Skillet Seared Salmon with Creamy Cilantro Lime Sauce
This is such an exciting way to make salmon! It's boasting with so much fresh flavor and who could resist that sauce! Not to mention you can have this ready in 20 minutes so it's perfect for a quick dinner.
Add sour cream, green onions, cilantro, lime juice, garlic and season with salt to taste (about 1/4 tsp).
Process until cilantro has been very finely minced. Set aside at room temperature while preparing salmon.
For the salmon:
In a small bowl whisk together cumin, coriander, cayenne pepper, 1/2 - 3/4 tsp salt (depending on how salty you like things) and 1/2 tsp black pepper.
Dab both sides of salmon dry with paper towels, season both sides evenly with cumin mixture and lightly rub over salmon. Heat a (heavy) 12-inch non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
Add oil and once oil is shimmering add salmon (top side down first. Also leave space between fillets) and cook about 4 minutes, without moving, until golden brown on bottom.
Flip and cook salmon on opposite side until salmon has cooked through, about 2 - 3 minutes longer. Serve warm with Creamy Cilantro Lime Sauce.
When measuring out the cilantro just be sure to pack it into the measuring cup otherwise you won't get as much flavor — the cilantro really is the crowning flavor.
If you have a bigger family than me and need more servings, you should have enough cilantro lime sauce for about 5 - 6 fillets. Just be sure to increase the amount on the spice rub and use two skillets.