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Pan Seared Salmon with Lemon Garlic Cream Sauce

Pan Seared Salmon with Lemon Garlic Cream Sauce is a quick salmon recipe prepared in one skillet and ready in 20 minutes! Served with an incredible lemon garlic cream sauce, this is one seriously good salmon dinner idea.




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.




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