Best Garlic Butter Salmon Recipe

 This Garlic Butter Salmon recipe offers a delightful blend of tender salmon fillets bathed in a luscious garlic-infused butter sauce, creating a dish that's both savory and satisfying, ideal for a quick and flavorful dinner.


1 pound salmon cut into 4 pieces ▢Salt & pepper to taste ▢1 tablespoon olive oil ▢4 tablespoons butter divided ▢1/2 tablespoon lemon juice or more, to taste ▢4-5 cloves garlic minced ▢1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Step 1

Prep the Salmon: Begin by patting dry the salmon fillets with paper towels to ensure they sear properly. Season generously with salt and pepper on both sides for enhanced flavor.

Step 2

Make Garlic Butter: In a skillet over medium heat, melt the butter until it starts to foam. Add the minced garlic and sauté for about a minute or until fragrant, being careful not to burn the garlic.

Step 3

Sear the Salmon: Place the salmon fillets in the skillet, skin side down if they have skin. Sear for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and cooked to your desired level of doneness. The buttery garlic sauce will infuse into the salmon as it cooks, imparting rich flavor.

Step 4

Add Lemon Juice: Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the salmon during the last minute of cooking. The acidity of the lemon juice brightens the dish and adds a refreshing contrast to the savory flavors.

Step 5

Garnish and Serve: Remove the salmon from the skillet and transfer to a serving plate. Spoon any remaining garlic butter sauce over the top and garnish with freshly chopped parsley. Serve immediately while hot, alongside steamed vegetables or a fresh salad.

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