Alton Brown teaches his simple method for perfectly pan-searing wild salmon. He uses a nonstick pan to reduce the amount of fat and places it over medium heat. He prepares two six-ounce coho salmon filets by showing how to safely remove the pin bones using needle-nose pliers. He drizzles two teaspoons of vegetable oil on the filet and adds a good amount of salt and fresh ground black pepper. He places the filets skin-side-up in the pan. For salmon filets this size, they should be cooked a total of four minutes on each side, in this case four sides since they’re “blocky” pieces. When the salmon is cooked, Alton puts the filets on a plate, loosely covers them with foil and lets them rest for five minutes before eating.