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salmon with lemon-herb butter sauce on a platter
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Keto Salmon with Lemon Herb Butter Sauce

Salmon and lemon are a delish combination and you can make this restaurant-quality dish at home with my no-fail lemon butter sauce!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Seafood
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy seafood recipe, keto salmon, keto salmon recipe, keto seafood recipes, salmon
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 511kcal
Author: Chef Jenn


  • 1 lb salmon filets 1 per person
  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 3 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tbsp chicken broth
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil


  • Season the salmon filets with salt and pepper and heat the oil in a non-stick pan. Cook the salmon filets, skin side up, for 3-4 minutes then turn them over and cook an additional 2-3 minutes depending on the thickness.
  • Remove the salmon from the skillet and tent with foil to keep warm.
  • Mince the garlic and add it to the remaining oil in the skillet. Cook over medium heat for 1 minute.
  • Add 3 tbsp chicken stock and 3 tbsp lemon juice to the garlic and simmer, letting the liquid reduce by half.
  • Add 3 tbsp of heavy whipping cream and turn off the heat.
  • Keep the skillet on the warm burner and add the butter one chunk at a time, whisking to combine. Keep adding the butter, whisking as you go, until it is all incorporated.
  • Add the herbs and spoon the sauce over the warm salmon. Enjoy!


Serving: 1filet and 4 tbsp sauce | Calories: 511kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 21g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 302mg | Sugar: 1g | Net Carbohydrates: 1g