Simple Seared Salmon and Naked Pasta

A seared salmon filet served with angel hair pasta tossed in sautéed garlic and salted butter

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword angel hair pasta recipe, dinner for one, easy salmon dinner, seared salmon filet
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 1 serving



  • 1 6-ounce salmon filet
  • olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • sea salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • dried parsley
  • 1 lemon wedge

Naked Pasta

  • 8 ounces angel hair pasta cooked
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese


  1. Coat the bottom of a skillet and heat over medium flame. Allow oil to heat and thin for a few minutes. Meanwhile pat salmon filet to dry then season with sea salt and black pepper.
  2. Place filet skin side down in hot pan and cook for about 5 minutes or until skin easily releases from pan. Flip and cook for an additional 3 to 5 minutes or until cooked through. Sprinkle crushed red pepper over top of filet.
  3. Remove salmon from pan and add garlic cloves. Sauté for a few minutes or until fragrant.
  4. Toss pasta, sauteed garlic, and butter in a large bowl until pasta is evenly coated.
  5. Garnish salmon filet with a squeeze of lemon juice and parsley before serving.