Pan Seared Salmon with Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce is one of the tastiest, easiest recipes you’ll ever try! Tender salmon fillets are pan seared until perfectly golden brown then covered in a simple, vibrant and rich lemon butter sauce. A reader favorite!
Easy Pan Seared Salmon Recipe
I love to burn salmon in a skillet since it yields an entirely fresh singed outside while the inside stays quite delicate. At the point when you believe there’s simply no an ideal opportunity for supper, there’s consistently an ideal opportunity to burn a salmon filet and add a brilliant press of lemon juice.
Be that as it may, here we have 5 additional minutes so I made this truly tasty garlic margarine lemon sauce. That expression “the mystery’s in the sauce” remains constant on this one.
The lemon margarine sauce for salmon is comprised of 4 fundamental fixings (garlic, spread, new lemon juice and chicken stock) and when you attempt it you’ll need to add it to everything.
This seared salmon formula is an eatery commendable dish that you can make in the solace of your own home in a short time!
How to Cook Salmon in a Pan
- Let salmon rest at room temperature briefly, so it cooks evenly.
- Make the lemon butter sauce. In a small saucepan, melt 1 tsp butter over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté 1 minute. Pour in chicken broth and lemon juice.
- Let sauce simmer until it has reduced by half, about 3 minutes. Stir in butter and honey, set sauce aside.
- Dab both sides of salmon dry with paper towels, season with salt and pepper.
- Heat olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add salmon and cook until done to your liking.
- Plate salmon and drizzle each serving generously with lemon butter sauce, sprinkle with parsley.
This Pan Seared Salmon with Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce is one of the easiest tastiest dinners you can make! This salmon recipe requires minimal ingredients and it comes together so quickly.
Ready in: 20 minutes
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 10 minutes
- 4 (6 oz) skinless salmon fillets (about 1-inch thick)
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves , minced
- 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
- 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 3 Tbsp + 1 tsp unsalted butter , diced into 1 Tbsp pieces
- 1/2 tsp honey
- 2 Tbsp minced fresh parsley
- Lemon slices for garnish (optional)
- Remove salmon fillets from refrigerator and allow to rest at room temperature 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, prepare the garlic lemon butter sauce. In a small saucepan, melt 1 tsp butter over medium heat.
- Add garlic and saute until lightly golden brown, about 1 – 2 minutes. Pour in chicken broth and lemon juice.
- Let sauce simmer until it has reduced by half (to about 3 Tbsp), about 3 minutes. Stir in butter and honey and whisk until combined, set sauce aside.
- Dab both sides of salmon dry with paper towels, season both sides with salt and pepper.
- Heat olive oil in a (heavy) 12-inch non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
- Once oil is shimmering add salmon and cook about 4 minutes on the first side until golden brown on bottom then flip and cook salmon on opposite side until salmon has cooked through, about 2 – 3 minutes longer.
- Plate salmon (leaving oil in pan) and drizzle each serving generously with butter sauce, sprinkle with parsley and garnish with lemon slices if desired. Serve immediately.
If you want an even richer sauce, you can add an extra tablespoon or two of butter here but I like to keep it on the healthier side so I kept it at a minimal 3 tablespoons (plus the teaspoon to sauté the garlic) and it’s just enough.
Recipe source: Cooking Classy
- Salmon with Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories 347Calories from Fat 189
- % Daily Value*
- Fat 21g32%
- Saturated Fat 7g44%
- Cholesterol 116mg39%
- Sodium 81mg4%
- Potassium 856mg24%
- Carbohydrates 2g1%
- Protein 34g68%
- Vitamin A 495IU10%
- Vitamin C 5.9mg7%
- Calcium 28mg3%
- Iron 1.5mg8%