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Butter Poached Salmon

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Land O' Lakes
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Ready in just 15 minutes, this salmon dish is easy to make and perfect for a weeknight meal.

Recipe Prep Time
Prep Time
5 min
Recipe Cook Time
Cook Time
Recipe Ready Time
Ready In
15 min
Recipe Servings


1 Half Stick (1/4 cup) Land O Lakes® Butter

1 pound (1-inch thick) salmon fillet, cut into 4 equal pieces

1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

1 lime, quartered 


Melt butter in a 12-inch skillet over medium-low heat until sizzling. 

Place salmon into skillet, skin-side down. Cook, basting salmon with butter occasionally, 3 minutes. Turn salmon; continue cooking and basting with butter, 3-4 minutes or until salmon flakes easily with fork or desired doneness. Adjust cooking time depending on thickness of salmon. 

Turn salmon; sprinkle tops with salt. Remove salmon to serving plates. 

Stir dill into butter remaining in pan. Spoon dill butter over salmon. Squeeze lime quarter over each piece of salmon. 

Serve immediately.


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