Garlic Lemon Herb Pan-Fried Salmon

Pan-Fried Salmon in a garlic lemon herb sauce is a crispy skillet-cooked salmon recipe that requires few ingredients and only about 15 minutes to make.

Looking for that ONE skillet-cooked salmon recipe that you can swaddle your life around and use over and over and over on repeat? 

You’re in luck.

This easy approach to cooking salmon in a skillet can be your new go-to method for preparing fish. It requires so little time, energy and ingredients yet the result is a perfectly crispy salmon (the best kind!) with a nice moist and tender inside.

So let’s make it!

How to Make Garlic Lemon Herb Pan-Fried Salmon:

Heat the avocado oil in a large stainless steel or cast iron skillet (12-inch skillet recommended) over medium-high heat.

Sprinkle salmon fillets with sea salt, onion powder, and black pepper. Carefully place flesh-side down on the hot skillet. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, until the sides begin turning opaque. Carefully flip to the other side and cook another 2 minutes. If necessary, turn heat down to medium or medium-low.

Add the remaining ingredients (garlic, lemon zest, and lemon juice and parsley) and stir.

Cover skillet and cook an additional 2 to 5 minutes, until salmon reaches desired done-ness.

Serve salmon with favorite side dishes and enjoy!

Suggested Side Dishes:

      • Teriyaki Vegetable Stir Fry with Rice
      • Orange-Ginger Roasted Carrots
      • Balsamic Roasted Vegetables
      • Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Spinach and Grapes
      • Germany Style Sweet Potato Salad 
      • Roasted Winter Vegetable Quinoa Salad with Cider Vinaigrette
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        Crispy salmon for life!

        Garlic Lemon Herb Pan-Fried Salmon

        Course: Main Course
        Cuisine: American
        Keyword: gluten free, keto, low-carb, paleo, salmon, whole30
        Prep Time: 10 minutes
        Cook Time: 15 minutes
        Servings: 6 servings
        Author: Julia

        Skillet-cooked salmon with lemon and herbs

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        Ingredients

        • 3 Tbsp avocado oil
        • 1 1/2 lbs salmon cut into fillets
        • 2 tsp onion powder
        • 1/4 tsp black pepper
        • 1/4 tsp sea salt to taste
        • 4 cloves garlic minced
        • 1 lemon zested
        • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
        • 1/2 cup fresh parsley chopped

        Instructions

        1. Heat the avocado oil in a large stainless steel or cast iron skillet (12-inch skillet recommended) over medium-high heat.

        2. Sprinkle salmon fillets with sea salt, onion powder, and black pepper. Carefully place flesh-side down on the hot skillet. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, until the sides begin turning opaque. Carefully flip to the other side and cook another 2 minutes. If necessary, turn heat down to medium or medium-low.

        3. Add the remaining ingredients (garlic, lemon zest, and lemon juice and parsley) and stir.

        4. Cover skillet and cook an additional 2 to 5 minutes, until salmon reaches desired done-ness. Serve salmon with favorite side dishes and enjoy!

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  1. Arpita Patel

    This dish is wonderful! It is so quick and easy and full of flavor. The only thing I would do different is wait a little longer to add the capers because they got a bit too over-cooked.

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