20-Minute Pan-seared Salmon Recipe With Orange Butter Sauce Is Gourmet Fast by 30Seconds Food

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20-Minute Pan-seared Salmon Recipe With Orange Butter Sauce Is Gourmet Fast

This perfectly pan-seared salmon is bathed in a citrusy, orange and lemon butter sauce. Oh. My.

With minimal ingredients, this easy salmon recipe is ready in about 30 minutes and will impress your family. Serve with a salad and fresh vegetables.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 
Total Time: 25 

Servings: 4 


  • 4 salmon filets
  • 1 orange, juiced and zested
  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped shallot
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) butter, cut into pieces

Here's how to make it:

  1. To make the orange butter sauce, put the zest, juice, wine and shallots into a saucepot. Over low heat, cook until shallots are soft and liquid reduces slightly, about 10 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 30 seconds. Turn the heat off and slowly start whisking in the butter, a piece at a time, until melted and thoroughly combined. Season with salt and pepper. 
  2. Heat about 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a nonstick skillet. Season the salmon with salt and pepper. Cook the fish about 4 to 5 minutes per side or until desired doneness. Spoon the orange butter sauce over the fish and garnish with chopped chives and more zest, if desired. 

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Donna John
Salmon is one of my favorites, and who doesn't love a good butter sauce? Mmm!
This looks astonishingly good 😋
This sounds just perfect...
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Always looking for fresh ways to make salmon, one of our fave meals, thank you!

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