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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.
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Pan Seared Salmon with Lemon Garlic Cream Sauce

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WW Freestyle: 4
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
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.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
Servings: 6 Serves
Calories: 271

Ingredients

FOR THE SALMON

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 (4-ounces each) skin-on salmon fillets, room temperature
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste

FOR THE LEMON GARLIC CREAM SAUCE

  • 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

Instructions 

FOR THE SALMON

  • 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.

FOR THE LEMON GARLIC CREAM SAUCE

  • 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.
  • Serve.

Notes

WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 4
Nutrition Facts
Pan Seared Salmon with Lemon Garlic Cream Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 FILLET + SAUCE)
Calories 271 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 74mg25%
Sodium 191mg8%
Potassium 649mg19%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 180IU4%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 121mg12%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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