Lemon Lime Salmon with Lemon Butter for Salmon Saturday

Lemon Lime Salmon Recipe

You can’t beat a “quick middle of the week, I’m tired from working all day” easy meal. You have to have a few of these in your back pocket, or you’ll find yourself sitting in the drive through lane behind people who take forever digging for the right amount of change to pay for their meal at Window One.

I’ve had this recipe for too many years to count. I was watching a salmon demonstration one Saturday afternoon at a local supermarket. The fish counter guy was searing a chunk of salmon filet that had been topped with a sprinkle of cumin, some lemon zest, a slice of lemon and topped with a pat of butter. So over the years it’s evolved into this.

Lemon Butter for dipping salmon

And a simple lemon butter for dipping makes this a tasty little dish. I used a salmon steak for this one…let’s take a look.

Lemon Lime Salmon with Lemon Butter
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Recipe type: Seafood
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 lime
  • ½ t cumin
  • ½ t garlic — minced
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 3 T butter — softened
  • 2 salmon steaks
  1. Zest the lemon and lime, then thinly slice ½ of each. Juice the other halves. Combine 2 Tablespoons of the lemon/lime juice, cumin, garlic and olive oil. Place salmon on a sheet of parchment paper. Sprinkle with some of the lime and lemon zest, and pour the lemon-lime juice mixture over top. Sprinkle with some salt and pepper then arrange lemon and lime slices over the filet. Wrap up with the parchment paper. Place in a baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes or until fish is flaky and done.
  2. Mix butter, remaining juice and peel in a bowl. Microwave for a few seconds to melt.

Lemon Lime Salmon…It’s What’s for Saturday Dinner.

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  1. says

    Another fantastic salmon recipe! We actually had salmon tonight. I made a teriyaki sauce that is in one of my cookbooks, marinated the salmon in it and then my boyfriend grilled the salmon. It was so good!

    Pinning this recipe. As always, thanks for sharing!

    • says

      Thanks Adam. I feel like it’s a little repetitive, so I’m mixing things up for this coming Sat. Salmon Tacos. That had the husband really wishing for steak.

  2. says

    This sounds like an outstanding way to serve the salmon, especially since lemon butter sauce is a big favorite around here. I’m not sure the lemons/limes we get will yield even the first 2 tbsp so can you give me an estimate of how much you mix with the butter.

  3. says

    You eat more salmon than anyone I know and you continue to come up with creative ways to cook it. This citrus recipe would be great any night of the week!

  4. says

    Yeah for easy meals and citrus anything! :-) Beautiful dish, and love the Window One line. I hate drive-throughs. (except McD once a year for my beloved Filet -O-Fish.)

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