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Cast Iron Skillet Salmon Recipe

Zesty and citrus flavor perfect for a hearty salmon filet.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 people
Author: Derek Wolf


  • 2 fresh salmon filets 5-6 oz each with skin on
  • 1 lemon cut in quarters
  • 1 tbsp of garlic salt
  • 1/2 cup of freshly chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup of butter


  • Light Cowboy® Hardwood Lump Charcoals in charcoal chimney and let burn for 10-15 minutes
  • Spread hot coals over grilling area and preheat grill & cast iron pan for approximately 10 minutes.
  • On a plate, lather salmon flesh side with garlic salt and squeeze two quarters of lemon on top. Let salmon sit for 5 minutes before cooking.
  • Once skillet is hot, place all of the butter into the pan and let melt
  • Place salmon skin side down into skillet for about 6-8 minutes
  • Flip salmon on to flesh side to cook for 2-3 minutes
  • Flip salmon back to skin side down and squeeze the last bit of lemon on top
  • Place fresh parsley on top and enjoy!


Gear: Cowboy Charcoal, cast iron skillet and tongs.