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Lemon Pepper and Garlic Butter Salmon

  • Category

    Main Course
  • Cooking Time

    Less Than 30 Minutes
  • Yields

    2 People

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  • 6 oz. fresh salmon
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper, ground
  • 2 lemons, sliced
  • 1 lime, cut in half
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper powder
  • ½ tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ tbsp. chive, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. canola oil
  • 4 oz. unsalted butter
  • ½ tbsp. parsley, chopped


Looking for a quick, healthy, and delicious weeknight recipe to cook for your family? You’re in luck: This Lemon Pepper and Garlic Butter Salmon recipe, courtesy of chef Sébastien Dumond, is a serious crowd-pleaser. The best part? It’s simple to make and requires basic ingredients, many of which you probably have in your kitchen already.

Calling for a dozen ingredients and less than eight cook steps, create this recipe in less than half an hour. Make sure to purchase fresh, sustainable fatty fish, and a bounty of fresh vegetables to make this plate come to life. Pro tip: When you’re cooking, make sure to be diligent when you place the salmon (and remove it) from the oven. Don’t take your eye off of it! You don’t want to accidentally burn or dry out the salmon fillet.

Pairing the lemon pepper and garlic butter salmon with a side is up to you. We suggest something light, bright, and green, such as thyme and scotch bonnet braised cabbage and bok choy.

Step 1

Turn oven to bake at 350 degrees.

Step 2

In a small pan, melt the butter with half of the garlic, half of the lime, and parsley. Cook then set aside.

Step 3

On a cutting board, using a chef’s knife to chop the remaining garlic and leave aside.

Step 4

Using a mixing bowl, add the salmon, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, garlic, olive oil, and remaining lime. Mix until the salmon is evenly coated.

Step 5

In a sauté pan, add 2 tbsp. of canola oil and leave on medium to high heat until the pan is sizzling.

Step 6

Place the salmon in the pan and turn the stove to medium heat. Leave for 1 minute.

Step 7

Brush the top of the salmon with the butter mixture, then put it in the oven for 2 minutes. Take it out and add more of the mixture. Put it in the oven again for 1 minute.

Step 8

Remove from the oven and serve with your choice of side. Use the lemon as a garnish.

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