Pan Seared Salmon with capers and lemon

Pan Seared Salmon with Capers and Lemon

This easy pan-seared salmon recipe is ready in a flash and allows the flavor of the salmon to sing. The delicious sauce of butter, lemon and capers is the crowning glory of the 15 minute recipe!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword pan seared salmon, salmon with capers and lemon, seared salmon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 354 kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 4 6-ounce Salmon Steaks
  • 2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • 3 tablespoons Capers
  • Suggested garnish: lemon slices


  1. Heat a heavy skillet over medium heat for 2-3 minutes until hot. Increase heat to medium-high and add the olive oil.
  2. When the surface of the oil is shimmering, place the salmon steaks flesh side down in the pan. Cook for 3 minutes. Turn salmon over and cook for an additional 5 minutes until the fish is opaque in color and flaky. Remove from pan and place on a serving platter or individual dining plates.

  3. Reduce the heat to medium, add the butter, lemon juice and capers to the pan and cook, stirring constantly, until the butter has melted and the sauce has combined. Drizzle sauce over the salmon. Garnish with lemon slices and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Pan Seared Salmon with Capers and Lemon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 354 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 108mg36%
Sodium 241mg10%
Potassium 833mg24%
Carbohydrates 0g0%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 245IU5%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.