This Lemon Garlic Salmon is a delicious meal that comes together in no time and is packed with flavor! Packed with protein, this will be a hit with everyone!
Lemon Garlic Salmon
Are you a salmon fan?? Well, I hope so if you are reading this recipe because it’s for an INCREDIBLE salmon recipe that you definitely don’t want to pass up!
A few weeks ago, my hubby took it upon himself to make dinner and he knocked it out of the park! Huge hit with all of us, kids included!
I must admit, the sauce was my favorite part. I ended up drizzling it on just about my entire plate!
However, the salmon itself was perfectly tender and flaked apart with just the touch of a fork!
About five years ago, my family lived up in Seattle. While there, we found a LOVE for seafood. Salmon, mussels, shrimp, and more!
The salmon there though. Wow! I don’t really know how to describe it other than amazing. Perfection. Definitely something that Houston is missing, ha-ha!
Since we have moved to Houston, we definitely don’t buy salmon as often, but when we find the good stuff at Costco or other specialty stores, we definitely stock up!
We had one more salmon filet in the freezer and when my hubby mentioned making salmon for dinner, I had assumed it would be Cedar Plank or grilled using our fav salmon seasoning.
Nope, hubby wanted to try something new and decided to prepare a fresh lemon garlic sauce to drizzle on top.
He added some pasta and roasted asparagus to compliment the salmon and the entire meal went together perfectly! As mentioned above, I ended up drizzling the sauce over my pasta and asparagus because I couldn’t get enough of it! That is the sign of a good sauce, right?!
This is one of those meals that look and taste as though it took quite some time to prepare, but luckily, that’s not the case as this was quick and easy, ready in less than 30 minutes!
Make sure you add this Lemon Garlic Salmon to your meal plan this week and let me know what you think!
With lemons coming into season, this is the perfect way to use some up!
Why this Lemon Garlic Salmon is the best?
Aside from the fact this meal is quick and easy, it is also a family favorite!
FLAVOR PACKED- when I say flavor, I am talking FLAVOR PARTY IN YOUR MOUTH! Literally, every bite you take is filled with tender, flaky salmon that literally melts in your mouth.
TENDER AND FLAKY- this salmon falls apart with every bite. Extremely moist, tender, and pure perfection!
HEALTHY- this salmon is such a good way to incorporate healthy fats into your diet. The fresh lemon is also a healthy addition!
QUICK AND EASY- this meal is perfect for those busy nights. Ready to devour in only 30 minutes.
Ingredients Needed for Lemon Garlic Salmon
Half and Half
Parmesan Cheese- grated
Lemon– zested and juiced
How to prepare:
Grill- salmon until cooked through.
Combine- half & half, flour, Parmesan, lemon juice, zest, garlic, and spices.
Melt- butter in skillet and add lemon mixture.
Simmer- over low heat for a few minutes.
Drizzle- sauce over cooked salmon and serve immediately.
More Seafood recipes to try
Garlic Butter Grilled Scallops and Shrimp
Lemon Garlic Salmon
- 6 salmon filets
LEMON GARLIC SAUCE
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 cup half and half
- 1/2 tablespoon flour
- 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese *grated
- zest and juice from 1 lemon
- 4 garlic cloves *minced
- 1 teaspoon dill
- 3/4 teaspoon thyme
- salt/pepper to taste
- Preheat grill to medium heat.
- Place salmon on grill and cook for about 5 minutes per side, or until fish flakes easily with fork.
- While salmon is cooking, combine the half and half, flour, cheese, lemon juice, zest, garlic, dill, thyme, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl.
- Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat.
- Add the lemon sauce mixture to the skillet and bring to a boil, reducing to low once boiling.
- Simmer sauce for about 3 minutes before removing from heat.
- Drizzle sauce over cooked salmon and serve immediately.
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