How To Make The Best Pan Seared Honey Butter Salmon In Virginia
December 6, 2023
Ashburn, VA: Men have sex to relax. Women need to be relaxed to have sex.
We all don’t need to be relaxed to have sex but a lot of women I know do. One of those types of women is a friend of mine who is quite a bit younger. She came over to my house for dinner recently. We had an interesting conversation I’d like to share with you (she gave me permission by the way 😉).
Her husband has been respectfully complaining about their sex life. I asked her how often they have sex. She said “3 times a week.”
You Could’ve Knocked Me Down With a Feather
My husband would kill for 3 times a week. Shoot, he would kill for 3 times a month. I told her like most couples, sex was an issue for me and my husband. She asked me what we did to solve it. I told her this. “I hope I’m not too crude, but when my husband complained about sex we solved it by getting into S & M………I sleep, he masturbates.”
Here is the dish I cooked that night for my friend. I’ll also give you a few salmon cooking tips she has since thanked me for.
- 4 skin-on salmon fillets, about 6 oz each
- 6 tbsp or more unsalted butter
- 3 tbsp honey
- Bald Buck Seasoning: Bold Taste (Use the Slow Burn flavor if you like spicy)
- Ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons or more of vegetable, canola, or olive oil
- Rosemary or parsley (optional)
- Put your salmon fillets between some paper towels and press them to dry out the moisture.
- Season both sides with black pepper to taste.
- Season both sides generously with Bald Buck Seasoning to taste (treat this like salt).
- Get a pan made of stainless steel, cast iron, or carbon steel. Heat the oil over medium-high until it starts to shimmer. Then turn down the fire to medium-low. Put in one piece of salmon with the skin side down. Use a spatula to press down hard on the salmon for 10 seconds so the skin doesn’t curl up. Do this one by one with each piece of salmon.
- Cook the salmon by sometimes pressing lightly on them. Make sure the skin touches the pan well, for about 4 minutes. If the skin doesn’t come off easily when you try to lift a corner with the spatula, let it cook a bit more until it does. Keep cooking the salmon until its middle is 110°F for rare, 120°F for medium-rare, or 130°F for medium. This will take about 5 to 7 minutes in total.
- Use the spatula and a fork to turn over the salmon pieces. Let them cook on the other side for 15 seconds. Then move them onto a plate with paper towels to get rid of extra oil.
- Get a microwavable measuring cup or bowl. Place in your honey, your butter, and one teaspoon of Bald Buck seasoning. Microwave briefly until melted and then stir. Then drizzle the butter over your salmon.
- Garnish with rosemary or parsley (optional)
- Serve and enjoy!
- The quality of your salmon mattress. Good salmon should be firm, bright looking and shiny. when you press it with your finger it should spring right back into place. If it doesn’t, take that junk back ASAP!
- Here is how you stop the salmon skin from sticking to the pan. Make sure the pan is nice and hot before you place in your fish (this is very important). Also, be sure you really pat dry that salmon well with the paper towel. You want to get rid of all moisture.
- Bald Buck Seasoning is my best secret ingredient. Season your salmon and let rest in the fridge for hours or at least 45 minutes before cooking. BBQ Pitmasters use it for their meat but I learned it makes for one hell of a seasoned salt. Try it in this dish but more importantly, experiment with it as the salt in your other dishes. It adds this unique flavor that is amazing but nobody will be able to put their finger on what that flavor is. There are reviews about it on YouTube but below is the best video about it.