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Pan seared salmon

Pan Seared Salmon With Spice Rub Recipe

Pan Seared Salmon With Spice Rub -  quick and easy salmon with pantry staple dry rub ready in no time. A low-carb meal that uses minimal ingredients with maximum taste!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 170kcal
Author Imma


  • 3-4 Salmon steaks room temperature (4-6 ounce)
  • 1-2 Tablespoons cooking oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon bouillon powder optional
  • ¼ cayenne pepper optional


  • Combine the onion, garlic, paprika, thyme,  and bouillon powder.
  • Brush salmon lightly with the oil, then season with salt and pepper. Followed by the spice rub.
  • Preheat a large heavy skillet or grill pan over medium heat for about about 2 minutes  , then add enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan, about 1-2 tablespoon.  
  • Add salmon to pan skin side up seared for about 3 minutes, then flip and sear the other side about 4-5 minutes, depending on the thickness of salmon or   until desired degree of doneness is reached
  • Remove and serve with salad or side


  • Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 89mg | Potassium: 17mg | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.2mg