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Pan Seared Salmon with Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce

Lemon Garlic Herb Salmon is a deliciously easy salmon recipe, so simple to make, yet so delicious! Crispy on the outside, soft and tender on the inside


  • 28 ounces (800 g) skinless salmon filets
  • Salt and pepper, to season
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice, divided
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 8 cloves garlic, finely chopped or minced
  • 4 tablespoons fresh chopped Italian parsley leaves, divided
  • Lemon slices of half a lemon


  1. Pat dry room temperature salmon filets with a paper towel. Season all over with salt, pepper. Squeeze 1-2 teaspoons of lemon juice over each filet, and rub all the flavor in.
  2. Heat the olive in a large non-stick pan or skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Place salmon fillets flesh side down, pressing them lightly so the entire surface of the flesh comes into contact with the pan. Sear, undisturbed, for 3-4 minutes until crispy and golden.
  3. Flip and sear the other side of each filet for TWO minutes. Add in the butter, chopped garlic, 3 tablespoons of parsley, remaining lemon juice, and lemon slices.  Stir the butter and garlic around each filet.
  4. Continue to cook the salmon for a further 1-2 minutes, or until salmon reaches desired doneness. (The butter will begin to brown slightly.) Taste test and season with salt and pepper to your tastes, and add more lemon juice if desired.
  5. Garnish with the remaining parsley and drizzle the butter over each filet.

Serve immediately.

Prep Time10 mins         Cook Time15 mins         Total Time25 mins

Author: Karina


Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 128mg | Potassium: 890mg | Vitamin A: 580IU | Vitamin C: 11.6mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1.7mg