photo: Lemon Zest Salmon

Lemon Zest Salmon

Today I will tell you the express recipe for cooking a salmon steak in a frying pan. To give it a creamy taste, we will fry the salmon in butter. It is important not to over fry the steak in a frying pan, for 4-5 minutes on each side it will be quite enough. Zest and lemon juice harmoniously emphasize the taste of fish, giving it a refreshing spicy note. As a side dish, a salad of fresh vegetables, rice or potatoes will suit the fish.
15 min
1 servings


  • Salmon
    150-200 g
  • Lemon
    1 pcs
  • Butter
    25 g
  • Salt
    - to taste
  • Black pepper
    0.25 tsp
  • Parsley
    - to taste


  • 1. Wash the fish and dry it with paper towels. If you use a frozen salmon steak, remove it from the fridge beforehand so that it thaws at room temperature. Then carefully remove the skin from the fish, helping yourself with a sharp knife. Rub a slice of salmon with a mixture of sea salt and ground pepper on both sides.
  • 2. Put a piece of butter on a heated non-stick frying pan, you can use ghee. Let the cream butter completely melt and boil for one minute to make it golden. Then lay out the salmon steak marinated in spices.
  • 3. Fry it over medium heat for 4-5 minutes, so that the fish browns.
  • 4. Then gently turn the fish over to the other side. Using a shallow grater, remove zest from one lemon. Cut the lemon half, squeeze out the juice from it. Sprinkle the salmon steak with zest of citrus fruit and pour it with lemon juice. Continue frying the fish in lemon marinade for another 4-5 minutes, then turn off the fire.
  • 5. Now you can serve the ready-made dish. The fried salmon steak immediately after cooking put on the serving plate. Pour the fish with the sauce remaining in the frying pan. Decorate the prepared dish with finely chopped parsley and lemon zest.
  • 6. Now you know how quickly and deliciously to prepare a salmon steak in a frying pan.
  • 7. Bon Appetit!