Sautéed Salmon with Cilantro Vinaigrette

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Sautéed Salmon with Cilantro Vinaigrette

I just love salmon! I was at the fish market here in Sturbridge, MA (near our lake house) and he had beautiful salmon. (Yes I said beautiful) and we normally only need a pound for the 2 of us but he had 2 pieces left that came to about 1.30 and I took it all thinking there would be some leftover for lunch! If you are in Sturbridge check out C&R fish market! He even has fresh seaweed salad and homemade seafood salad that is amazing!

I received a few bottles of Terry Delyssa olive oil.  I used their organic extra virgin olive oil in my vinaigrette and we loved it!  Thank you..  xo

I don't use cilantro often but thought it would be a great addition to my salmon and it was!  Give my Sautéed Salmon with Cilantro Vinaigrette recipe a try!  A great paleo recipe and gluten free but most of all this is delicious.  Enjoy

PS - I grilled the salmon but you can also use a large sauté pan!



  • 1 pound salmon fillet, skin removed
  • 1 lemon, zest
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil


  1. Season salmon with lemon zest, paprika, salt, and pepper.

  2. Combine cilantro, scallions, garlic, lime juice, and extra virgin olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. (I used about 1/2 teaspoon of salt and pepper)

  3. Prepare your grill to a medium high heat.  **note for pan below  If using a grill pan put on the grill for about 5 minutes to get it really hot.  (I close the lid for 5 minutes).  Add about 2 tablespoons of olive oil on the hot pan then place the grill (carefully) skin side up.  Let it cook for about 7 minutes.  When you flip you will have a beautiful seared fish.  Cook the other side for another 5 minutes.  Remove the pan (using pot holders) Let sit for about 5 minutes.

  4. Place salmon on a serving platter and put cilantro vinaigrette in a small bowl.  Enjoy!

    Note: I used my non-stick grill pan to cook the fish on the grill.

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