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This Lemon Garlic Butter Salmon will melt in your mouth! Pan fried salmon is golden brown with amazing flavor. This low carb dinner recipe is ready in under 30 minutes.
Don’t you just love the different ways you can put lemon and garlic together for recipes? Sheet pan chicken, lemon garlic shrimp, garlic parmesan chicken sprinkled with lemon and grilled pork chops…you can use this flavor combination on just about anything.
This easy dinner is not only ready in under 30 minutes, but is also healthy! It fits keto and low carb diet plans, and is also Paleo and Whole30 if you use ghee instead of butter.
This pan fried Lemon Garlic Butter Salmon has such a fantastic flavor. Your family will love it.
Buying seafood can be overwhelming. You may have heard that some salmon and seafood is not good for you, so here are a few tips when choosing salmon:
After you purchase the salmon, you will most likely have the rest of the ingredients for this seafood recipe in your pantry. Let me show you how to make it!
Salmon will flake apart easily when it is done. It will turn from a reddish raw color to an opaque pink. As long as the salmon is flaking apart, it is safe to eat even if it is slightly translucent inside. The salmon should NOT look raw at all.
The white “stuff” that sometimes ends up on the outside of salmon during cooking is 100% safe to eat. It’s a protein called albumin. This white coagulated protein actually appears more when you heat the salmon aggressively. It can be a sign you’ve overcooked the salmon or cooked it at too high a heat. You can read more about albumin here.
Salmon skin is generally considered safe to eat as long as your fish comes from a safe source. The skin contains more of the fatty acids and minerals that the salmon meat has.
It’s really a matter of preference. I prefer skin off, but my daughter loves the crispy skin on.
We also make this recipe with pink sockeye salmon, as shown below. It has a beautiful color!
We love to serve salmon with a side of cauliflower rice, sweet potato or mashed potatoes.
For veggies, you can whip up roasted asparagus or carrots, and then serve with a side salad.
Question.? When you say add the salmon, you do not specify which side. Pretty sure this is important. Am I wrong?
Thank you for ALL the information, from buying it, preparing it, what to eat with it, and all the information in between. This was so informative. I learned a lot and really appreciate how well written it was. Sincerely, TQ