Everything Bagel Salmon with Broccoli and Capers

published Jul 14, 2021
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Everything Bagel Salmon with Broccoli and Capers

This quick salmon and broccoli dinner is packed with flavor, thanks to everything bagel seasoning, caramelized red onion, and capers.

Serves4

Prep7 minutes to 10 minutes

Cook11 minutes to 15 minutes

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Credit: Photo: Ghazalle Badiozamani; Food Styling: Jesse Szewczyk

If you’re that person who sprinkles everything bagel seasoning on, well, everything, this easy salmon skillet is sure to become a new favorite. The seasoning lends crunch and savory flavor to pan-seared fillets that are cooked over a bed of tender broccoli florets and caramelized red onions. It’s a colorful weeknight dinner that won’t disappoint.

Credit: Photo: Ghazalle Badiozamani; Food Styling: Jesse Szewczyk

A Bagel and Lox-Inspired Salmon Dinner

This five-ingredient skillet pulls together a few ingredients that usually mingle together in a bagel and lox sandwich: everything bagel seasoning, red onion, capers, and, of course, salmon. To put it firmly in the dinner camp and make it a complete meal, broccoli is thrown into the mix. Just remember that because everything bagel seasoning and capers are both salty, you don’t need much additional salt to make this a well-seasoned meal.

Everything Bagel Salmon with Broccoli and Capers

This quick salmon and broccoli dinner is packed with flavor, thanks to everything bagel seasoning, caramelized red onion, and capers.

Prep time 7 minutes to 10 minutes

Cook time 11 minutes to 15 minutes

Serves 4

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

  • 1 pound

    broccoli

  • 1

    medium red onion

  • 4

    (6-ounce) skin-on salmon fillets

  • 1 teaspoon

    kosher salt, divided

  • 1/2 teaspoon

    freshly ground black pepper, divided

  • 4 tablespoons

    olive oil, divided

  • 2 tablespoons

    everything bagel seasoning

  • 2 tablespoons

    capers

Instructions

  1. Cut 1 pound broccoli into bite-sized florets. Halve and thinly slice 1 medium red onion. Pat 4 salmon fillets dry with paper towels, then season on both sides with 1/2 teaspoon of the kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the black pepper.

  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet with a lid over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the salmon skin-side up and sear until golden-brown on the bottom, about 4 minutes.

  3. Transfer the salmon skin-side down to a plate (it will not be cooked through). Add the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil to the pan. Add the broccoli, red onion, remaining 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Sauté until the broccoli is crisp-tender, 5 to 6 minutes. Meanwhile, sprinkle 2 tablespoons everything bagel seasoning on top of the salmon, pressing it gently to adhere.

  4. Reduce the heat to medium. Stir 2 tablespoons capers into the pan. Return the salmon skin-side down to the pan, nestling it into the broccoli. Cover and cook the salmon to desired doneness, 2 to 5 minutes depending on the thickness of the fillets. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the middle of the thickest fillet should register 120°F to 130°F for medium-rare or 135°F to 145°F if you prefer it more well-done.

Recipe Notes

Storage: Leftovers can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 2 days.