seared salmon with lemon
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4.67 from 3 votes

Pan Seared Lemon Butter Salmon

Crispy seared salmon on the outside and juicy in the center. This lemon butter garlic salmon is a wonderful weeknight meal. Ready in under 15 minutes.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lemon Butter Salmon, Pan Seared Salmon, Pan Seared Salmon with Lemon Butter Sauce
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 481kcal
Author: Julie of CookedbyJulie.com

Ingredients

  • 1 lb salmon
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 tspĀ  lemon juice
  • 1/2 tspĀ  oregano
  • 1 garlic clove
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Season the salmon with salt, pepper, and oregano.
  • Cook the salmon skin side up in a large hot skillet with oil.
  • Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side.
  • While the salmon cooks, melt some butter in a small skillet.
  • Stir in the fresh garlic and lemon juice.
  • Season the butter lemon sauce with salt.
  • Pour the lemon butter sauce all over the salmon and cook for an additional minute or until the salmon is fully cooked through.

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Notes

Make sure to bring the salmon to room temperature at least 10 minutes before cooking.

Nutrition

Calories: 481kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 170mg | Sodium: 252mg | Potassium: 1111mg | Vitamin A: 625IU | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2.3mg