Lemon Butter Salmon bites — The Best 15 Minute Recipe Ever

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This healthy and flavorful recipe for Lemon Butter Salmon bites is everything you need for a delicious and satisfying meal that is ready in just 15 minutes!

This recipe is ideal for a relaxed weekend lunch or weeknight dinner. Given that it can be served as both an appetizer and a main dish, it is also a fantastic choice for entertaining.

This dish is low in carbohydrates and high in protein and good fats. Additionally, it is dairy-free, gluten-free, and grain-free. And did I mention that it is absolutely delicious?

Look no further than this Lemon Butter Salmon if you’re searching for a simple, quick, and delectable meal. It will undoubtedly become a new household favorite!

The most effective method to Cook Lemon butter Salmon:

  1. Season both sides of the salmon fillets with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add 2 tablespoons of butter and let it melt.
  3. Add the salmon fillets to the pan, skin-side down, and cook for 4-5 minutes, until the skin is crispy.
  4. While the salmon is cooking, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in a separate saucepan and add minced garlic. Cook for 30 seconds until fragrant.
  5. Remove the salmon from the pan and transfer it to a serving platter.
  6. Add lemon juice and zest to the garlic butter and stir to combine.
  7. Pour the lemon garlic butter over the salmon and garnish with chopped parsley.

The pan-searing method ensures that the salmon cooks evenly and the skin gets crispy, which adds a great texture to the dish. The lemon garlic butter sauce adds a tangy and savory flavor to the salmon, making it the perfect complement to the dish. This dish can be served with a side of roasted vegetables or a simple salad.

In conclusion, the most effective way to cook Lemon Butter Salmon is by pan-searing it on the stove. This method is quick, easy, and results in perfectly cooked salmon with a crispy skin and a tender and flaky flesh, accompanied by a tangy and savory lemon garlic butter sauce.

Instructions to Store and Warm this Salmon butter lemon bites:
Salmon can very well be stored in a cooler compartment that is well closed for up to two days after it has been cooked. You can either cover the salmon with the lemon-spread sauce or keep it inconspicuous. Simply throw the salmon and sauce in a skillet, cook over low heat for about 5 minutes, flipping once, to warm.

Lemon Butter Salmon bites Ingredients:

  • 6 ounces skinless salmon fillets (about 1-inch thick)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter

How to make lemon butter salmon bites:

  • Let salmon rest at room temperature briefly, so it cooks evenly.
  • Make the lemon butter sauce. In a small saucepan, melt 1 tsp butter over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté 1 minute. Pour in chicken broth and lemon juice.
  • Let sauce simmer until it has reduced by half, about 3 minutes. Stir in butter and honey, set sauce aside.
  • Dab both sides of salmon dry with paper towels, season with salt and pepper.
  • Heat olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add salmon and cook until done to your liking.
  • Plate salmon and drizzle each serving generously with lemon butter sauce, sprinkle with parsley.
Lemon Butter Salmon

Lemon Butter Salmon bites Tips:

  • Salmon is a delicate fish. When cooking salmon, wait until it’s cooked halfway through before flipping it.
  • When buying fresh salmon, check to see if it is firm to the touch, looks moist, and smells fresh. Before cooking, keep it in the coldest section of the refrigerator for up to two days.
  • It is best to leave your salmon fillets to come to room temperature by letting them sit out on the counter for about 30 minutes.
  • The fish will cook more evenly as a result.
  • To ensure that your salmon can be readily turned, use a non-stick skillet.

With this salmon butter lemon I chose to go with Lemon Garlic Butter since that is the flavor blend surprisingly better than the honey variant!

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Ways to make Pan Seared:

To ensure that the salmon cooks evenly, give it a little time of rest before cooking.
Preheating the container and oil will make the salmon more earthy in color. Don’t add to a skillet that is already cool.
Dry the salmon spots before adding them to the container for optimum caramelization.
When cooking salmon, try not to move it. Better caramelizing once more.
Try to avoid overcooking it! Salmon’s midsection should, at the very least, appear slightly pink.
Include a sauce while serving. Salmon from a container is excellent on its own, but this lemon spread sauce simply elevates it to a previously unheard-of level of freshness.

As usual, I suggest using your chosen flavor when cooking this straightforward salmon dish. It only requires a basic seasoning of salt and pepper to be tasty. I used Old Bay Seasoning since it pairs so well with fish. As additional seasonings, you could also enjoy Cajun, Berbere, or All-Purpose Seasoning.

Salmon bites in air fryer:

If you want to make air fryer salmon bites, season your salmon fillets precisely as described above, then follow these instructions.

Instead of using the broiler, heat your air fryer to 390°F (198°C).

Put the salmon bites in the basket of your air fryer when it’s ready, and cook for 7-9 minutes, flipping the salmon halfway through. Remember to complete this!

The salmon bits from the air fryer are finished when they reach an internal temperature of 145°F.

salmon bites Extras:

It’s hardly enough, but I like to keep things on the better side, so I only used a measly 3 tablespoons (plus the teaspoon for sautéing the garlic). You can add one or two extra tablespoons of margarine if you think the salmon sauce needs to be much thicker.

Looking for another healthy salmon recipe, check this salmon cheese wraps.

This salmon recipe is a great way to get a healthy, delicious meal on the table quickly. The lemon butter sauce is simple and flavorful, and the salmon cooks in just a few minutes. If you’re looking for an easy recipe that the whole family will love, give this one a try. And be sure to like, follow, and comment on our page for more great recipes!

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Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 18 min Total Time 28 mins Calories: 347 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year



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    • Remove salmon fillets from refrigerator and allow to rest at room temperature 10 minutes. 
    • Meanwhile, prepare the garlic lemon butter sauce. In a small pan, melt 1 tsp butter over medium heat. 
    • Add garlic and saute until lightly golden brown, about 1 - 2 minutes. Pour in chicken broth and lemon juice. 
    • Let sauce simmer until it has reduced by half , about 3 minutes. Stir in butter and honey and whisk until combined, set sauce aside.
    • Dab both sides of salmon dry with paper towels, season both sides with salt and pepper. 
    • Heat olive oil in a 12-inch non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. 
    • Once oil is shimmering add salmon and cook about 4 minutes on the first side until golden brown on bottom then flip and cook salmon on opposite side until salmon has cooked through, about 2 - 3 minutes longer.
    • Plate salmon (leaving oil in pan) and drizzle each serving generously with butter sauce, sprinkle with parsley and garnish with lemon slices if desired. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 347
Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g33%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 116mg39%
Sodium 81mg4%
Potassium 856mg25%
Total Carbohydrate 2g1%
Protein 34g68%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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