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BAKED SALMON WITH LEMON BUTTER CREAM SAUCE


  • Author: chefjar
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4

Description

Baked Salmon with Lemon Butter Cream Sauce is one of the quickest and tastiest salmon recipes. It is a one skillet dish that comes together in 20 minutes.


Ingredients

FOR THE SALMON

  • Salmon fillets ( skinless) - 5, about 150 g/ 5 oz each
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice- 2 tablespoons
  • Olive oil- 1 tablespoon
  • Garlic cloves (minced)- 1
  • Old style Dijon mustard-  2 tablespoons
  • Ground black pepper- 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt, to taste

LEMON BUTTER GARLIC SAUCE

  • Unsalted butter- 1/4 cup
  • Garlic cloves (minced)-1 1/2 tablespoons
  • Heavy cream or half and half- 1/2 cup
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice- 1-2 tablespoons, optional
  • Parsley ( finely chopped)- 1 tablespoon
  • Ground black pepper- 1/2  teaspoon
  • Lemon slices, for serving

 


Instructions

  •  Preheat your oven to 425°F /220°C with the rack in the center.
  • In a medium bowl combine lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and Dijon mustard. Mix well.
  • Place salmon fillets into the skillet, pour the mixture over salmon fillets and rub. Season with ground black pepper and salt. Bake for 10-15 minutes in the preheated oven.
  • In the meantime, melt butter in a medium saucepan over low-medium heat. Add the minced garlic and saute until fragrant, about 20 seconds.
  • Pour in heavy cream and bring to a boil. The sauce should thicken a little bit.
  • Take off the heat and stir in lemon juice if using. Garnish with parsley and season with black pepper and salt to your liking.
  • Pour the sauce over the baked salmon and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes.
  • Serve with mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli, scalloped potatoes, roasted asparagus or over homemade pasta.
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Category: Salmon recipes
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 261 kcal
  • Fat: 27 g
  • Saturated Fat: 16 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 72 mg

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