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garlic butter salmon with boiled vegetables

Garlic butter salmon

Garlic butter salmon marinated and cooked in a simple and delicious orange juice marinade that takes just 10 minutes to cook. Perfectly juicy, flaky salmon full of zesty, lemony flavor!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Marinating time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course dinner, LUNCH, Main Course
Cuisine Italian, Mediterranean
Servings 3 people


  • 500 grams Salmon sliced into 5 or 6 medium-sized fillets
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • 2 oranges
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes optional
  • salt and fresh cracked pepper



  • Zest both the oranges and lemon, carefully leaving out the white part which is bitter.
  • Extract juice from the oranges and the lemon.
  • Mix the zest and juice with garlic, oregano, chili flakes, salt and pepper.

Garlic butter salmon

  • Clean the salmon fillets and marinate with the prepared citrus marinade for 15 to 30 minutes.
  • Melt butter in a frying pan. Take the fillets from the marinade and place skin side down first and fry gently on low heat.
  • After 2 minutes, flip and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • If the fillet is too thick, flip and cook on all four sides, allowing 2 minutes for each side. If the skin starts sticking to the pan, add a little more butter.
  • Remove the salmon fillets on to a serving platter.
  • Pour the marinade into the same pan and simmer until reduced to a sticky juice.
  • Drizzle the juice over the salmon fillets and serve with boiled vegetables.


  • Pan-fry the salmon fillets in batches, taking care not to overcrowd the pan.
  • Cook the salmon on low flame so that you get perfectly juicy and flaky salmon fillets.
Keyword citrus marinade, garlic butter salmon, orange glazed salmon, orange juice marinade