Excellent recipes for salmon with butter as a perfect choice for every lunch and dinner

Butter salmon recipes are unique and unbeatable.

The tender meat is flavored with a delicious combination of ingredients that are irresistible.

Try our simple preparation and serve your family a unique gourmet experience.

Salmon in butter with garlic, lemon and spinach

Cook our 20 Minute Salmon Dinner for Two and serve it with these Sweet Potato Fries . Only a handful of ingredients are needed to make it, and yet you will conjure up a maximum taste experience from them.

What will we need

  • 30 g of butter
  • 2 salmon fillets (skin removed)
  • 2 cloves garlic (thinly sliced)
  • 170 g of baby spinach
  • 1 lemon (peeled and ½ juiced, ½ thinly sliced)
  • 75 g of mascarpone


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  • Heat half of the butter in a pan and fry the salmon lightly on both sides. Transfer the salmon to a plate.
  • Heat the remaining butter in a pan. Cook the garlic for 30 seconds, then add the spinach, lemon zest and juice and a little seasoning.
  • Stir in mascarpone and 2 tablespoons milk and cook until spinach is wilted.
  • Transfer the spinach mixture to a baking dish and place the lemon slices and salmon fillets.
  • Bake for 5-8 minutes until the salmon is cooked through.
Tender pieces of salmon with vegetables, garlic and butter.
Source: diethood.com

Butter salmon with rosemary in a pan

This recipe for pan-fried salmon in butter is wonderfully seasoned with rosemary, which perfectly completes the whole gourmet experience, especially when you serve it with these creamy savoy potatoes .

What will we need

  • 750 g of salmon with skin
  • 2 tablespoons of salted butter
  • a pinch of sea salt
  • a pinch of black pepper

For herb sauce

  • 60 g of salted butter
  • ½ spoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary (finely chopped)
  • a pinch of sea salt
  • a pinch of black pepper


  • Sprinkle the meaty side of the salmon steaks with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Heat a tablespoon or two of butter in a good non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat.
  • When the pan is hot and the butter starts to foam, place the salmon in the pan, skin side down.
  • Fry for 5-7 minutes. Don’t move him.
  • Carefully turn the salmon over and cook for another 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate, cover and keep warm while you make the butter sauce.
  • In the same pan, melt the butter over low heat until lightly golden and foaming.
  • Whisk in fresh lemon juice, rosemary, salt and pepper.
  • Stir and cook on low heat for 4-5 minutes until the butter is golden.
  • Drizzle it over the prepared salmon.

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Delicious salmon coated in a sticky honey sauce with onions.
Source: recipetineats.com

Baked salmon with butter and honey in the oven

Salmon in butter with garlic and honey is an original recipe that has an extra golden, crispy and caramelized crust. Honey is fun, prepare other honey recipes with it, both for meat and sweet desserts.

What will we need

  • 60 g of butter
  • 60 g of honey
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic (chopped)
  • 1-2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 salmon fillets (skinless)
  • lemon wedges (to serve)
  • salt


  • Preheat the oven to grill mode.
  • Put the butter in a cast iron pan.
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the butter begins to turn golden brown and has a nutty aroma.
  • Pour the honey over the butter and let it melt in the butter.
  • Then add the garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add the lemon juice and mix well to combine all the flavors.
  • Add salmon steaks to pan; cook each fillet for 3-4 minutes or until golden, basting the pan juices over the top of the salmon.
  • Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Add lemon wedges around the salmon. Transfer the pan to the oven for another 5-6 minutes, or until the tops of the salmon are nicely caramelized.
  • Serve with steamed vegetables, rice or salad.
A plate full of perfectly cooked salmon in the oven with a sweet and spicy sauce.
Source: gimmesomeoven.com

Salmon in butter with wine and herbs

Juicy, tender pan-seared salmon with a delicious white wine garlic sauce is a perfect dinner recipe when served with these grilled vegetables .

What will we need

  • 4 x 150 g salmon fillets with skin
  • 30 g of butter
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic (pressed)
  • 1 teaspoon of Provence spice
  • a pinch of dried dill
  • 240 ml of dry white wine
  • 1-2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped parsley


  • Heat a large frying pan over high heat and add a drizzle of oil.
  • Dry the salmon fillets with a paper towel and sprinkle generously with salt.
  • Carefully place the salmon in the hot pan, skin side down, and turn the heat down to medium-high.
  • Cook the salmon for 3-4 minutes until the skin is golden brown and crisp, then flip.
  • Cook for another 1-2 minutes until the salmon is cooked through. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Melt the butter in a pan and add the garlic. Fry until fragrant, then add the wine, spices and lemon juice.
  • Let it boil and reduce for 4-5 minutes, then add the parsley.
  • Add the salmon back to the pan and pour over the sauce to reheat the salmon.
  • Serve with lemon slices.
Pieces of perfect salmon in a wine sauce with lemon wedges.
Source: simply-delicious-food.com

Salmon with butter and lemon in foil

Tender salmon slathered in garlic butter is, quite frankly, the best thing you can cook. It’s just what you need to break the boring cycle of hamburgers, chicken, and hot dogs, and it’s by far the easiest way to serve salmon. Or prepare other variations of recipes prepared in foil .

What will we need

  • 500 ml of cold water
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 1 kg of salmon
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 4 spring onions (thinly sliced)
  • 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 medium lemon (thinly sliced)
  • 60 g of butter


  • Soak the salmon in salted water for 1 hour, skin side up, in the brine.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Prepare a large piece of aluminum foil.
  • Remove the salmon from the marinade and dry with a paper towel. Place skin side down on foil.
  • Sprinkle evenly with garlic and spring onion. Drizzle lemon juice over salmon.
  • Layer butter cut into cubes and lemon on top of the salmon.
  • Fold opposite sides of the foil over the center, then pinch and roll tightly to seal the foil.
  • Place on a baking sheet and place in an oven preheated to medium-high heat in grill mode.
  • Bake for 15 minutes until the salmon turns pink. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
A large salmon fillet baked in foil seasoned with herbs and lemon.
Source: primaverakitchen.com

What wine to serve with salmon?

Salmon is a very versatile fish, yet wine pairings largely depend on the way the salmon is prepared and the accompaniments.

An absolute NO to pairing full red wine with salmon as it will kill both the wine and the flavor of the fish.

Chilled Pinot Noir is the obvious choice for sauteed salmon.

What to drink with salmon with herbs and cream sauces. You can never go wrong choosing a wine like Sauvignon Blanc if your salmon is prepared with subtle herbs and citrus.

If your main course is salmon in butter or a cream sauce, you should rather serve a Chardonnay with a little oak aroma.

If we prepare the salmon in a Thai, Chinese or Japanese way, i.e. spicy, choose a wine such as Riesling or Pinot Gris.

If you are serving smoked salmon, choose Riesling or Chardonnay Champagne.

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