Recipe: Seafarer Seared Salmon

Seafarer Seared Salmon. Image: Emily Reiter, Anna Delores Photography

Pan-seared salmon is the ultimate weeknight dinner. Easy enough to have on the table in 15 minutes but with a melt in your mouth taste that really makes it seem like it should have taken a lot longer to cook.

Marlene and Michael Bernstein, the brother and sister duo behind Savour This Moment, grew up spending summers on their grandfather’s farm. Ever since, they’ve been trying to create food that conjures up the image of natural landscapes, real tasting food for today’s busy world.

Savour This Kitchen spice line. Image: Emily Reiter, Anna Delores Photography

They recently launched Savour This Kitchen, a spice line made for home cooks, available at Food Cellar in Long Island City. All of the spices are vegan, gluten free, sugar free and salt free. The Bernsteins wanted to create a healthy line of deep and rich spices that would allow home cooks the ability to add the the right amount of staple condiments, pepper, salt, etc. to their likening.

Savour This Kitchen spice line. Image: Emily Reiter, Anna Delores Photography

Marlene, who is also a chef by trade created a seared salmon recipe especially for Long Island Pulse readers. The Seafarer spice tasts like the Mediterranean to the point you may forget you’re not on the shores of Greece. They suggest using it to create a seafarer aioli, vegetarian or sea based paellas and main dishes such as ahi tuna burgers on the grill and this seared salmon recipe.

Olive Oil
2 (4-6 oz) Salmon Fillets
1 Tsp of Seafarer Spice Blend
Salt and Pepper As Needed
1/2 Lemon

Image: Emily Reiter, Anna Delores Photography

Pre-heat the oven to 400 F. Sprinkle seafarer spice blend over salmon fillets and season with salt and pepper to your liking. Coat sauté pan with olive oil and bring to high heat.

When the sauté pan is almost at smoking point, gently lay salmon fillets into pan, flesh side down, allowing a nice crust to form. Allow to cook for approximately 2 -3 minutes.

Using a fish spatula, remove salmon from pan and finish in oven. Cook for approximately 7-10 minutes or to desired doneness. Remove from oven and finish with fresh lemon juice.

Serves 2