Salmon With Butter and Lemon

Advocate staff photo by BETH COLVINSalmon cooked in butter and lemon is a quick, healthy way to enjoy this good-for-you fish.
Advocate staff photo by BETH COLVINSalmon cooked in butter and lemon is a quick, healthy way to enjoy this good-for-you fish.

Craig lancaster

Advocate-Tested Recipe

Salmon With Butter and Lemon

Makes 1 fillet. Recipe is from Craig Lancaster. You can also add your favorite fresh herbs right at the end for a bright, green taste. We like a sprig of dill or a bunch of fresh parsley.

1 (8-oz.) salmon filet, with skin

4 tbls. butter or margarine

Juice of one lemon, divided

Lemon wedges

Salt and pepper to taste

1. In a large pan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the fish, skin side down, and pour on half the lemon juice.

2. Cover and let cook for 5 minutes.

3. Flip the fish, removing the skin with tongs, then add the other half of the lemon juice. Put the cover back on and cook for 5 more minutes.

4. Serve with fresh lemon and cracked black pepper.