Pan Seared Salmon with Sage Brown Butter Sauce-6

Pan Seared Salmon with Sage Brown Butter Sauce

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 mins
  • cook_time Cook Time: 20 mins
  • total_time Total Time: 25 mins
  • yield Yield: 6 1x
  • category Category: Gluten Free, Seafood, Paleo, Kid Friendly
  • method Method: Pan Seared
  • cuisine Cuisine: American


This salmon is seared in a little bit of olive oil and topped with a creamy Sage Brown Butter Sauce.



  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 (4 oz) salmon filets, skin on
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon diced fresh sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Bring a large skillet to medium high heat.
  2. Pat the salmon dry and season the flesh side of the salmon using 1 teaspoon of sea salt.
  3. Add the olive oil to the hot skillet and immediately add the salmon to the pan flesh side down. Saute the salmon for 4-5 minutes until browned.
  4. Gently flip the salmon to saute on the skin side for another 4-6 minutes. (it may take longer depending on thickness of your salmon. Remove from pan and let sit to cool.
  5. In the meantime, bring a small skillet to medium heat.
  6. Add butter and 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt to the pan and melt.
  7. Once the butter is melted, add the honey, sage, and nutmeg. Stir and let the butter begin to brown, for about 5 minutes. Be sure to stir throughout cooking process so the butter does not burn. Remove from heat.
  8. Serve salmon with drizzle of sage brown butter sauce. (i used about 1 tablespoon for each salmon filet)


  • Serving Size: 1 salmon filet + sauce
  • Calories: 307
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 518 mg
  • Fat: 23 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 23 g
  • Cholesterol: 92 mg

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