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Pan-Seared Salmon Nuggets

Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey
Here is a terrific low-fat technique for pan-frying almost any type of fish. You can cook a single serving or several batches—just be sure not to overcrowd the skillet, or the fish will steam rather than crisp and brown.


  • Salmon fillets
  • Salt and pepper to taste, or a favorite seasoning blend
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • Fresh lemon or lime juice

How to Make It

  1. Cut salmon fillets into 2-inch pieces. Sprinkle with desired amount of salt and pepper or your favorite seasoning blend. Coat lightly with vegetable cooking spray, and cook in a hot nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 1 minute on each side or until golden and fish begins to flake with a fork and is opaque throughout. Remove from heat, and add a generous splash of fresh lemon or lime juice just before serving.

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