Broiled Salmon with Lemon Compound Butter


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Broiled Salmon with Lemon Compound Butter

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    Fast, fresh, easy and delicious. Broiled salmon with compound lemon butter will quickly become a weeknight staple.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 5
    5 (6-oz.) portions Fish Market skin-on fresh Alaska coho salmon
    3 tbsp. Hy-Vee mayonnaise
    2 tbsp. finely chopped fresh herbs (dill, parsley, tarragon and/or chive), plus additional for garnish
    Coarsely ground Hy-Vee sea salt
    Coarsely ground Hy-Vee black pepper
    1 lbs. fresh asparagus, trimmed and steamed; for serving
    1 medium tomato, sliced; for serving
    Lemon Compound Butter
    ¾ c. Hy-Vee unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
    1 small shallot, finely chopped
    3 tbsp. finely chopped fresh herbs (dill, parsley, tarragon and/or chive)
    1 lemon, zest and juice
    Coarsely ground Hy-Vee sea salt, to taste
    Coarsely ground Hy-Vee black pepper, to taste

    Things To Grab

    • Large rimmed pan
    • Foil
    • Hy-Vee canola oil cooking spray
    • Paper towels
    • Electric hand mixer
    • Silicone pastry brush
    • Airtight container


    1. For salmon, line a large rimmed pan with foil; lightly spray with cooking spray. Pat salmon dry with paper towels; place in prepared baking. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

    2. Meanwhile, for compound butter, beat butter, shallot, 3 Tbsp. herbs, and lemon zest and juice in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium for 1 to 2 minutes or until light and fluffy. Season to taste with salt and pepper; set aside.

    3. Place oven rack 6 in. from heat. Preheat boiler to HIGH.

    4. Brush salmon with mayonnaise; sprinkle evenly with 2 Tbsp. herbs and season with salt and pepper.

    5. Broil salmon for 5 to 6 minutes or until salmon reaches 145 degrees. Remove from oven.

    6. To serve, top each warm salmon portion with 1 to 2 tsp. lemon compound butter. Serve with tomatoes and asparagus. Garnish with additional herbs, if desired.

    7. Store remaining butter for another use in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days or in the freezer up to 1 month.

    Nutrition facts


    340 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 20g
    • Cholesterol: 115mg
    • Sodium: 280mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 0g
    • Protein: 38g

    Daily Values

    Iron 6%
    Calcium 0%
    Vitamin D 0%
    Potassium 15%