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Lemon Garlic Salmon

"Fresh salmon needs very little preparation. These salmon fillets are cooked in good, sweet butter and minced garlic, and then sprinkled with a little lemon juice. If you'd like a little more kick and a fancy presentation, caramelize onions and serve them atop the cooked salmon."
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30 m servings 323 cals
Original recipe yields 2 servings


  • Calories:
  • 323 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 23.9 g
  • 37%
  • Carbs:
  • 6.9g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 23.3 g
  • 47%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 97 mg
  • 32%
  • Sodium:
  • 301 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Season salmon fillets on both sides with lemon pepper.
  2. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium high heat. Stir in garlic. Place salmon in pan. Cook for 10 minutes per inch of thickness, or until fish flakes when tested with a fork. Flip fillets halfway through cooking to brown on both sides. Sprinkle with lemon juice before serving.


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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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  1. 118 Ratings

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My husband loved it. I've been looking for seafood recipes. I cooked it at 325 deg for about 30 minutes - I had a pound-and-a half of the fillet - I thoroughly sprinkled both sides with lemon ...

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Quick and easy to make, this recipe is a great one to pull out when you are tired, the company is hungry, and the salmon isn't going to have time to marinate. The lemon pepper gives it some fla...

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My husband loved it. I've been looking for seafood recipes. I cooked it at 325 deg for about 30 minutes - I had a pound-and-a half of the fillet - I thoroughly sprinkled both sides with lemon ...

This is very good and similar to another way I like to cook salmon. The only thing I added was that I sprinkled a little dill on the fillet. Very good! Because I also used a thick fillet with...

This was delicious. The true flavor of the salmon came through. I have found many recipes over-power this fish, and this one doesn't. Will be making again. Thanks for the post.

The flavor was really good with the salmon, but somehow this cooking method seems like it would be better with salmon steaks than with fillets. For one thing, unless one de-scales the fish, coo...

Delicious! Fresh salmon fillets are so beautiful and this is the perfect way to cook them! The lemon pepper, garlic and fresh lemon along with the butter (I prefer salted) are perfect to enhance...

This is a quick and easy recipe. We did marinate in a white wine though. It was quite tasty!!

This is incredibly easy and delicious. I make this whenever salmon is on sale. I pair this with steamed green beans and baked potatoes. I don't like lemon pepper seasoning but what I do is that ...

great stuff! I added some capers just to give it a little twist