Thursday 26 March 2015

Pan seared salmon with lemon and garlic butter

Salmon is such a fabulous fish - tastes great on it's own with just basic seasoning and is also considered to be a very healthy source of protein, high in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D. Pan searing is probably the easiest way to cook salmon. It keeps the natural flavour of the fish and leaves it perfectly flaky. Season it lightly and serve it with some steamed or roasted vegetables; or drizzle over some sauce like I have in this recipe. 

Serves 2


2 Salmon fillets
2 tbsp butter
3-4 cloves of garlic, crushed or minced
Juice of half a lemon
Dried parsley
1 spring onion, chopped, for garnishing (optional)


Brush the salmon fillets with some oil and season with a bit of salt and pepper. Heat a grill pan on high. Place the salmon fillets and turn the heat down to medium. Cook the salmon for 2-3 minutes on each side or until done (the fillet should flake easily). 

While the salmon cooks, heat the butter in a pan on low heat. Add the garlic and toss for a minute or two, then season with pepper. Add the lemon juice and sprinkle in the parsley. Let cook for a minute on low heat.

Serve the salmon and drizzle over the butter sauce. Garnish with the spring onion and some more dried parsley. 


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