Skillet Seared Salmon with Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce

This Skillet Seared Salmon with Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce is the best salmon recipe! It’s hands down one of the easiest tastiest dinners you can make!

It requires minimal ingredients, it comes together so quickly and the flavors are truly delicious.

The Garlic Butter Sauce

But here we’ve got 5 extra minutes so I made this seriously delicious garlic butter lemon sauce. That saying the “the secret’s in the sauce” holds true on this one.

It’s made up of 4 basic ingredients (garlic, butter, fresh lemon juice and chicken broth) and once you try it you’ll want to add it to everything.

Other Ways to Use This Sauce

  • On any fish fillets
  • With chicken breasts or a roast chicken
  • On steak with extra herbs such as rosemary or thyme
  • On boiled potatoes or other boiled or steamed veggies

If you want an even richer sauce you can add an extra tablespoon or two of butter here but I like to keep it on the healthier side so I kept it at a minimal 3 tablespoons (plus the teaspoon to saute the garlic) and it’s just enough.

This salmon is a restaurant worthy dish that you can make in the comfort of your own home in 20 minutes!

What Should I Serve with This Salmon?

I just served this with rice and steamed asparagus and it all came together perfectly (roasted vegetables, broccoli, potatoes, couscous, and quinoa are good choices too).

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