Brown Butter Lemon Salmon

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 4 people
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Brown 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!

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Keyword brown butter, brown butter lemon salmon, lemon salmon, salmon


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
Nutrition Facts
Brown Butter Lemon Salmon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 559 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Fat 41g63%
Saturated Fat 17g85%
Cholesterol 186mg62%
Sodium 303mg13%
Potassium 1122mg32%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 45g90%
Vitamin A 967IU19%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.