Lemon Butter Seared Salmon

Make this Lemon Butter Pan Seared Salmon with 5 ingredients and in 20 minutes or less.┬áNot only that, salmon is healthy and you can’t feel bad eating something this good. Enjoy!

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
Author: Lee Funke
Yield: 2 1x
Category: Fish and Seafood
Method: Stove Top
Cuisine: American


  • 2/3 lb. salmon, skin on (we used 2 .33-lb. salmon filets)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 medium lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. First, prep salmon by patting with a paper towel to remove moisture. Then, season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. Place 2 tablespoons of butter and 1 tablespoons minced garlic into a skillet and set over medium/high heat. Place salmon skin side up in the pan and sear for 4 minutes. Flip salmon and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes until barely pink in the middle.
  3. Once flakey and cooked, squeeze 1/2 lemon on top of salmon and sprinkle with fresh dill.
  4. Store leftovers in airtight container.


  • Serving Size: 1/2
  • Calories: 292
  • Sugar: 0
  • Fat: 18
  • Carbohydrates: 3
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 28


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