Pan-Roasted Salmon with Lime Butter and Creamy White Beans Recipe

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Nelson Published: March 18, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Pan-Roasted Salmon with Lime Butter and Creamy White Beans

This pan-roasted salmon is a restaurant-quality dish that you can put together easily. It’s flavored with lime butter and served with creamy beans & herbs.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 12 minutes
Refrigerate Time: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour 12 minutes



For Lime Butter:

  • ½cupbutter
  • 1lime,zested and juiced
  • 1clovegarlic
  • ½tspsea salt

For Salmon:

  • 4ozskin-on salmon fillets,(4 fillets)
  • salt and ground black pepper,to taste
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 1shallot,thinly sliced
  • 30ozwhite beans,(2 cans), drained and rinsed
  • ½cupheavy whipping cream
  • 3tbspfresh chives,minced
  • 3tbspfresh mint,minced
  • 3tbspfresh basil,minced
  • 3tbspfresh parsley,minced
  • 3tbspfresh tarragon,minced


  1. Mix butter, lime zest, lime juice, garlic, and salt together in a bowl. Spoon butter onto a large piece of plastic wrap; roll up into a log. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour until firm.

  2. Season salmon with salt and pepper.

  3. Heat 2 tablespoons lime butter and olive oil in a cast iron skillet set over a camping stove. Cook salmon fillets, skin-side down, for 3 minutes, until crisp.

  4. Flip and cook for 1 to 2 minutes more until easily flaked with a fork. Transfer salmon fillets to a plate; top each fillet with 1 tablespoon lime butter.

  5. Heat 1 teaspoon lime butter in the skillet. Cook and stir shallot in the hot butter for about 3 minutes until softened.

  6. Stir in white beans and heavy cream; season with salt and pepper. Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes until slightly thickened. Remove from heat and stir in chives, mint, basil, parsley, and tarragon.

  7. Divide bean mixture among 4 serving plates; place 1 salmon fillet on top.


  • Calories: 1131.90kcal
  • Fat: 43.31g
  • Saturated Fat: 23.30g
  • Trans Fat: 0.93g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12.87g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.63g
  • Carbohydrates: 135.79g
  • Fiber: 34.15g
  • Sugar: 6.87g
  • Protein: 57.74g
  • Cholesterol: 117.36mg
  • Sodium: 811.67mg
  • Calcium: 595.85mg
  • Potassium: 4136.64mg
  • Iron: 24.11mg
  • Vitamin A: 351.74µg
  • Vitamin C: 14.54mg
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