Pan-seared Salmon in Creamy Lemon Sauce

  July 10, 2021   Read time 2 min
Pan-seared Salmon in Creamy Lemon Sauce
Skinless Salmon filets pan-seared to perfection in a creamy lemon sauce that’s so tasty, easy to make, and filled with flavor. Makes for a perfect low carb salmon recipe for a quick dinner option.

We have loads of salmon recipes but this pan-seared salmon made in a creamy lemon garlic sauce is one of our favorite! It is easy to put together and can be ready in just under 30 minutes. Perfectly healthy, low in carbs for those on a keto-diet, and loaded with nutrition. The creamy lemon sauce is made with fresh dill, garlic, lemon, and mascarpone. The salmon filets come out tender, juicy, and so delicious. Serve this easy and healthy pan-seared salmon recipe with noodles (or zucchini noodles to keep it low carb), quinoa, brown rice, or roasted veggies.



# Oil: we used olive oil but you may use any other oil of choice

# Seasonings: You will only need salt and pepper. Other seasnings like dried oregano or Italian seasoning may also be used.

# Salmon: Use fresh salmon if possible. Get skinless salmon if you can find some, otherwise you may remove the skin yoruself.

# Garlic: we recommemd you use fresh garlic. But if in a pinch you can use garlic powder. Sub the fresh garlic with 1 tablespoon of garlic powder. The flavor will vary.

# Lemons: this gives it a zesty lemony flavor. You may add in the zest of the whole lemon as well. Dont have lemons, use lime. If you dont have fresh lime or lemons you may used bottled lemon juice but the flavor changes slightly.

# Mascarpone: We love how creamy in texture and taste mascarpone is. But you can substitute it with any other creamy cheese. Go with your traditional cream cheese or Creme fraiche.

# Dill: Fresh dill is prefered for the best flavor but can be substituted with dried dill.



# Zest about ½ of a lemon. Cut the lemons in half and juice 3 of the halves. Slice the remaining half.

# Cook the salmon: Heat the oil in an oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the salmon and sear for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Set aside on a plate.

# Make the creamy sauce: To the same skillet cook the garlic for 30 seconds, over medium heat. Add in the mascarpone together with the lemon zest and juice. Stir in the fresh dill and 2-3 tbsp of water to thin the sauce a bit.

# Add the salmon in the sauce: Return the salmon back into the pan and top with lemon slices.

# Boil for 4-6 mins until the salmon is cooked through and flaky and the sauce is bubbly.