The foolproof way to cook fish


If you find cooking fish intimidating, then this recipe is for you. The skin is beautifully crisp while the steam that’s created under the lid keeps the fish moist. Although pan fried, the precious omega 3 fatty acids don’t get excessively damaged because the skin protects the flesh from burning.


  • Fish with the skin on (e.g. salmon darne)

  • Ghee or coconut oil (refined if you prefer neutral taste)

  • Salt

  • Lemon juice


  • Frying pan (small is you only make 1-2 pieces)

  • Lid


  1. Heat up the frying pan over medium heat

  2. Add enough fat of choice to cover the bottom of the pan

  3. Once hot, place the fish skin down and cover with the lid

  4. Cook for 7-10 minutes or until the fish looks firm; do not turn

  5. Transfer to a plate, sprinkle with some sea salt and drizzle with lemon juice