Salmon with Lemon Olive Relish

salmon topped with lemon olive relish and a side of pasta.

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Pan seared salmon topped with an easy and tasty lemon olive relish. Recipe serves two, making it a perfect date night meal. You can easily double the recipe for more people.



For the Lemon Olive Relish

For the salmon


  1. Make the relish: combine all of the lemon olive relish ingredients–lemon juice, olive oil, olives, parsley, honey, vinegar– together in a small bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste, stir, and set aside.
  2. Heat the canola oil in a large nonstick skillet on medium heat. When the pan is good and hot, add the salmon skin side down in the pan. Cook the fish for 4 minutes without moving it.
  3. Use a spatula  to carefully flip the salmon, to cook it flesh side down for 2 more minutes.  Flip the salmon again to cook another 1 or 2 minutes, skin side down. The salmon should be ready for 8 minutes total cooking time, but cut open to check that it is done to your liking.
  4. Remove the salmon to a platter and let it rest briefly. Cut the salmon into serving portions, the top with a couple spoonfuls of the lemon olive relish. Pass extra relish at the table. Enjoy!


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