The Juiciest Pan-seared Salmon Recipe Ever With Lemon, Garlic & Herbs by Donna John

Seafood Dinner
10 months ago

The Juiciest Pan-seared Salmon Recipe Ever With Lemon, Garlic & Herbs

Fish is one of my favorite things to eat – especially salmon. Salmon is not only healthy, but is easy and quick to cook. This flavorful pan-seared salmon recipe has all the flavors I love: garlic, lemon and fresh herbs.

Serve this easy salmon recipe with fresh vegetables and a salad. If you have leftovers, make salmon salad out of them by flaking it up and combining with mayonnaise and a little Dijon. Or just serve the salmon over lettuce. 

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds salmon fillets
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder (or to taste)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced (about 2 tablespoons of juice)
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley or your favorite fresh herbs

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the salmon with salt and pepper and the onion powder. Put the fish, flesh side down, into the hot oil. Cook without moving for about 2 to 3 minutes. Carefully flip the fish over and cook another 2 minutes on medium-low heat.
  2. Add the garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice and herbs to the skillet. Stir, then cover and cook about 3 to 5 minutes or until salmon is cooked to desired doneness.

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Donna John
Love this recipe!!!
Elisa Schmitz
Salmon is one of our alltime favorites, and I just love how simple and delicious this recipe is!
I can taste all that lemony flavor...

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