Langara Fishing Adventures


201-4440 Cowley Crescent
Richmond, BC
Canada V7B 1B8

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YVR South Terminal trip departure.

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Unilateral Salmon Technique

The Unilateral Salmon Technique

This simple and easy technique keeps the fish very moist and results in a nice crispy bottom. Can be used with Halibut, Cod, Scallops and other fish.



Fresh Haida Gwaii Salmon fillets
Olive oil
Salt and pepper
Whatever spices or herbs you prefer or have handy


  • Heat your olive oil over medium-high heat for about 2-3 minutes so it’s really hot.
  • Place your salmon filets skin side down and don’t touch them again until it’s all over! If you do not want the skin then remove and place the top side down first.
  • Season with salt and pepper and whatever spices or herbs you like or have lying around.
  • Turn the heat down slightly after about 5 minutes of cooking time.
  • You want the skin of your salmon to crisp and brown, but not burn.
  • Turn heat to medium-low and cover with a lid. Cook for about 8-10 minutes longer.
  • Cooking time can vary greatly depending on thickness of fillets, so check salmon often and remove once it is cooked to your liking. Better to finish slightly under-done as the salmon will continue to cook after removing from heat. I prefer when it’s barely cooked through, perfectly tender and moist.


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High 12°C / 54°F

Low 10°C / 50°F

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