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Some of My Favourite Baked Salmon with Butter Lemon Cream Sauce!

Easy Salmon Recipe Lemon Butter Sauce


Tender Baked Salmon with a silky smooth Lemon Butter Cream Sauce is a quick and easy dinner recipe! You will be drinking the sauce straight out of the pan it is so good! A salmon recipe perfect for busy weeknights when you don't have time to cook.

 

Servings: 4 serves

 Calories: 261kcal

 


Ingredients


EASY SALMON:

  • 4 (6 oz | 170 g) skinless salmon fillets
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, divided
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine, (optional -- can sub with 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard))
  • Salt, to season
  • Cracked black pepper, to season



CREAM SAUCE:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine, (can sub with 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard)
  • 1/2 cup cream (heavy, whipping or thickened)
  • 1-2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice,
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley, divided


Instructions

  • Heat oven to 425°F (220°C). Lightly grease a baking dish.
  • Pat the salmon dry with a paper towel. Combine lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and wine together in a small bowl. Rub salmon with the mixture and arrange in baking dish. Season with a good pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until salmon is opaque throughout.
  • While salmon is baking, melt butter in a small pot over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant (30 seconds). 
  • Pour in the wine and let cook for 2-3 minutes until just starting to reduce. Add in cream and cook until sauce thickens slightly.
  • Take off the heat and stir through lemon juice and parsley.
  • Pour the sauce over the cooked salmon in the dish to mix through the natural pan juices released from the salmon while baking.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

HOW LONG TO BAKE SALMON

Bake for 4 - 6 minutes per 1/2-inch (1 cm) thickness of fillet. Baking time depends on the thickness of your salmon fillets.
  • MEDIUM: 4 minutes PER 1/2-inch.
  • WELL DONE: 6 minutes per 1/2-inch.


HOW TO KNOW WHEN SALMON IS READY

Check the thickest part of your salmon fillets with a fork. When the flesh easily flakes or softly falls apart, it's done.

You can also use an instant read thermometer to check for doneness. The USDA recommends a minimum internal temperature of 145°F (61°C), which should be taken inside the the thickest part of the salmon.

Leftovers


Refrigerate for up to 3 days in an airtight container. Gently reheat in the microwave.


Nutrition

Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 876IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg
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