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plate holding one Roasted Salmon Steak, with broccoli on the side

Roasted Salmon Steaks with Lemon Butter Sauce

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Indulge in the delightful simplicity of our Roasted Salmon Steaks with Lemon Butter Sauce – a dish that effortlessly combines speed and elegance, while showcasing the rich, natural flavor of salmon. Inspired by a recipe my mom crafted during a memorable family camping trip in Alaska, this culinary gem requires just seven ingredients and a mere five minutes of preparation. The result? Tender, flaky, and consistently moist salmon that brings a taste of gourmet to your table in no time.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Resting time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • 4 (5 to 6-ounce) bone-in salmon steaks (see buying tips here), small bones removed
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon)
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • Italian (flat-leaf) parsley, basil or tarragon (chopped or stems), for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Butter a large rimmed baking sheet (or dish) large enough to hold the salmon in one layer.
  2. Arrange salmon steaks in one layer in the prepared dish.
  3. In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. When melted, remove from heat and whisk in lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and paprika; add salt and fresh ground pepper to taste. Liberally drizzle sauce over salmon.
  4. Bake salmon for 10 minutes per 1-inch of thickness, or until desired doneness.
  5. Remove from oven and let rest at room temperature for around 5 minutes.
  6. Transfer salmon steaks to individual serving plates or a serving platter. Drizzle with any sauce remaining in baking dish. Garnish with parsley, basil or tarragon.


Variation: Place each fish steak on its own large piece of foil (around 16 to 18 inches). Turn up edges. Drizzle butter mixture over top. Fold up two opposite edges of the foil, and fold over to seal. Fold up ends and seal. Place on grill and cook until desired tenderness.

Check out my tips on how to buy and store fresh fish!

  • Author: Lee Clayton Roper
  • Category: main dish, fish, quick and easy
  • Method: roasting, grilling
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 steak
  • Calories: 294
  • Sugar: 0.5 g
  • Sodium: 709 mg
  • Fat: 18.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 1.7 g
  • Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 31.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 102.9 mg