I got the idea to try seared Salmon from watching an episode of "Giada at home" on the Food Network. I never realized searing was so easy! All you have to do is heat up oil in a pan and get a good crisp on the salmon before popping it in the oven to finish cooking. All in the same pan!
I don't usually buy Salmon, but I found a nice piece that was surprisingly inexpensive ($4.79!) and definitely share-able for two people. You can find Giada's recipe here. I improvised a little bit on the sauce, using Greek yogurt and adding dill. Instead of the summer succotash, we roasted some Brussels Sprouts (a staple in our house!). We had some leftover scalloped potatoes, so those were a perfect side too.
Easy Seared Salmon
Preheat the oven to 350
Heat some oil in a pan
Put the Salmon in the oil, flesh side down
Cook for 3 minutes, it should be sizzling!
When it has a good golden crust, transfer to the oven and cook about 5 minutes
Serve with the Dill Sauce for extra flavor or have it plain!