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Lemon Garlic Salmon Recipe

Our Lemon Garlic Salmon is a delicious meal full of protein, omega-3s. It's a healthy dinner you'll make over and over again.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time31 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best salmon, Lemon Garlic, salmon dinner, salmon recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 347kcal


  • Skillet
  • Saucepan


  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • salt, to taste
  • 4 (6 ounce) salmon fillets pat dry
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley minced
  • 2 lemons sliced thin


Lemon Garlic Sauce

  • Melt butter over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté 1-2 minutes or until fragrant.
  • Add chicken broth, lemon juice, and salt to taste. Simmer this mixture until reduced by 1/3 to 1/2. The sauce should be thick and bubbly.
  • Remove from heat and set aside.


  • Remove the salmon from the fridge 10-20 minutes before cooking. Pat dry.
  • Season both sides of the fish with salt and pepper, if desired.
  • Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat until shimmering.
  • Place salmon fillets skin side up and cook about 2-3 minutes or until light brown and crispy. Using a spatula, carefully flip them over.
  • Cook 3-4 minutes on second side, or until skin is crisp and flesh begins to feel firm to the touch. Remove at this point for a salmon cooked around medium.
  • Continue to cook until flesh easily flakes with a fork for a well-done salmon.
  • Remove pan from heat and pour lemon garlic sauce over.
  • Sprinkle with parsley and arrange lemon slices over top.
  • Serve with skin on or easily remove with a spoon, and serve with more lemon garlic sauce and lemon slices from the pan.


Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 181mg | Potassium: 960mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 425IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 2mg