Grilled or pan-seared salmon in lemon-butter herb sauce is a delicious, simple and elegant looking dinner entree.
My husband and I love salmon. I’ve been preparing salmon the same way for quite a while (creatures of habit, but we like it), but finally decided to branch out, and start trying some new salmon recipes this year. Enter this delicious entree. Seriously delicious.
If I’m telling the truth I would tell you that I had to be on my best behavior not to “sample” the sauce multiple times until it was gone (somebody has to do Quality Control, right?). Yeah. The sauce is pretty amazing… not gonna lie! An extra benefit to making this at home versus ordering something like this at a restaurant is the cost factor. It’s so much less expensive to create this easy, but elegant seafood dish at home! I really like that!
I found the recipe on Pinterest, and decided to give it a try! I slightly modified the recipe as far as cooking the seafood goes… original recipe calls for grilling the salmon fillets. Since it was cold and damp outside (February in the Northwest), I pan-seared the fillets, then topped them with the sauce. Fantastic!
The sauce (with butter, white wine, lemon juice, and herbs) only takes about 10 minutes to pull together, and the fish only takes about 4-5 minutes per side to cook, so all in all, this was a very quick and elegant dish to prepare. I will absolutely make this again. I’m anxious to fire up the ol’ Weber grill and try this recipe with grilled salmon.
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Make The Lemon Butter Herb Sauce
Cook white wine, lemon juice and green onions until the liquid has reduced down considerably…
Add COLD butter, a little at a time, and blend it into the sauce.
Now add dill, fresh chopped chives, and black pepper to the lemon-butter sauce, and whisk to combine..
The lemon-butter herb sauce is done! Boy, does it taste amazing!
Prepare The Salmon
Brush boneless skinless fillets on all sides with a lemon juice/olive oil mixture before cooking..
Place fillets into a hot skillet that has been sprayed with non-stick spray AND has olive oil in it to prevent sticking. Cook the fish on both sides (approx. 4-5 minutes per side), until done, and can be easily flaked with a fork.
Serve The Salmon In Lemon Butter Herb Sauce
Once the fillets are done, carefully put the fillets onto individual serving plates. Spoon the lemon-butter herb sauce over the top of each piece of fish. Serve while hot, and enjoy!
Sure hope you will give this recipe a try. It tastes amazing, and I think you will LOVE it! Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you will come back soon.
Looking for More SALMON Recipes?
You can find ALL my recipes in the Recipe Index, located at the top of the page. I have some wonderful salmon recipes you’ll enjoy, including:
- Orange And Rosemary Glazed Salmon
- Broiled Salmon With Pineapple Salsa
- Sweet Chili & Garlic Glazed Salmon
- Pan Seared Creole Salmon
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Recipe slightly adapted from: http://www.tablespoon.com/recipes/grilled-salmon-with-lemon-herb-butter-sauce/8a8b4611-8bb4-430b-bf23-6aaddcce21a5?_szp=100295&_szi=23
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Grilled or pan-seared salmon in a lemon-butter herb sauce is a delicious, simple and elegant looking dinner entree.
- 2 Tablespoons finely chopped green onions (shallots)
- 1/4 cup dry white wine
- 3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 6 Tablespoons COLD butter
- 1 Tablespoon dill (dried or fresh), chopped
- 1 Tablespoon finely chopped chives
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 3 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- salmon (4 boneless, skinless fillets)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- Prepare the sauce: Place the finely chopped green onions, lemon juice and wine in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil on high heat, then reduce heat to medium and cook for 7-8 minutes, or until liquid has reduced to about 2-3 Tablespoons. Remove from heat. Add butter, 1 Tablespoon at a time, stirring continuously, until all butter has been melted and incorporated into sauce. Add dill, chopped chives and black pepper. Mix to combine. Set sauce aside while you cook the salmon.
- To cook salmon:
- In a small dish, combine 1 (ONE) Tablespoon of olive oil and 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice. Using a pastry brush, coat all sides of the salmon with this mixture.
- Spray a skillet with non-stick spray, then place the other 2 Tablespoons of olive oil into pan. Heat until VERY hot (but not smoking). When skillet is very hot, add the salmon fillets. It should sizzle when you add them to skillet. Cook salmon for about 4 minutes without moving them. After 4 minutes, carefully turn the salmon to the other side and continue cooking. Add 1 Tablespoon butter. As the butter melts, continuously spoon the melted butter onto the salmon as it cooks. Salt and pepper the salmon lightly. In about 3-4 minutes, the salmon should be done. Make sure the salmon is done, and flakes easily (due to differing thicknesses of salmon, you need to keep an eye on the salmon for done-ness).
- Reheat lemon-butter sauce if necessary right before the salmon is done.
- To serve, place salmon fillet on individual plate, then spoon some of the warm sauce over the top. Enjoy!
Salmon can also be grilled outside on a BBQ. Remember to coat it with olive oil and lemon juice mixture before adding it to the grill.
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