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Salmon with Magical Butter Sauce Recipe

Jaden Hair
A delicious pan seared salmon, with crispy edges, slathered in a sweet and savory butter sauce. This is such an easy recipe, only a handful of ingredient and a few minutes to make!
3.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 320 kcal



  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons fruit preserves like apricot, mango-jalapeno, blackberry, etc.
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced herbs like parsley, cilantro, basil, chives


  • 1 piece skinless salmon fillet about 5-6 inches long
  • salt and pepper
  • Vegetable oil for cooking


  • Season the salmon with salt and pepper. Roll the salmon. Use kitchen twine to tie the salmon in 4 places, evenly spaced. Make sure you tie it tight! Cut between the twine to make 4 evenly sized pieces, about 1 1/4" thick.
  • Heat a large frying pan with some vegetable oil over high heat. When hot, add the salmon steaks. Cook for 2 minutes. Turn the salmon over. Cook an additional 1 minute. Turn heat to medium-low, then cover pan loosely with tin foil. Cook for 4-5 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through. Remove salmon to clean plate.
  • To the same pan on medium-low heat, add the Magical Butter ingredients. Cook until bubbly and butter is melted, about 30 seconds. Pour on top of the salmon.


Calories: 320kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 9gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 373mgPotassium: 220mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 752IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mg
Keyword baked salmon recipe, butter sauce, pan seared salmon
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