Salt and Pepper both sides of the salmon.
Heat a skillet on medium-high heat. When hot, place salmon, skin side down, onto the pan. Sear salmon for 6 minutes, until a nice golden-brown crust begins to form.
Then turn down heat to low, cover the pan with a lid or heavy foil, and cook an additional 6 minutes until it's almost completely cooked except for a little rare spot in the thickest middle part of the fillet.
Turn off the heat, flip each fillet over and let the fillets sit for about 3 minutes.