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Browned Butter Honey Garlic Salmon

Browned Butter Honey Garlic Salmon is a great way to change up any salmon dinner! Only 3 main ingredients in under 15 minutes!
ORIGINAL RECIPE BY KARINA, CAFEDELITES ©
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 411kcal
Author: Karina

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) butter
  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) honey
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced*
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice (or juice of half a lemon)
  • 4 wild caught salmon fillets (about 1/2 pound or 250 grams each), skin off or on
  • Lemon wedges (to serve)
  • Salt, to taste

Instructions

  • Arrange oven shelf about 8-inches away from heat element in your oven. Preheat your oven to broil (or grill in Australia).
  • Place butter in a cast iron skillet (or an oven-proof frying pan if you don't have a skillet). Cook over medium heat, stirring and swirling pan occasionally for about 3 minutes, or until the foam settles; the butter begins to change in colour to golden brown and has a nutty fragrance.
  • Pour in the honey and let it dissolve into the butter. Then add in the garlic and sauté for about 1 minute until fragrant. Add in the lemon juice; stir well to combine all of the flavours together.
  • Add the salmon steaks to the butter in the pan; cook each fillet (skin-side down if there's any skin) for 3-4 minutes or until golden, while basting the tops with the pan juices. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Add the lemon wedges around the salmon. Transfer the pan to your oven to broil / grill for a further 5-6 minutes, or until the tops of the salmon are nicely charred.
  • To serve, drizzle with the reserved brown butter sauce. Serve with steamed vegetables; over rice or with a salad.

Notes

*For a mild garlic taste, use 2 cloves. For more flavour in your sauce, use 3 cloves!
Oven Baked Method:
  1. Pre-heat oven to 410°F (210°C).
  2. Follow Steps 2-3 as above.
  3. At Step 4 when adding the fillets into the skillet, transfer to oven to bake for 4 minutes (depending on the size and thickness of your fillets).
  4. Broil (or grill) for 2 minutes to get nice charred edges.

Nutrition

Calories: 411kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 177mg | Potassium: 853mg | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 420IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1.4mg