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salmon with herb butter on a plate with vegetables

Savory Salmon Recipe with Herb Butter

Published By Stephanie
With just a handful of simple ingredients, you can have a healthy, hearty and delicious meal on the table in under 30 minutes, making this an ideal option for busy weeknights. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 248 kcal


  • 6 T butter unsalted
  • ½ t dried oregano
  • ½ t dried thyme
  • 1 t garlic powder divided
  • 2 T extra virgin olive oil divided
  • 16 oz wild caught salmon fillets skin on, cut into 4 pieces
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 sm zucchini sliced thin and cut into half rounds
  • 1 sm yellow squash cut thin and cut into half rounds
  • 1 c cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 lg lemon cut into wedges for squeezing
  • 2 T pasrsley fresh, chopped


Herb Butter

  • In a small bowl, combine 4 tablespoons butter, oregano, thyme and half of the garlic powder and stir until combined. Set aside.

Salmon and Vegetables

  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and add 1 tablespoon olive oil and 2 tablespoons butter.
  • Pat the fresh salmon with paper towels to dry and put in the hot skillet skin side down. Sprinkle with the remaining garlic powder and salt and black pepper, to taste.
  • Cook over medium-high heat until skin is lightly browned and crispy, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Turn the salmon fillets over to cook on remaining side for another 3-4 minutes or until the salmon is golden brown. The salmon should flake easily with a fork when cooked thoroughly.
  • Transfer salmon to a platter. Add additional olive oil to skillet and turn to medium heat.
  • Add zucchini, yellow squash, tomatoes and garlic to skillet. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally until the vegetables are tender and lightly browned, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Transfer salmon back to the skillet and divide herb butter and top each fillet. Add a squeeze of lemon to each piece of salmon.
  • Garnish with fresh chopped parsley. Serve and enjoy!


Note: Take salmon fillets out of the fridge for about 20 min prior to cooking for best results. 


Calories: 248kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 24gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 78mgPotassium: 685mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 275IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 52mgIron: 2mg
Keyword fish, Vegetables
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