Recipe courtesy of Gourmet Magazine

Marinated Salmon Seared in a Pepper Crust

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min
  • Prep: 40 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets

4 tablespoons soy sauce

2 garlic cloves, pressed in a garlic press or minced and mashed to a paste

4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

2 teaspoons sugar

8 teaspoons coarsely ground pepper

4 tablespoons olive oil


  1. In a sealable plastic bag combine well the soy sauce, garlic, lemon juice and sugar, add the salmon, coating it well and let it marinate, sealed and chilled for 30 minutes. Remove the salmon from the bag, discarding the marinade, pat it dry and press 2 teaspoons of the pepper onto each piece of salmon, coating it thoroughly. In a heavy skillet heat the oil over moderately high heat until it is hot but not smoking and in it saute the salmon for 2 minutes on each side, or until it just flakes.
  2. Transfer the salmon with a slotted spatula to paper towels and let it drain for 30 seconds.