If you’re looking for a quick dinner that’s also healthy, try this recipe for pan cooked salmon with a lemon butter sauce!
Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, is a good protein source, and may help reduce inflammation.
Pan Cooked Salmon with Lemon Butter Sauce
- 1 lb skin-on salmon fillets
- salt and pepper
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 tsp chopped fresh dill
- 2 tbsp lemon juice, divided
- sliced green onions for garnish (optional)
- Pat the salmon fillets with a paper towel to remove excess moisture. Season the flesh side of the salmon with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
- In a skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil, butter, and the salmon, skin-side down. Allow the salmon to cook, undisturbed, for 4-5 minutes.
- While the skin-side is cooking, add the dill and 1 tbsp lemon juice to the pan. Spoon the melted butter/oil/seasoning mixture over the salmon while it's cooking (you can keep spooning the seasoned butter the whole time it's cooking; it will make it really flavorful).
- Gently flip the salmon and continue cooking for 1 minute (or until your desired doneness). At this point you can remove the skin (though some people enjoy eating it).
- Drizzle the remaining 1 tbsp of lemon juice over the cooked salmon and garnish with green onion and lemon slices (if desired).
Created by SouthernSavers.com
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