Crispy Lemon Butter Salmon Visual of a cow
serves 4
  • Prep Time
    5 minutes
  • Additional Time
    20 minutes
  • Total Time
    25 minutes
  • Velouté Sauce
  • 3 tbsp. unsalted French butter
  • 3 tbsp. flour
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • Salt & white pepper, to taste

  • Crispy Lemon Butter Salmon
  • 2 Salmon fillets
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. french unsalted butter
  • 1 sprig tarragon
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced or whole
3-Step Recipes, Lunch Dinner

Crispy Lemon Butter Salmon

Enjoy this elegant and delicious dish using European butter from France to enhance the flavor of the salmon.

Credit Lauren Sephton @cookwithmanuela

STEP 1: prepare the velouté sauce

Melt the butter on medium heat, then whisk in the flour until fully incorporated, and a blondish color. Slowly add the chicken stock, bringing the mixture back to a gentle boil each time, until a silky-smooth sauce, and season with salt and white pepper to taste.

STEP 2: prepare and sear the salmon

Season the salmon fillets generously in the salt and black pepper on both sides, then add to a hot skillet with the olive oil.

Sear untouched 3-4 minutes untouched on medium heat, until browned and crispy along the edges.

STEP 3: cook the salmon through

Flip the salmon fillets. Add the fresh herbs, garlic, and butter. Baste the salmon fillets in the melted butter until fully cooked, about 3-4 more minutes.

If your salmon fillets are on the thicker side, pop in the oven at 350ºF for 5-6 minutes to finish cooking through.

Serve warm over a salad or crispy potatoes. Add a drizzle of the velouté sauce and fresh lemon juice to enjoy!

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