Lemon Butter Salmon Recipe

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Lemon butter salmon is a truly effortless recipe. A silky smooth lemon butter cream sauce is paired with succulent salmon for a flaky, tender dish.
Dinner
New American
13
ingredients
8
steps
20
minutes
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Ingredients

Servings:
4
For the Salmon
2 tblsp
unsalted butter
4
6-ounce salmon fillets
salt and pepper to taste
For the Lemon Butter Sauce
2/3 cup(s)
dry white wine
3 tblsp
butter
4
garlic cloves, minced
1
shallot, minced
3 tblsp
lemon juice, freshly squeezed
1/2 cup(s)
heavy cream
2 tsp
Italian seasoning
zest of 1 lemon
salt and pepper, to taste
minced parsley, for garnish

Directions 8 steps | 20 Minutes

Step 1

Season the salmon with salt and pepper.

Step 2

In a large nonstick skillet on medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons of butter and add the salmon.

Step 3

If the salmon filets have skin, cook skin-side up for 4 minutes and then flip over and cook skin-side down for another 4 minutes, or until the internal temperature is at least 145°F. Remove salmon from pan and set aside.

Step 4

Deglaze the pan with the white wine, scraping up any browned bits.

Step 5

Melt the butter and cook the garlic and shallot together until tender.

Step 6

Whisk in the lemon juice, heavy cream, Italian seasoning and lemon zest.

Step 7

Reduce the sauce until it thickens. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 8

Pour sauce over the salmon. Garnish with parsley. Enjoy paired with a side salad or steamed vegetables.

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
645
FAT
48.5 g
PROTEIN
36.6 g
CARBS
9.1 g

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Chrystal G.

Chrystal

31 Jul 2022

Rich and delicious recipe

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