Lemon Butter Salmon Recipe
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Lemon Butter Salmon Recipe

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This lip-smacking Lemon Butter Salmon from Karla Seville of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania makes for an easy, breezy supper to serve family or friends out on the patio some warm night. As an extra-special touch, you might add a 4-ounce package of salad shrimp to the remaining lemon butter, then spoon over the salmon before serving.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 6 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 5 salmon fillets or steaks (6 ounces each)

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 479 calories, 37g fat (15g saturated fat), 149mg cholesterol, 1177mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (trace sugars, trace fiber), 34g protein


  1. In a small skillet, saute garlic in butter; whisk in lemon juice, salt, pepper and pepper sauce. Transfer 2/3 cup to a serving bowl; set aside.
  2. Place salmon in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Drizzle with remaining lemon butter. Broil 4-6 in. from heat 10-15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve with reserved lemon butter. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Lemon Butter Salmon in Simple & Delicious May/June 2008, p24

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Feb. 24, 2015

"Not usually in to salmon but this was excellent!"

Reviewed Feb. 19, 2014

"Excellent!! Would highly suggest making it. It gives lemon butter sauce a whole new twist. Family loved it! Drizzled some on asparagus and was amazing!! Would definately make it again."

Reviewed Oct. 11, 2013

"This was ok. I don't think I will make it again."

Reviewed Jan. 25, 2013

"Delicious! And I'm not usually a salmon fan."

Reviewed Jan. 8, 2013

"Excellent on Tilapia!! I also made Asparagus and with the leftover in the pan I added a Tbl of butter and just coated the asparagus. Added a fresh salad and what a great and easy dinner."

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