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How to Make Lemon Pepper Salmon

This lemon pepper salmon recipe features flaky, juicy salmon and a buttery, tangy, sweet-and-sour sauce to give your body fuel and nourishment for a self-motivated day. Don't forget to add some freshly baked vegetables to pair with the salmon!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy salmon recipe, how to make lemon pepper salmon, lemon pepper salmon, lemon pepper salmon recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 498kcal
Author: Luna Regina


  • 26 oz boneless salmon
  • 1/2 tsp salt divided
  • 10 oz broccoli
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp white wine
  • 2 oz lemon sliced
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 12 oz baby potatoes
  • 2 tbsp whole milk


  • Preheat the oven to 360℉.
  • Season the salmon with lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and ground black pepper. Set aside.
  • Toss the baby potatoes and broccoli with olive oil. Transfer to a lined baking sheet, put it on the middle rack of the oven, and bake for 15 minutes
  • Add the seasoned salmon to the baking sheet together with the vegetables, put lemon slices on top of the fish, and continue to bake for another 15 minutes. While waiting, make the sauce.
  • Add white wine and unsalted butter to a heated non-stick skillet over medium-low heat. Wait until the butter completely melts and turn off the heat.
  • Pour in heavy cream, whole milk, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and stir continuously until well combined and thickened.
  • Remove the salmon from the oven. Garnish with parsley and serve hot.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 498kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 479mg | Potassium: 1288mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 831IU | Vitamin C: 81mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 2mg