This Easy and Delicious Crispy Salmon Skin Is Your Next Favorite Appetizer


This crispy salmon skin recipe is my new favorite way to cook salmon! With the texture of the crispiness and the flavorfulness of the spices, this recipe can’t get any better.

This healthy and fun dish is absolutely perfect for your meal rotation. It is so healthy and packed with essential vitamins to fuel your body. Besides having a lot of vitamins, salmon is also packed with protein. This recipe is super easy to make and does not take long to cook. You are sure to love this dish!

Can you eat the crispy skin from salmon?

You can absolutely eat the crispy salmon skin! The salmon skin contains the same nutrients found in the fish, so if anything, it is more beneficial to leave it on. Eating the crispy skin and the meat adds more texture and flavor to the dish! If you like a little bit of crispiness and crunch to your dish, then you’re going to love trying this recipe.

crispy salmon skin

What are the benefits of eating crispy salmon skin?

Salmon skin is packed full of vitamins and protein. Crispy salmon skin is also packed with Omega-3 fatty acids which are necessary for our diet. Omega-3s have so many important functions in our bodies, they reduce inflammation and reduce your chance of heart disease. The anti-inflammatory properties can also help to clear your skin and just improve overall health. Salmon skin also contains vitamins B and D. In order to get these vitamins and nutrients in, this dish is a great one to have on the regular meal rotation.

How do you keep the salmon skin from sticking to the pan?

One of the main reasons that the salmon skin sticks to the pan is because the fish has too much moisture. If you want to prevent your fish from sticking, it is helpful to pat the fish dry before cooking it. Make sure to thoroughly pat it before adding your seasonings. Another tip is to make sure to add some oil to the pan, this will help to fry the salmon without causing it to stick to the pan.

Why should I put a weight on top of my salmon?

Putting weight on top of your salmon while cooking it helps to cook the skin well. When adding weight to the skin, it helps to press the skin down and cook it evenly. If you try this technique, it will ensure that the skin cooks perfectly and prevent undercooked sections of the skin. This technique also helps to cook the actual meat evenly as well. This is the best method for getting salmon skin crispy and so delicious, so give it a try!

Does patting the skin dry also help the skin become crispy?

Yes, patting the salmon dry also helps the skin to get super crispy and delicious. If you don’t pat the skin dry, you will not have the optimum crispiness. 

What rub works best for this crispy salmon skin dish?

For this dish, I use the Fresh Market Salmon rub. This rub is so delicious, but you can use whatever seasonings or rub that you prefer! Changing the rub up in this recipe does not affect the method or the outcome of this dish. You can even make your own seasoning blend if you prefer!

What goes well with salmon?

Salmon goes well with a lot of different sides. Salmon pairs so well with roasted vegetables, or a fresh salad. It also pairs really well with rice or quinoa. Whatever you pair this with, you will surely love it! One recipe that I recommend is my Green Bean with Shallots Recipe. Besides being so flavorful, this addition to your dish adds your daily serving of veggies! Another good pair with this dish is my Kale Caesar Salad Recipe, this fresh salad pairs so well with the rich flavor of salmon.

Let me know how you enjoy this fabulous dish in the comments below. As always, thank you so much for stopping by. Be blessed and stay savvy!!!

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crispy salmon skin

Crispy Salmon Skin

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


  • EVOO or avocado oil
  • Dry rub of your choice (I use fresh market salmon rub)
  • Salmon filet


  1. Get a non-stick pan and add some EVOO or some avocado oil.
  2. Put the pan on medium heat.
  3. Once you remove your salmon from the package, pat it dry with paper towels.
  4. Add rub of your choice to the top of the salmon, but not the skin side.
  5. Put the salmon filet skin side down in the pan.
  6. If you have a weight to put on top, then set it on top of your salmon while it cooks, this will help the skin get crispy.
  7. Once the salmon is almost done, remove the weight and flip.
  8. After the salmon is done cooking, enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Yield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 355Total Fat 28gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 21gCholesterol 72mgSodium 69mgCarbohydrates 0gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 25g

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