Chef Dallas: Pan Seared Fish

Central PA Live

Chef Dallas from the Balance Restaurant stopped by to show us how to pan sear fish. 

Tools & Ingredients Needed:

Skillet – Cast Iron if possible

Straight Edge Spatula – Fish Spatula if possible

Paper Towels

Oil – Vegetable or Olive

Kosher Salt or Sea Salt

Peppercorns & Peppermill


Fresh Fish Filet, 1 inch thick w/ firm muscular structure is best….examples…salmon, halibut, swordfish, etc.


Dry fish w/ paper towels

Preheat pan w/ oil

Season fish and place into hot skillet, *show side first, cook 3-4 minutes

Flip fish delicately w/ spatula & cook for another 3-4 minutes

Remove from heat & let rest on plate & finish w/ lemon juice

*show side – the prettiest side of the fish and what will be present facing up to your guests

Balance Restaurant is located at 415 Main Street in downtown Johnstown. Visit them online or on Facebook for more information. 

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