Lemon Butter Salmon

Posted: April 8

Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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Lemon Butter Salmon recognizes that fatty, indulgent salmon doesn't need much to improve it; all it needs are flavors that complement it and bring out the best in it. The brightness of the lemon and the richness of the butter accent and elevate the fish flavor to maximum savoriness and heartiness. Lemon Butter Salmon tastes like a seafood restaurant's star dish that only takes 10 minutes to make. Your weeknight dinners just became 5-star affairs!


• 1 1/4 pounds salmon fillets, skinless, boneless, and cut into 4 even fillets • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter • 1 teaspoon lemon zest, grated • 4 tablespoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced


Step 1

Season the salmon on both sides of each filet with salt and pepper.

Step 2

Heat a large light-colored pan over medium heat.

Step 3

Immediately add the butter and swirl and stir to prevent splatter until the butter turns brown, for about 3-7 minutes.

Step 4

Add the seasoned salmon and cook uncovered until golden brown on one side, about 3-4 minutes.

Step 5

Flip and sauté until flaky and cooked through with an internal temperature of 145 degrees F, about 2-3 minutes.

Step 6

In the last 2 minutes of cooking, add the lemon zest and lemon juice to the pan, spooning the sauce over the salmon as it cooks.

Step 7

Transfer the salmon to plates and drizzle the fillets with the remaining sauce.

Step 8

Sprinkle the salmon with parsley.

Step 9


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