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Crispy Salmon with Herb Butter in 25 Minutes

Crispy Salmon with Herb Butter can be on the table in just 25 minutes! Easy to clean up with everything being cooked in one skillet.

Crispy Salmon with Herb Butter is full of flavor and ready to serve in 20 minutes!

Crispy Salmon with Herb Butter

When I was a child, the only way I enjoyed salmon was in patty form — and even then, it was rare because mackerel was typically the cheaper option. As I got older, I began exploring restaurants and discovered a love for fish and seafood. Salmon quickly became a favorite!

Since spring, I’ve been sharing my partnership with Sitka Salmon Shares and we have thoroughly enjoyed having fresh flavor delivered directly to our door. Salmon can be dressed up with an assortment of seasoning blends, spices, and sauces to fit your family’s taste preferences.

Crispy salmon topped by herb butter is delicious when paired with summer squash, zucchini, and cherry tomatoes. I like to prepare this meal on back-to-back days with my One-Skillet Lemon Chicken with Summer Squash. Both recipes include the squash and zucchini — perfect way to use those garden goodies!

Up close view of crispy salmon with herb butter

Ingredients and Tools You’ll Need:

Instructions:

Add 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, oregano, thyme, and half the garlic powder to a small bowl and stir to combine. Set aside.

Add one tablespoon olive oil and the remaining butter to a large nonstick skillet set over medium-high heat. Pat the salmon fillets with paper towels and add to the hot skillet skin side down. Sprinkle with the remaining garlic powder and season with salt and black pepper, as desired.

Cook until the salmon skin is nicely browned and crispy, approximately 4-5 minutes. Carefully turn the fillets and cook on the remaining side for another 3-4 minutes, or until the salmon is golden brown and cooked through.

Remove from heat and transfer the salmon to a platter. Add remaining olive oil to the skillet and set over medium heat. Add garlic, zucchini, yellow squash, and tomatoes. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender and nicely browned, approximately 4-5 minutes.

Return the salmon to the skillet and top each fillet with some of the herb butter and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Crisp salmon with summer squash, cherry tomatoes, and zucchini on a dinner plate

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Crispy Salmon with Herb Butter Recipe

Crispy Salmon with Herb Butter

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Enjoy crispy salmon with herb butter paired with summer squash, zucchini and cherry/grape tomatoes in under 30 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided and room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder, divided
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 4 four-ounce wild-caught salmon fillets, skin on
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small zucchini (or ½ large), sliced thin and cut into half rounds
  • 1 small yellow squash (or ½ large), sliced thin and cut into half rounds
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 large lemon, cut into wedges for squeezing
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

Instructions

Add 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, oregano, thyme, and half the garlic powder to a small bowl and stir to combine. Set aside.



Add one tablespoon olive oil and the remaining butter to a large nonstick skillet set over medium-high heat. Pat the salmon fillets with paper towels and add to the hot skillet skin side down. Sprinkle with the remaining garlic powder and season with salt and black pepper, as desired.



Cook until the salmon skin is nicely browned and crispy, approximately 4-5 minutes. Carefully turn the fillets and cook on the remaining side for another 3-4 minutes, or until the salmon is golden brown and cooked through.



Remove from heat and transfer the salmon to a platter. Add remaining olive oil to the skillet and set over medium heat. Add garlic, zucchini, yellow squash, and tomatoes. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender and nicely browned, approximately 4-5 minutes.



Return the salmon to the skillet and top each fillet with some of the herb butter and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 498Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 117mgSodium: 150mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 27g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 8/15/2020

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Enjoy crispy salmon with herb butter, paired with summer veggies for a flavorful, and healthy in less than 30 minutes!

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