Seared Gulf Of Maine Salmon | Topped with a Lemon, Shallot, Butter Sauce

One of our favorite seared salmon recipes; flavorful, simple, and quick to prepare. This dish is one that we make on week nights when we get home and need to put a quick meal together.

We start by heating the olive oil in a pan and pat drying the salmon. It is important to dry the salmon so an even sear occurs once placed in the pan. Once dried, we place the salmon skin side up for 3-4 minutes depending on the thickness of the filet. Once seared and cooked to your liking, remove the salmon from the pan and place aside. Next, heat the butter and saute the shallots. As they become translucent put the salmon back into the pan skin side down to reheat. Squeeze the lemon juice over the salmon and into the pan to season and let cook for 2-3 minutes. Once completed, plate the salmon and season with salt and pepper. Spoon the lemon, butter, and shallot sauce on top of the salmon and serve.

This meal can be enjoyed year round. You can pair many things with this dish as it is so versatile. For our latest dinner, we served the salmon with a side of spiralized zucchini and sweet potatoes. In the past, we have served with lemon garlic broccoli, cauliflower rice, and even a mushroom risotto. We look forward to cooking this elegant meal and taking a quicker breather from what is typically a fast-paced week. Enjoy!

Servings: 2


  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins
  • Total Time: 27 mins



  • 1 lb Gulf of Maine Salmon
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Whole Shallot - Medium Size
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • Salt & Pepper - To Taste
  • 1 Lemon - Whole



  1. Heat olive oil in pan over medium heat
  2. Pat dry salmon - this is important to make sure an even sear occurs
  3. Place salmon in pan skin side up and cook for 3-4 minutes depending on thickness
  4. Remove salmon from pan and place aside - place butter in pan and melt. Once melted place diced shallots into fry pan.
  5. Once shallots are translucent, place salmon back into the pan and reheat. Slice lemon in half and squeeze juice on top of salmon and into the pan to season. Remove after 2-3 minutes depending on thickness.
  6. Remove salmon from pan, season with salt and pepper. Spoon the butter, lemon, shallot sauce on top of the filet. Enjoy and share pics! #localprovisions #honorthecraft