Crispy-Skinned Salmon with Seaweed Salad

Crispy-Skinned Salmon with Seaweed Salad

Crispy-Skinned Salmon with Seaweed Salad

Drying and salting your salmon fillets helps ensure that the skin gets extra crispy.Farideh Sadeghin

Like anyone else, sometimes I run out of ideas for what to cook for dinner. I'll look through books for inspiration, see what ingredients are left over in the test kitchen that I can pilfer, or—when all else fails—I'll ask my coworkers for ideas. That's where the inspiration for this dish came from—it's one that assistant editor Alex Testere has been cooking a lot lately. To ensure extra-crispy skin on the salmon, be sure to dry the fillet and salt the skin. Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium-high and cook the fish, skin-side down, until it's nice and crispy, then flip it and cook it for a minute longer. You could really serve this with just about anything, but Alex (and I) like to serve it with a sesame and soy-marinated seaweed salad and our perfect brown rice. —Farideh Sadeghin, test kitchen director