Lemon Salmon

Salmon is a weekly staple in our house and it generally has some kind of seasoning, herb topping and lemon on it. Why? Because it’s easy and delicious.

And, while I typically bake it, this is an even easier way to make it in a pan. The butter keeps it super moist and the lemon adds a freshness to it that keeps it light and flavorful.

I ate this with my Parmesan peas, but it would also be amazing with my roasted garlic asparagus! Let me know what you like eating it with!

Lemon Salmon

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 lb. salmon filets, cut into 4 filets
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest, grated
  • 4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (from 2 lemons)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced 


  1. Season salmon on both sides with 1/2 salt and 1/8 tsp black pepper.

  2. Add seasoned salmon and cook uncovered on the first side 3-4 minutes until golden brown then flip and cook another 2 to 3 minutes or until fully cooked through. img_9785

  3. In the last 2 minutes of cooking, add lemon zest and lemon juice to the pan. Spoon the sauce over the salmon as it cooks. Transfer salmon to plates, drizzle with sauce and sprinkle the pan cooked salmon with freshly chopped parsley and black pepper to taste. Serve right away. Enjoy! 


Recipe from: nastashaskitchen.com

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