The health benefits of wild salmon are well documented. And this lemon butter salmon recipe is one of my favorite ways to prepare this awesome fish.
If you’re still buying farmed salmon (most salmon in grocery stores is farmed), then please click on the link in the paragraph above and read my article on why you should start eating ONLY wild salmon.
Now back to the recipe. This is one of the easiest ways to prepare salmon you’ll find anywhere. All you need is a frying pan and five all-natural ingredients (wild salmon, a lemon, real butter, salt, and pepper).
I recommend picking up some organic whipped butter. The whipped stuff has less calories and fat since it’s lighter and fluffier. Contrary to popular belief, margarine and pseudo-butters are not healthier than real butter from pasture-raised cows.
My recipe has just 246 calories and only 280 milligrams of sodium too, so you get a rich, buttery flavor that doesn’t wreak havoc on your waistline.
Check it out …
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Ingredients: Lemon Butter Salmon Recipe
- 8 oz. wild Alaskan salmon (thawed)
- 1 lemon
- 2 T Organic Valley Whipped Butter
- 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp. black pepper
1. Heat a frying pan to medium.
2. Cut salmon into two equal-sized filets (leave skin on) and season with salt and pepper.
3. Add 1 T butter and sear salmon filets for 3 minutes per side.
4. Remove salmon from the pan and add the remaining Tablespoon of butter along with the lemon juice. Reduce the sauce for 2-3 minutes, then remove the skin and coat the fish with the sauce before serving.
246 calories, 2 g carbs, 16 g fat, 24 g protein, 280 mg of sodium