Pan-Seared Salmon with Creamy Avocado Sauce

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1. Prepare the salmon 

Start by patting the salmon fillets dry with paper towels. Season them generously with salt, pepper, and any other desired herbs or spices like dill or lemon zest. 

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2. Heat the pan 

Place a non-stick skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat. Allow it to heat up for a few minutes until it's hot enough to sear the salmon. 

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3. Add oil 

Once the pan is hot, add a small amount of cooking oil such as olive oil or avocado oil. Swirl the oil around the pan to coat the surface evenly. 

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4. Sear the salmon 

Carefully place the seasoned salmon fillets skin-side down into the hot pan. Allow them to cook undisturbed for about 4-5 minutes until the skin becomes crispy and golden brown. 

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5. Flip the salmon 

Once the skin is crispy, gently flip the salmon fillets using a spatula. Cook them on the other side for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until they are cooked to your desired level of doneness. The salmon should be opaque and flake easily with a fork when done. 

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6. Make the avocado sauce 

While the salmon is cooking, prepare the creamy avocado sauce. In a blender or food processor, combine ripe avocados, Greek yogurt, garlic, lime juice, salt, pepper, and any other desired seasonings. Blend until smooth and creamy. 

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7. Adjust consistency 

Depending on your preference, you can adjust the consistency of the avocado sauce by adding a splash of water or olive oil if it's too thick. Blend again until you reach your desired consistency. 

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8. Serve 

Once the salmon is cooked through and the avocado sauce is prepared, plate the salmon fillets and drizzle them generously with the creamy avocado sauce. Garnish with additional fresh herbs or lime wedges if desired. Serve immediately and enjoy! 

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