Butter Lemon Salmon

Butter Lemon Salmon is a freshly seared salmon sautéed in olive oil, infused with a brown butter glaze with fresh parsley, thyme and rosemary herbs with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. This is the perfect balance of a light and tasty family meal!

These salmon fillets are perfect for already being portioned out for each person and easy to sauté. A little bit of olive oil to coat the pan and some fresh herbs to enhance the salmon even more.

This brown butter lemon salmon turns out to be light and flaky with tender pieces of salmon meat. It is one unforgettable taste that you will be craving every time you hear the word salmon.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes


  • 2 pounds salmon
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • Juice of half lemon
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • 1 tablespoon parsley chopped
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary removed from stem and chopped


  • In a large skillet add the olive oil and turn to medium high heat. Add the salmon skin side down and cook for 4-5 minutes. Flip to the other side and continue to cook for 4-5 minutes until the top has a golden brown crust and the salmon flakes easily. Remove and set aside on a plate.
  • Add the butter to the pan. Whisk until the butter starts to foam and turn brown. Add the lemon juice and fresh herbs. Return the salmon to the pan and serve.