiful dish marla!


7 Maria October 23, 2013 at 7:17 am

Great dinner idea!


8 Jenny Flake October 23, 2013 at 9:28 am

Oooo, love this dinner idea! Healthy and delicious!


9 Jessica Snead October 23, 2013 at 11:58 am

Great healthy salmon dishes/sides and gorgeous presentation. Thank you!


10 sally @ sallys baking addiction October 23, 2013 at 12:25 pm

Marla, this sounds like the perfect dinner to me. I like crispy salmon skin too. :)


11 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking October 23, 2013 at 1:31 pm

I’m always looking for new ideas for salmon and what to serve alongside it! This is perfect, Marla. Such a lovely fall meal!


12 Kathy @ Food Wine Thyme October 23, 2013 at 5:12 pm

This is my ABSOLUTE favorite meal. I can eat salmon and hash every day. I have to try your recipe next time, it looks perfect


13 Marla October 23, 2013 at 7:09 pm

Awesome Kathy! Hopefully you can try it soon :)


14 Kathy @ Food Wine Thyme October 28, 2013 at 7:22 pm

Marla, I wanted to let you know that I made this dish tonight and both hubby and I loved it. Thanks for a great recipe.


15 Marla October 28, 2013 at 7:38 pm

Kathy, thanks so much for sharing that with me! You seriously made my night :)


16 Tieghan October 23, 2013 at 7:37 pm

Marla, this is such a perfect dinner! I love crispy pan seared salmon and the potato hash sounds perfect! As always, your shots are gorgeous! I would love to come and learn a few tricks and just see how you set things up! . Every shot you take just flatters the food perfectly. It is gorgeous!


17 Nutmeg Nanny October 23, 2013 at 7:40 pm

This looks so fantastic :) I know my husband will just love this dish!!


18 Laura (Tutti Dolci) October 23, 2013 at 10:55 pm

Picture perfect salmon!


19 Shundara@SavyNaturalista October 24, 2013 at 8:31 am

I love salmon skin!!! I thought I was the only on have you tried crispy fried salmon skins, they are so good.


20 johanna / October 24, 2013 at 11:59 am

I just found your site through Pinterest and will spend many coming evenings going through all your recipes and inspiring posts! Greetings from Finland.


21 Marla October 24, 2013 at 7:36 pm

Awwww. Thanks for telling me that. Welcome & I hope you get to enjoy many recipes & things I share on my blog. Say “hi” periodically too ~ I LOVE to hear from you guys!


22 Jaclyn October 26, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Beautiful photos, as always :)!


23 Bree October 27, 2013 at 9:20 am

Yum. Salmon is one of my favorites too, and I always love finding new and exciting ways to prepare it. Thank you!


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