Panfried salmon with cheat’s aioli recipe

Panfried salmon with cheat’s aioli recipe



  • 4 salmon fillets, 150-200g each, skin on
  • 10ml (2 tsp) olive oil

For aioli:

  • 2/3 cup good quality egg mayonnaise
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1/2 lemon, juice
  • 1tsp chives, chopped
  • pepper


In a bowl, combine aioli ingredients, mixing well. Set aside.

Heat a large frypan over high heat. Brush salmon fillets with oil, season with pepper, and salt the skin very well. Place skin-side down in fry pan and cook for 2-3 minutes until crisp. Gently turn and cook for a further 1-2 minutes.

Serve with roasted cubed potatoes and kumera, steamed green beans and a big dollop of aioli.

Serving Suggestions


  • When cooking salmon with the skin on, make sure it has been scaled.

  • If salmon is unavailable, use ocean trout.

  • The easiest way to remove large bones is with a pair of tweezers.

  • Recipe by Greer Worsley, a working mum whose desire to make and bake things has grown in inverse proportion to the amount of spare time she has since her three gorgeous girls came along. Her blog is typically red.


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