Cilantro Lime Butter Salmon

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Cilantro Lime Butter Salmon is pan seared to tender and flaky perfection and has the most amazing cilantro lime butter honey sauce on top!  

For more cilantro lime recipes be sure to make: Cilantro Lime Shrimp Lettuce Wraps, Grilled Honey Lime Cilantro Chicken, or try Slow Cooker Creamy Cilantro Lime Chicken.

Pan Seared Salmon

You know my love for salmon.  And you would think that I would be getting sick of it by now, but nope!  Salmon has been a huge part of my 40 pound baby weight loss.  And I finally hit my goal!  Never in a million years did I think I would be able to lose this last weight from the baby, but it feels SO amazing to be here.  I LOVE FOOD!!  I have definitely learned that I can still eat the foods that I love, I just have to listen to my body and when to stop eating.  I lost it just in time for summer and I actually don’t have to be terrified of getting into a swimsuit.

I have to keep my favorite salmon recipes on rotation and coming up with new flavor combinations is my favorite.   Cilantro lime is such a wonderful flavor combination and one that my family all loves as well.  This salmon came out absolutely perfect!

How do you pan sear salmon?

In a large non stick skillet over medium-high heat add 2 Tablespoons of oil.  Salt and pepper salmon and place skin side up and reduce heat to medium low.  Let cook without flipping for 6-7 minutes until the salmon has a nicely brown edge.  Flip the salmon over and cook for an additional 2 minutes.

How do you make the cilantro lime butter sauce?

Add butter to your skillet and wait to melt.  Add garlic and cook for a minute.  Whisk in vegetable broth, lime juice, honey, and cilantro.  Let the sauce simmer and reduce and add salmon back to the pan.  Top with extra chopped cilantro and fresh limes.

The flavor is fantastic in this meal!  I love recipes that are healthy and have such great flavor.  Making salmon is so quick and easy and I know this is a dish that everyone will love!

Cilantro Lime Butter Salmon
 
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Cilantro Lime Butter Salmon is pan seared to tender and flaky perfection and has the most amazing cilantro lime butter honey sauce on top!
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Serves: 4

Ingredients
  • 4 (6 ounce) salmon fillets
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup vegetable broth
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • chopped cilantro and fresh lime slices for garnish

Instructions
  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat add the olive oil. Add the salmon skin side up to the skillet and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook without turning for 6-7 minutes until the salmon gets a brown crust. Flip the salmon and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Remove and set aside on a plate.
  2. Add the butter to the skillet and melt. Add in garlic and cook for a minute unitl tender. Whisk in vegetable broth, lime juice, honey, and cilantro. Let simmer and reduce. Add salmon back to the pan and let it cook in the sauce until heated through. Serve with additional chopped cilantro and lime wedges if desired.

 

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