Sear-Roasted Salmon With Lemon Ginger Butter

READY IN: 22mins
Recipe by PanNan

This recipe is adapted from Fine Cooking magazine. It has a golden crust from the sear, a juicy center, and is topped with a dab of rich flavorful butter. This is very nice served on top of a bed of rice accompanied by sugar snap peas or asparagus.

Top Review by breezermom

I loved this! So quick and easy, and the flavored butter is perfect! I wondered about the amount of ginger and lemon juice, but it was just right. Cooking the salmon in the skillet at medium high created just the right sear without drying out the meat. Thanks for sharing! Made for CQ 2017 for the Smok'in Chefs.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 500°F.
  2. Combine the butter, lemon juice, ginger and chives in a small bowl. Set aside and keep at room temperature while the salmon cooks.
  3. Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium high heat. Add olive oil to skillet.
  4. Sprinkle salmon fillets with salt and pepper. When the oil is very hot, add the fillets to the skillet and cook until browned, about 1 - 2 minutes.
  5. Flip the fish over and place the skillet in the hot oven. Roast for about 4 - 5 minutes. Check with the tip of a knife to make sure the salmon is done.
  6. Remove the pan from the oven, and immediately transfer the fillets to a serving plate and top each fillet with a dab of the lemon ginger butter.

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