Creamy garlic butter salmon

Creamy garlic butter salmon

Creamy garlic butter salmon takes 20 minutes to cook and is a delicious easy recipe for dinner. The creamy sauce is perfect for serving with steamed rice.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Alida Ryder


  • 4 salmon fillets, skin removed
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 cup white wine/stock
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1/2 cup milk mixed with 1 tablespoon cornflour/starch
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • zest of 1/2 lemon
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • parsley, chopped


  • Heat a large non-stick frying pan then brown the salmon fillets on both sides in a splash of oil until golden brown. Remove from the pan and set aside. 
  • Add the butter to the pan and add the red onion. Saute until soft and fragrant then add the garlic and fry for another 30 seconds.
  • Pour in the wine/stock and allow to reduce then pour in the cream and milk mixture. Bring to a simmer then allow to cook for 5 minutes before adding the lemon juice and zest. Season to taste then add the salmon back in. 
  • Allow to salmon to cook in the sauce for 3-5 minutes then sprinkle with the parsley and serve.