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seared salmon with lemon
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4.60 from 5 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 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 481kcal


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


  • 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.



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


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