Pan Seared Salmon Recipe

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Lois Rodriquez Modified: March 24, 2022
Pan Seared Salmon Recipe

How To Make Pan Seared Salmon

Grab a bite of this delicious salmon recipe for your next big dinner! It’s pan-seared in a lemon garlic butter sauce. Whip this up in just 30 minutes.

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



  • 28ozsalmon filetsskinless, room temperature
  • Salt and pepperto season
  • 3tbsplemon juicedivided
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 2tbspbutter
  • 8garlic clovesfinely chopped or minced
  • 4tbspItalian parsley leavesfresh chopped, divided
  • lemon slicesof half a lemon


  1. Pat dry the salmon filets with paper towel.

  2. Season the salmon with salt and pepper.

  3. Squeeze 1 to 2 teaspoons of lemon juice over each filet, and rub the juice against the skin.

  4. Heat the olive in a large non-stick pan or skillet over medium-high heat until hot.

  5. Place salmon filets flesh side down, pressing them lightly against the pan.

  6. Sear, undisturbed, for 3 to 4 minutes until crispy and golden.

  7. Flip and sear the other side of each filet for 2 minutes.

  8. Add in the butter, chopped garlic, 3 tablespoons of parsley, remaining lemon juice and lemon slices.

  9. Stir the butter and garlic around each filet.

  10. Continue to cook the salmon for a further 1 to 2 minutes, or until salmon reaches desired doneness.

  11. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and add more lemon juice if desired.

  12. Garnish with the remaining parsley then drizzle the butter over each filet.

  13. Serve hot, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 508.07kcal
  • Fat: 35.88g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.19g
  • Trans Fat: 0.23g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11.45g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 8.31g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.46g
  • Fiber: 0.46g
  • Sugar: 0.39g
  • Protein: 41.19g
  • Cholesterol: 124.41mg
  • Sodium: 536.84mg
  • Calcium: 39.70mg
  • Potassium: 788.25mg
  • Iron: 1.11mg
  • Vitamin A: 64.75µg
  • Vitamin C: 19.09mg
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