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
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.
let’s taste test because I cannot wait
any longer… and going for the big slice.
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!
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