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Salmon with Lemon-Butter and Capers

Salmon with Lemon-Butter and Capers

You have to admit, one of the best things about eating fish is that you can cook it up pretty quickly, turning something so elementary into a marvelous dish. Like an act of unbelievable magic, you can transform an ordinary salmon fillet into remarkable meal within 15 minutes. All it takes is the addition of quality grass-fed butter and tangy, lemony capers. Wait a moment, did we just say creamy, delicious butter? Yes, if your body can handle it, there are plenty of reasons you should be eating butter, or ghee, plus it makes food taste incredible.

And the addition of fresh salmon to the lemon-butter and capers is what makes this dish particularly special. Some sources state that salmon is one of the world’s healthiest foods, but we will just say it is one food necessary from time to time in your diet. Salmon is rich in B12, selenium and vitamin D, all of which are essential for proper development and growth. If you have children at home, know that this is a very grown-up dish, but if their developing taste buds can acquire unique flavor combinations from a young age, then the world really is their oyster, even if they don’t dare try that one yet.

A pecan and endive salad would suit this fish dish nicely, as the homemade mayo dressing allows fat-soluble vitamins, such as D and K, to be readily absorbed in your body. Or if you are wanting to tone down the zest and strength of the tiny capers, you may want to take refreshing nourishment in a radish, cucumber and apple salad.

Salmon with Lemon-Butter and Capers Recipe

Serves: 2Prep: 5 minCook: 10 min

Protein: 50g / %

Carbs: 4g / %

Fat: 52g / %

Values are per portion. These are for information only & are not meant to be exact calculations.


  • 2 skinless salmon fillets
  • 1 tbsp. avocado oil
  • 3 tbsp. grass-fed butter or ghee, cubed
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1-2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2-3 tbsp. capers, rinsed
  • 1-2 tbsp. chopped parsley
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  1. Heat the avocado oil in a frying pan, then add the salmon fillets.
  2. Fry until cooked on both sides, about 3-4 minutes per side and remove from the pan.
  3. Add the butter, garlic, lemon juice and capers into the frying pan and allow to cook for a minute.
  4. Add the salmon gently back into the pan and spoon over the lemon-butter. Season to taste.
  5. Serve with finely chopped parsley.