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Healthy Pan Seared Salmon with Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce

Crispy Pan-Seared Salmon with a Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce is a deliciously simple salmon recipe ready in minutes! Pan-Seared Salmon is super crispy on the outside, whereas soft, tender and flakey on the interior, finished with a silky, flavourful buttery sauce. Our family favourite low-carb salmon recipe is now yours!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: diet, Dinner, gluten free, low carb, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Asian, Chinese, gluten free, Italian, low carb
Keyword: Pan Seared Salmon with Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce
Servings: 4
Calories: 335kcal
Author: Feodora Nastashia


  • 28 ounces 800 g skinless-salmon-filets
  • Salt-and-pepper to-season
  • 3 tbsp lemon-juice divided
  • 1 tbsp olive-oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 8 cloves garlic finely-chopped-or-minced
  • 4 tbsp fresh-chopped-Italian-parsley-leaves divided
  • Lemon-slices-of-half-a-lemon


  • Pat dry room temperature salmon fillets with a paper towel. Season all over with salt, pepper. Squeeze 1-2 teaspoons of lemon juice over each filet, and rub all the flavour in.
  • Heat the olive in a large non-stick pan or skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Place salmon fillets flesh side down, pressing them lightly, so the entire surface of the flesh comes into contact with the pan. Sear, undisturbed, for 3-4 minutes until crispy and golden.
  • Flip and sear the other side of each filet for TWO minutes. Add in the butter, chopped garlic, three tablespoons of parsley, remaining lemon juice and lemon slices. Stir the butter and garlic around each filet.
  • Continue to cook the salmon for a further 1-2 minutes, or until salmon reaches desired doneness. (The butter will begin to brown slightly.) Taste test and season with salt and pepper to your tastes, and add more lemon juice if desired.
  • Garnish with the remaining parsley and drizzle the butter over each filet. Serve immediately.


Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 128mg | Potassium: 890mg | Vitamin A: 580IU | Vitamin C: 11.6mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1.7mg