Lemon Garlic Butter Salmon

Lemon Garlic Butter Salmon

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Elevate your dinner with this succulent Lemon Garlic Butter Salmon! Tender salmon fillets, pan-seared to perfection in a flavorful garlic butter sauce with a hint of zesty lemon. This elegant yet simple dish is perfect for a weeknight dinner or a special occasion, ready in just minutes and bursting with fresh flavors.

Lemon Garlic Butter Salmon
Fresh salmon steak fry in a pan with butter, lemon and garlic for a healthy dinner.


  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish
  • Lemon slices, for serving


  1. Prepare the salmon: Pat the salmon fillets dry with paper towels and season both sides with salt and black pepper.
  2. Make the garlic butter sauce: In a small saucepan or skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant, being careful not to burn it. Stir in the lemon zest and lemon juice, and cook for an additional minute.
  3. Sear the salmon: Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the salmon fillets to the skillet, skin-side down if applicable. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and cooked through. The internal temperature of the salmon should reach 145°F (63°C).
  4. Finish and serve: Once the salmon is cooked, pour the prepared garlic butter sauce over the fillets, coating them evenly. Remove from heat and garnish with chopped fresh parsley. Serve hot with lemon slices on the side for squeezing over the salmon.

Enjoy the delightful combination of flavors in this Lemon Garlic Butter Salmon, a restaurant-quality dish that’s sure to impress!

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