Keto Buttery Pan Fried Salmon

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  • prep time

    prep time

    5 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    14 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    19 min

Keto Buttery Pan Fried Salmon

8 ratings

This Keto fried fish recipe is packed with flavor and fats and is quick and easy to prepare. Tender salmon fillets are pan-fried in oil until golden, then basted with aromatic rosemary, garlic, and a generous helping of melted butter. This makes a great lunch or dinner protein option when you are short on time. Perfect served with your favorite Keto sides.

Can I Use a Different Fish?

We have chosen salmon for our Keto fried fish recipe as it is naturally rich in healthy fats and omega 3’s. If you prefer, you can swap this for a fillet of your favorite white fish. Sea bass would make a great replacement. Be sure to adjust your macros to account for any changes made to the recipe.

Serving Suggestions

This versatile Keto fish recipe is perfect as a base protein to build your lunch or dinner from. For a lighter lunch option, we suggest serving with a Keto Mediterranean inspired salad. For a heartier dinner, this buttery fried salmon is delicious served over a bed of cauliflower rice or with a side of low carb mixed vegetables. You will find an array of complementary dishes in our sides section.

  • Net Carbs

    0.5 g

  • Fiber

    0.1 g

  • Total Carbs

    0.7 g

  • Protein

    35.2 g

  • Fats

    26.5 g

383 cals

Keto Buttery Pan Fried Salmon

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  • Salmon Fillet by Morrisons

    Salmon Fillet by Morrisons

    2 fillet

  • Olive Oil

    Olive Oil

    1 tablespoon

  • Garlic


    1 clove

  • Rosemary, Fresh

    Rosemary, Fresh

    1 teaspoon

  • Unsalted Butter

    Unsalted Butter

    1 tablespoon

  • Salt, Sea Salt

    Salt, Sea Salt

    ¼ teaspoon

  • Black Pepper

    Black Pepper

    ⅛ teaspoon

Recipe Steps

steps 3

19 min

  • Step 1

    Heat the olive oil in a skillet over a medium heat. Add the salmon fillets flesh side down. Cook the salmon for 4-5 minutes until golden. Flip the salmon and cook on the second side for 4-5 minutes more, until the skin is crisp and golden and the salmon cooked through. Season with salt and pepper.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    While the salmon is cooking, finely chop the rosemary and crush the garlic. Add the garlic, rosemary, and butter to the pan with the cooked salmon. Swirl the pan to melt the butter and lightly sauté the garlic and rosemary.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Sauté for a minute or so until the garlic is soft, the salmon is golden, and the skin crispy. Serve the salmon hot and pour over the buttery pan juices. Serve alongside your preferred low carb sides.
    Step 3

Comments 9

  • MaqhiD

    MaqhiD 2 years ago

    Delicious. Served with zucchini and roasted cherry tomatoes. We will definitely be making this again.

    • StupendousAvocado204231

      StupendousAvocado204231 2 years ago

      Add the garlic after you are sure the salmon is up to cooked temperature internally

      • Ketomojo_user

        Ketomojo_user 2 years ago

        Very nice and easy to do.

        • Yvonne2011

          Yvonne2011 3 years ago

          Excellent, very tasty. But we take the skin off after cooking?

          • SaraNici

            SaraNici a year ago

            The crispy skin tastes delicious 😋

          • MaqhiD

            MaqhiD 2 years ago

            You don't have to remove the skin. Eating the skin fine to eat if it is nice and crispy.

        • Winning@Life

          Winning@Life 3 years ago

          Surprisingly simple and tasty.

          • Erica

            Erica 3 years ago

            Delicious and easy

            • Teign

              Teign 3 years ago