Easy Salmon Recipe Lemon Butter Sauce

Easy Salmon Recipe Lemon Butter Sauce

How To Make Easy Salmon Recipe Lemon Butter Sauce

Drizzle this baked salmon recipe with a creamy and fragrant lemon butter sauce. The slight mix of sweet and smoky flavor adds a fuller taste to this dish.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



For Easy Salmon:

  • 6ozskinless salmon
  • 2tbspfreshly squeezed lemon juice,divided
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 1tbspgarlic,minced
  • 2tbspdry white wine,optional
  • salt,to season
  • cracked black pepper,to season

For Cream Sauce:

  • ¼cupunsalted butter
  • 2tspminced garlic
  • 2tbspdry white wine,can substitute with 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • ½cupcream,heavy, whipping or thickened
  • 2tbspfreshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1tbspfresh chopped parsley,divided


  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly grease a baking dish.

  2. Pat the salmon dry with a paper towel. Combine lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and wine together in a small bowl.

  3. Rub salmon with the mixture and arrange in baking dish. Season with a good pinch of salt and pepper.

  4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until salmon is opaque throughout.

  5. While salmon is baking, melt butter in a small pot over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant.

  6. Pour in the wine and let cook for 2 to 3 minutes until just starting to reduce. Add in cream and cook until sauce thickens slightly.

  7. Take off the heat and stir through lemon juice and parsley.

  8. Pour the sauce over the cooked salmon in the dish to mix through the natural pan juices released from the salmon while baking.

  9. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Substitute white wine with 2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard.


  • Calories: 344.59kcal
  • Fat: 31.67g
  • Saturated Fat: 15.92g
  • Trans Fat: 0.47g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.23g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.87g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.74g
  • Fiber: 0.25g
  • Sugar: 1.41g
  • Protein: 9.77g
  • Cholesterol: 94.65mg
  • Sodium: 289.84mg
  • Calcium: 38.34mg
  • Potassium: 230.66mg
  • Iron: 0.38mg
  • Vitamin A: 223.42µg
  • Vitamin C: 10.10mg
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