Pan Seared Salmon with Lemon Garlic Cream Sauce – Quick, delicious, bright and creamy salmon dinner prepared in just one skillet and served with an incredible lemon garlic cream sauce! All you need is about 20 minutes and a handful of ingredients.
Crispy salmon fillets swimming in a creamy, lemony, garlicky sauce… can I get an AMEN?!
Okay, a high-five will do. 😀
I have to tell you that this Lemon Cream Sauce Salmon is one recipe that we go back to again and again. To be honest, pan-seared salmon with any type of lemon sauce is possibly our favorite way to enjoy fish. Pan-seared is also my favorite way to cook it, especially when I’m pressed for time.
Easy fish recipes, that come together fast are perfect for a weeknight dinner. This simple salmon recipe has few ingredients, but tastes absolutely delicious!
Searing salmon fillets in a skillet gives the fish a slightly charred exterior and also helps make the skin extra crispy.
HOW TO MAKE PAN SEARED SALMON WITH LEMON GARLIC CREAM SAUCE
Gather up your ingredients, first;
- skin-on salmon fillets
- olive oil
- half & half
- parmesan cheese
- lemon juice and lemon zest
- Season salmon fillets and cook, skin-side down, first; flip and continue to cook until done.
- In the meantime, prepare the sauce by whisking together the half & half, flour, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic and seasonings.
- Remove fillets from skillet; return skillet to heat and add butter; whisk in the prepared sauce and return salmon fillets to the skillet.
- Cook for a couple more minutes, remove from heat, and serve.
This particular pan seared salmon recipe is a restaurant worthy dish, and you can make it at home in just 20-ish minutes. Perfectly cooked fish, moist and flaky with silky, creamy lemon and GARLIC sauce. Need I say more? Just make it for dinner tonight and let me know what you think, m’kay?
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Quick, delicious, bright and creamy salmon dinner prepared in just one skillet and served with an incredible lemon garlic cream sauce! All you need is about 20 minutes and a handful of ingredients.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 6 (4-ounces each) skin-on salmon fillets, room temperature
- salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 cup fat free half & half (you can also use low fat evaporated milk)
- 1/2 tablespoon all purpose flour
- 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- zest and juice from 1 whole lemon
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried dill
- 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
- lemon slices for garnish
- fresh chopped parsley for garnish
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Season salmon fillets with salt and pepper and transfer to the skillet, skin-side down, cooking 3 fillets at a time.
- Cook for 6 minutes, or until cooked about three quarters of the way through. Do not move the fish around; just let it cook.
- Using a spatula, flip the salmon fillets over and cook for 2 more minutes; remove from skillet and set aside.
- Repeat with the rest of the fillets and set all aside.
- In the meantime, combine half & half, flour, cheese, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, dill, thyme, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl; whisk until thoroughly incorporated.
- Add butter to skillet and melt over medium heat.
- Add the prepared sauce to the skillet and bring to a boil; lower heat to a simmer.
Place previously prepared salmon fillets back in the skillet.
- Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until salmon is heated through.
- Remove skillet from heat.
- Spoon sauce over salmon.
Garnish with lemon slices and parsley.
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