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Skillet Salmon in Lemon Butter over bed of brown rice and side of asparagus on white plate
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Skillet Salmon with Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce

This Skillet Salmon with Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce tastes amazing. The secret is the lemon butter sauce with a squeeze of lemon juice- these flavors neutralize the salmon in the best way possible. Enjoy!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 103kcal
Author: Justin Coit


  • 4 6 oz skinless salmon fillets (about 1-inch thick)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp grapeseed oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ¼ cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • ½ tsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp minced fresh parsley


  • Remove salmon fillets from refrigerator and allow to rest at room temperature 10 minutes.
  • To prepare garlic lemon butter sauce, melt 1 tsp butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add in garlic and saute until lightly golden brown (about 1 - 2 minutes). Pour in chicken broth and lemon juice.
  • Let the sauce simmer until it reduces by half (to about 3 Tbsp), approx. 3 minutes. Stir in butter and honey and whisk until combined and set sauce aside.
  • Season both sides of salmon with salt and pepper.
  • Heat grapeseed oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • 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. Optional to flip and cook sides of salmon as well.
  • To serve, pour butter sauce over salmon filets and sprinkle with parsley. 


Serving: 340g | Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 12mg | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 5mg