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I love salmon but hardly make it because I know that my boys won’t eat it. So I usually order it every time that we go out to eat. But I have been wanting to eat salmon for a long time so I decided to make it for myself for lunch. This was the BEST salmon I think that I have had. It tasted like I was at a 5 star restaurant eating this. And I love that it was pan seared and had a crust to it and it was so tender and melted in my mouth! And holy cow. Have you tried brown butter? It is like crack! I have made brown butter frosting before but this brown butter lime sauce to top the salmon was perfection!

I wanted to make my little boy try this when he got home from school. Because unlike the picky one, he will at least try everything! I had him try a bite and he said, Mom, this chicken is AMAZING!! I think I will make ‘chicken’ more often!! 😉

Honey glazed salmon with browned butter lime sauce on a white plate with 3 lime slices.

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Honey Glazed Salmon with Browned Butter Lime Sauce

5 from 1 vote
By: Alyssa Rivers
I love that it was pan seared and had a crust to it and it was so tender and melted in my mouth!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings


Browned Butter Lime Sauce


  • Place the salmon fillets onto a cutting board and put 1 tsp flour on each side and evenly spreading the flour over the salmon. Evenly drizzle 1 tsp honey onto each side of the salmon.
  • Drizzle 1 tbsp olive oil into a saucepan and heat to medium. Since you don't want to overcrowd the pan, you may want to use two pans and use the other 1 tbsp of olive oil, or do two batches.
  • Carefully place the salmon into the pan and cook 3-5 minutes on each side browning each side of the salmon.
  • While salmon is cooking, to make the sauce heat the butter into a small saucepan. Swirl the butter occasionally until it has turned a light brown color and is fragrant. Remove from heat and whisk the garlic, honey, salt and pepper into the sauce.
  • Pour the browned butter sauce over the salmon and sprinkle with your lime zest and enjoy!


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Calories: 521kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 34gFat: 35gSaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 139mgSodium: 517mgPotassium: 846mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 593IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
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Welcome to my kitchen! I am Alyssa Rivers and the food blogger behind The Recipe Critic. The blog launched in 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family. Each recipe is tried and true, family-tested and approved.

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  1. Made this salmon recipe for dinner last night. I had the same question that was raised on here about the 3TBSP of lime juice but just mixed it in with the butter sauce. The salmon was out of this world!! I will definitely make it again!

  2. This is my go to Salmon recipe if I’m not baking it and has become our favorite… thank you.
    I really love your chicken recipe 😂

  3. 5 stars
    Made several years ago and forgot about this recipe. Made tonight and it was delicious! I’m not forgetting it again!

  4. My salmon is Loooong (for large group) and no pan big enough to fry, may I bake it instead?

    1. Hi Jamylah!
      Yes! You can absolutely bake the salmon. It should take just great! Thanks for following along with me!

  5. This was really amazing! My daughter who doesn’t normally like salmon ate this…it is really good chicken! Thanks!