- 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 lemon, zested and juiced
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
- 2 garlic clove, minced
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 4 salmon fillets, skin on
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Lemon wedges for serving, if desired
In a small bowl, combine the butter, lemon zest, lemon juice, thyme, rosemary, garlic, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir until thoroughly combined. Scoop the butter into a mound on a large sheet of plastic wrap. Roll the butter up into the plastic and shape into a log, twisting the ends of the plastic and folding them under to seal. Refrigerate until firm, at least 30 minutes or up to 3 days.
While the butter is chilling, bring the salmon fillets to room temperature. This will ensure they cook evenly and more quickly.
Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Season the salmon with salt and pepper. Cook, skin side down, for about 5 to 7 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish, until it begins to brown and the flesh turns opaque pink. Gently flip the salmon and continue cooking another 3 to 4 minutes. Do not overcook. Remove the skin before serving by gently peeling off.
Remove the salmon to serving plates. Cut 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch thick rounds of the lemon herb butter and place on top of each piece of fish. Serve with lemon wedges, if desired.
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Hi! Your recipe sounds great! I like also to add dill and tarragon in herb butter.
I made this last week and absolutely loved it! I went ahead and made a pound of the butter to keep in the freezer and it made the dish amazing! We will definitely be making this again. Thank you!
This salmon sounds just perfect!!
That’s so cute with the baby monitor app! 🙂
And oh my goodness. I LOVE salmon. I can’t stand any other seafood but salmon? I’ll happily take a pound. 😀
*sigh* that salmon is gorgeous and the butter is where it’s AT!
OMG! Salmon with lemon is my soul food. Love this dish, Tessa!
I love that you remember looking at Asher on the baby monitor!!! You are so sweet… I love when his bum is in the air. 🙂 Thank you so much for this delicious and healthy recipe!! I adore salmon and you’re right, it’s perfect with Lemon!!! xoxoxoxoxo
I love babies!! Can’t wait to virtually “meet” your littlest guy when he comes! Hopefully one day I’ll get to meet them both in real life 🙂
We cook a lot of salmon (living in the PNW!) and this butter sounds like a great way to mix it up 🙂
What a great dish to bring to the party. Salmon is one of my favorites and a good butter on top is the best.
It doesn’t get much better than salmon. So glad you could celebrate Liz with us!
This is soooo gorgeous, Tessa!
Your salmon is totally gorgeous! Love the herb butter!
Love adding this lemon herb butter to salmon. We all love salmon and I don’t cook it near enough!
I’m always looking for new ways to enjoy seafood and it never occurred to me to make a butter to change it up! Genius. It was a pleasure bringing goodies to the baby shower with you, Tessa!