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Salmon with Goat Cheese & Herbs

This Salmon with Goat Cheese & Herbs is pan seared and a delicious way to add some seafood to your diet. It's also a low carb recipe that
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Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pan seared salmon, salmon with goat cheese, salmon with goat cheese & herbs
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 2 6 oz. servings of salmon
Author: Rachel Quenzer


  • Cast iron pan or non-stick pan


  • 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil + an additional drizzle for each piece of the fish at the end
  • 2 6oz pieces of salmon
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh thyme, chopped well
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh oregano, chopped well
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped well
  • 4 oz. goat cheese crumbles This should actually make enough for 3-4 pieces of fish.
  • 4 Tbsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: Red pepper flakes


  • In a small bowl, mix together goat cheese crumbles and chopped herbs. Set aside.
  • Cut the salmon fillet into 6 oz. portions. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Heat a cast iron or non-stick pan over a medium flame and then add the 3 Tbsp. of olive oil. Heat the oil through and then add the fish, skin side up.
  • Heat the oil through and then add the fish, skin side up, for four minutes.
  • Flip with a spatula and then cook for another 3-4 minutes with the skin side down. Drizzle with half the lemon juice about halfway through this time.
  • When time is up remove the pan from the burner and then spoon the goat cheese mix to the top of the salmon.
  • Drizzle the rest of the lemon juice over the salmon and add another light drizzle of olive oil to each piece.
  • Finish with additional pepper and sea salt to taste and a sprinkle of red pepper flakes. Serve with arugula or potatoes! Enjoy!