Easy Pan Seared Salmon Recipe with Lemon Butter

Easy Pan Seared Salmon Recipe  with Lemon Butter

Hey everyone, it’s Natasha of Natashaskitchen.com. Today we’re making a simple and elegant pan-seared salmon in a lemon
brown butter sauce. This salmon takes 10 minutes to make and it’s tender flaky
and so juicy. I have just a little more than a pound of salmon here and I’ve cut
it into four fillets. Season both sides with half a teaspoon of salt and an
eighth of a teaspoon of black pepper. This recipe moves fast so make sure you
have everything ready ahead of time. Grate one lemon peel to get a teaspoon
of fresh lemon zest then squeeze two lemons to get four
tablespoons of lemon juice. We are ready to start the brown butter.
In a large, light-colored pan, add four tablespoons of unsalted butter and place
over medium heat. Stir and swirl the pan often and cook until the butter starts
to brown which takes about five minutes. You’ll see the little bits of milk
solids sink to the bottom and turn a dark brown. Now add the salmon fillets
and cook three to four minutes on the first side then flip and cook another
two to three minutes on the second side. In the last two minutes of cooking add
1 tsp of zest and four Tbsp of lemon juice. Spoon the sauce over the
salmon as it cooks. Just as soon as the salmon is cooked through, transfer it to
a serving plate and drizzle with all of that delicious pan sauce, you’ll want to
get every drop of that lemon brown butter. Oh-ho-ho, can you believe how easy this
was and the best way to finish it off is with a little bit of garnish and I like
to add a little bit of parsley. You can use dill if you prefer but just some
freshly chopped parsley over the top give it a pretty pop of color and flavor. Oh, my mouth is totally watering right now.
All right, let’s taste test because I cannot wait
any longer… and going for the big slice. Wow!
And to serve I always like to add a little bit more of that brown butter
lemon pan sauce over the top because I love it on every bite. It is so good. Okay
here we go. I love that this is staring back at me. I love that fresh pop of flavor from the
lemon juice and lemon zest and there is so much lemon juice in here.
You can really taste it in the salmon. I love the nuttiness from the brown
butter and pan searing the salmon like that really seals in the juices so every
bite is so juicy and flaky. This is absolutely delicious. Every time I make
it, it disappears fast. My kids love it, my husband loved it and they’re always
impressed that it’s so easy. And we have a very special guest today, another taste
tester to prove just how good this is. But where is he? Where’s my taste tester?
I don’t see… oh nice try buddy! All right taste tester, let’s give this a
try, go ahead…umm – delish! There you have it folks – delish! If you
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100 thoughts on “Easy Pan Seared Salmon Recipe with Lemon Butter

  1. Enjoy this my friends! It's so easy and literally takes 10 minutes! What is YOUR favorite GO-TO salmon recipe?

  2. I used this recipe to make salmon for the first time and it was amazing. I just scored the skin to make it super crispy and I loved it.😋😋

  3. Yes i try this today…omg super delicious😋😋😋..i eat lot of rice😋 because of this recipe..super yummy…ilove it❤❤❤

  4. I made this for my husband’s dinner and cauliflower rice, he LOVED IT!!!
    One thing that I added was capers towards the end of cooking the second side of fish. I love capers.
    Thank you for the easy quick recipe.

  5. Just tried this recipe and it was amazing for only having a few ingredients and for such a quick cook time

  6. One of my roommates in college made me Salmon one time and it was AMAZING. It was my first time trying it and I was blown away. Unfortunately I was very shy at the time 😞 so I didn’t ask for her recipe but I believe she pan fried it. Anyway I just cooked your recipe because I wanted to make salmon myself and it was so good thanks for it 🙏🏾

  7. This recipe hit the spot! I paired it up with a side of asparagus and Jasmine rice. And it tasted amazing!

  8. I musta done sump'in wrong or all the reviewers just love lemons, I just tasted lemon & I used less than called for. Folks could save some $$ n just fry lemons! I'll try it again so I can eat my comment. Thanks for sharing nonetheless.

  9. You're a good mom, you feed your kids well, and by that I mean healthy and delicious, It's good for their physical well being and brains

  10. I save all recipes of urs that i watched …i love the way u demonstrate in the cooking videos u made it's easy to understand …God bless u !

  11. I always hesitate to buy fresh salmon for the fear of wasting my money over cooking it when I get home. You make all your meals easy to understand & prepare. Love your channel.

  12. Thank you for this video; you've got a new subscriber. I've never cooked Salmon before but after watching this, I'll definitely give it a try. Excellent video and the food looks absolutely delicious. One question tho: is it okay to refrigerate overnight and microwave the next day for lunch? I wonder if the taste gets ruined that way.

  13. Natasha you are soo sweet the fish that you are cooking it will turn delicious as glimpse of your touch 😘😘

  14. The restaurant I cooked Those people are meat eaters. Few customers ask fish. That’s halibut steak Salmon I cannot stand that smell.

  15. I’m going to make this tonight for my mother and girlfriend — thank you so much for sharing this recipie

  16. My 10 year old grand daughter and I made this together last night (she did most of the work). It took us less than 15 minutes!!!! It was the most delicious salmon ever and I have prepared a LOT of salmon recipes. Thanks for sharing!

  17. Im a newlywed & just learning how to cook please don’t come at me.. but this was VERY helpful loved how it turned out. Hope my husband enjoys it when he comes home tonight 🐟🍚🌽

  18. Natasha, I love your recipes! Can you maybe post calorie content when you do a video? I am trying to lose weight, and it helps to know how many calories are in each dish! Thank you!

  19. New Sub! Cannot WAIT to try this ( amongst many other recipes you've posted!!).
    Thank you Soo much for all the wonderful, and easy looking recipes!! You've just made my life Soo much easier!!!

  20. I have been cooking for three years and I need to say that whenever you are cooking salmon you always put in in the pan skin side down to avoid oil splashes but otherwise this recipe isn't bad

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