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Garlic Butter Salmon with Lemon Asparagus Skillet

by Christina Cherrier – Updated Aug 6, 2020
Garlic Butter Salmon with Lemon Asparagus Skillet
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Garlic Butter Salmon with Lemon Asparagus Skillet – Healthy, tasty, simple and quick to cook, this salmon and asparagus recipe will have you enjoy a delicious and nutritious dinner. Salmon fillets are pan-seared to flaky perfection and tossed in a delicious lemon garlic butter sauce with asparagus. Packed with a lot of flavors, this low carb, keto-friendly one-pan dinner is ready in under 30 minutes. Enjoy!

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Ingredients list for the Lemon Garlic Butter Salmon Asparagus Skillet

  • 1 medium salmon fillet, cut in 3 or 4 chunks
  • 2 bunches of asparagus, rinsed and trimmed
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) low-sodium vegetable broth (or white wine)
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce, optional (we used Sriracha)
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley (or cilantro)
  • Crushed red chili pepper flakes, optional
  • Slices of lemon, for garnish

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Directions

1. Season salmon with salt and pepper. Let sit while you prepare the asparagus.

2. Wash and trim the ends of the asparagus, then blanch them in boiling water for 2- 3 minutes then soak in ice water to stop cooking. This way they will cook faster and evenly in the skillet. You can skip this step if you have very thin asparagus. Drain and set aside.

3. Heat olive oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium-low heat. Gently cook salmon on both sides until golden brown. Remove the salmon fillets from the skillet and set aside to a plate.

4. In the same skillet over medium heat, add minced garlic then deglaze with vegetable broth (or wine). Bring to a simmer. Add butter, lemon juice, hot sauce, parsley. Give a quick stir to combine.

5. Add the drained blanched asparagus and toss for 2 minutes to cook it up. Add salmon back to the pan and reheat for another minute. Garnish with more parsley, crushed chili pepper, and lemon slices and serve the garlic butter salmon and lemon asparagus immediately. Enjoy!

Quick Tips How to Make Lemon Garlic Butter Salmon recipe

  • Depending on the thickness of your asparagus, you might want to skip blanching.
  • You can enrich the sauce by adding white wine.
  • For non-keto and paleo, you can serve with mashed potatoes

How to Pan sear Lemon Garlic Butter Salmon

The biggest tip we can give you to make this lemon garlic butter salmon is to ensure you use a non-stick pan, preferably cast-iron, for a good heat repartition. Your skillet should be hot over medium-high heat before adding the salmon fillets. Sear salmon skin-side up for 3-5 minutes. Flip and sear for 2-3 minutes, until nice golden and crispy. For thicker pieces of salmon, cook a little longer, reducing the heat to medium or medium low.

Other Sides you Can Serve with the Lemon Garlic Butter Salmon

If you’re extra hungry, add these sides to the salmon and asparagus:

  • Any Sauted vegetable ( zucchini, cauliflower, boccoli)
  • Mashed potatoes
  • French potatoes
  • Brown Rice
  • Pasta

How long to keep the Cooked Lemon Garlic Butter Salmon

This lemon garlic butter salmon will last up to 2 days in the refrigerator if stored properly. Store the cooled lemon garlic butter salmon in an airtight container. Seal and refrigerate. To freeze this lemon garlic butter salmon, store the cooled salmon in sealed airtight containers for up to 1 month.

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