Crispy Pan Seared Salmon with a Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce is a deliciously easy salmon recipe ready in minutes!
Pan Seared Salmon are super crispy on the outside, while soft, tender and flakey on the inside, finished with a silky, flavourful buttery sauce. Our family favourite low carb salmon recipe is now yours!
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Searing salmon in a hot pan is one of our favourite ways to eat salmon, and this recipe is one I make often for our family.
Minimal ingredients and maximum taste, while allowing the flavour of salmon to shine through and taste absolutely delicious. You really can’t go wrong with this recipe. It comes together fast, making it perfect for any night of the week.
HOW TO MAKE PAN SEARED SALMON WITH LEMON GARLIC BUTTER SAUCE
Grab all of your ingredients first as this recipe cooks fast!
- Skinless salmon fillets
- Lemon juice
- Olive oil
How To Sear Salmon
Dry room temperature salmon filets with paper towel. Season all over with salt and pepper. Squeeze lemon juice over each fillet. Heat oil in a large non-stick pan or skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Sear salmon flesh side down, pressing them lightly so the entire surface of the flesh comes into contact with the pan, until crispy and golden. Flip and sear the other side until the outside is crispy. Add in the butter, garlic, parsley and lemon juice, stirring the melting butter around each fillet. (The butter will begin to brown slightly.)
- A good quality non stick pan will save you unnecessary stress of salmon sticking to a non-seasoned pan, and many tears of frustration
- You can substitute the butter with 2 tablespoons of olive oil if your hesitant to use butter
- Add in a splash of white wine also for a gourmet feel! (I usually add in 3-4 tablespoons)
- Fresh parsley is the only way to go with this! I don’t really recommend cooking or garnishing with dried parsley
This pan seared salmon recipe is restaurant quality, ready in under 15 minutes! Perfectly cooked, crispy and flaky salmon with a silky, buttery lemon garlic sauce.
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