Salmon fillets with butter and lemon

    10 min

    A simple, straightforward, quick recipe for pan-fried salmon. Besides salmon fillets, all you need is butter and fresh lemon juice.


    County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK
    44 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 4 salmon fillets
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper

    Prep:2min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. Melt the butter in a large heavy frying pan over medium heat. Pour in the lemon juice and swirl the pan to mix the melted butter and lemon.
    2. Place the 4 fillets, flesh side down in the pan for 3 minutes, or until browned. Turn fillets over and cook for a further one or two minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillets. Spoon lemon butter sauce over the top of the fish as it cooks.
    3. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

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    I halved everything because I was only making two fillets just for myself, and it was wonderful! I cooked it for a little less time, but my fillets were probably a little thinner, so that variation is bound to happen. Fantastic recipe though, quick and easy, will definitely be making again!  -  27 Aug 2015