Pan-Skillet Salmon in lemon butter sauce
Get the easy recipe for pan-seared salmon in lemon butter sauce that makes a wonderful lunch or dinner. With accompaniments, tips, and more.
This Recipe includes
|Salmon – fresh cutlets of salmon.|
|Olive oil – to use as a rub for the salmon, to pan-sear it on the stove|
|Butter – to add flavor to the sauce|
|Lemon – for the lemon juice|
|(Optional) Parsley – 2-3 sprigs of fresh parsley for decoration|
|Pinch of salt and pepper|
Why we love it
Salmon in lemon butter sauce is a simple recipe, but I assure you the result is a real treat for the mouth. Even for those who do not like seafood.
It is a light and healthy dish which gives off the impression of great elegance, making it equally delightful for a weeknight meal or a fancy dinner party with friends and family. (Another sauce alternative is a 10-minute hollandaise sauce.)
What to serve with it?
This salmon in lemon butter sauce goes well with just about anything, but some ideas include steamed rice, air fryer green peas, garlic mashed potatoes, or as in the picture above, broccoli and bacon.
How to store it?
This salmon in lemon butter sauce does taste best fresh, so I don’t recommend making it too much in advance. If you want, you can make the salmon a few hours before and then just warm it up quickly over the stove with the lemon butter sauce.
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Salmon in lemon butter sauce
An easy recipe for salmon with lemon butter sauce that will be loved by the whole family.
- 4-6 cutlets of salmon
- 4 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of butter
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
- Pinch of salt and pepper
- (Optional) 2-3 sprigs of fresh parsley
- Leave the salmon on the counter from 10 minutes, so that it reaches room temperature. If the salmon is frozen, let it defrost completely.
- With a paper towel, pat the fillets dry on both sides.
- Rub the salmon fillets lightly with oil, salt, and pepper.
- In a hot skillet, add the butter and wait until it foams.
- In the hot skillet, carefully place the salmon in the skillet to sear it. You may have to work in batches if your skillet is too small.
- After 5 minutes, using a spatula carefully flip the salmon to cook the other side.
- Add the lemon juice and the optional parsley into the skillet.
- Reduce the pan heat to medium and continue cooking the salmon, flipping it every 3-4 minutes until it is cooked to your liking.
- Serve while warm.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 670Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 26gCholesterol: 265mgSodium: 363mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 59g
Note: We are not certified nutritionists and these estimates are approximate. Each individual’s dietary needs and restrictions are unique to the individual. You are ultimately responsible for all decisions pertaining to your health. This website is written and produced for entertainment purposes only.
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