Perfect Pan Seared Salmon (with lemon and butter!)

Make pan seared salmon for dinner! The salmon is seared in butter and served with fresh lemon and dill.

Prep: 10 minsCook: 10 minsTotal: 20 minutes
Fat 18 Carbs 3 Protein 28
Yield 2 1x


  • 1.33 lbs. salmon (4 1/3-lb. fillets)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 34 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 medium lemon, juiced
  • 1.5 tablespoons fresh dill


  1. First, prep salmon by patting it dry with a paper towel to remove moisture. Then, season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. Place 3-4 tablespoons of butter and 1 tablespoon minced garlic into a large nonstick skillet and heat over medium/high heat.
  3. Place salmon skin-side up in the pan and sear for 4 minutes. Flip salmon and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes or until barely pink in the middle.
  4. Once flakey and cooked to an internal temperature of at least 145ºF, remove the salmon fillets from the heat.
  5. Squeeze fresh lemon juice on top of salmon and let rest for 5 minutes. Serve with a sprinkle of fresh dill.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/2 Calories: 292 Sugar: 0 Fat: 18 Carbohydrates: 3 Fiber: 0 Protein: 28
Author: Lee FunkeCategory: Fish and SeafoodMethod: Stove TopCuisine: American

Keywords: pan seared salmon

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