Lemon Glazed Salmon with Butter Sauce

Lemon Glazed Salmon with Garlic-Butter Sauce

Oh boy! Oh boy! And the end of the year and the season of celebrations has finally called in. And so does it make for a reason to cook some comfort food. This is one simple dish with some amazing aftertaste, that you and your family cannot get enough of, definitely!
Let me add some light to this, if you are going to go to a restaurant and order this same thing it is going cost you a fortune yet with seemingly less or more salt and other spices etc. Cooking this meal served with some roasted rosemary potatoes (about which I will come around in a new post - the best flavorsome potatoes you are going to try!), steamed corn on the cob and broccoli; definitely a wholesome lunch/dinner and a win-win meal. Take my word for this. Of course, you may give in a try with your own idea for sides, can be some creamy mashed potatoes, home-made french fries etc.

Let me break this down for you, I don't really like the taste of lemon, but this lemon-butter sauce is exceptional. You may use a cube of Maggi Chicken Cube with 1 cup of water if you do not have freshly made chicken broth. This sauce truly enhances the taste of salmon. Salmon is a very good source of Omega 3 fatty acids. It is also a good source of protein and high in vitamin B.

FUN FACT: Omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients that are important in preventing and managing heart disease. Findings show omega-3 fatty acids may help to lower blood pressure. Basically, it is very good for the heart; prevents and protects from heart problems. 

It is advised to have an intake of fatty fish twice a week. So if you want to include salmon in your diet and you have no idea how to do; this recipe is for you! And I am sure you're going to make them quite often. Teehee. The fish is basically pan-fried and drizzled with this ah-may-zing garlic-lemon-butter sauce. Drooling already? Let's move on to the ingredients.


2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
600gm, salmon fillets, patted dry with a paper towel
Salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper
3 tbsp unsalted butter
cloves garlic, minced
Half the juice and zest of 1 lemon, plus 1 thinly sliced lemon
1 cup chicken broth
2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley


  • 1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. When the oil is hot but not smoking, add salmon skin-side up and season with salt and pepper. Cook salmon until deeply golden, about 6 minutes, then flip over and cook 2 minutes more. Transfer to a plate.

  • 2. Reduce heat to medium, then add 1 tablespoon butter, garlic, and lemon juice and zest and cook 2 minutes. Add lemon slices and chicken broth to skillet and season with salt and pepper. Simmer on low until reduced, 3 to 5 minutes.

  • 3. Return salmon back to skillet and simmer until salmon is cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes. Please be mindful not to over cook or under cook the salmon. Add remaining 2 tablespoons butter and stir to create a creamy sauce.

  • 4. Garnish with parsley and serve immediately with steamed broccoli and corn on the cob and Roasted Rosemary Potatoes, or you may add your own sides to the dish.

Bon App├ętit!
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