Brown Butter Citrus Salmon

Brown Butter Citrus Salmon
Preparation time
15 mins
Cooking time
30 mins
Easy Recipes
2 people

Have you been in a fish mood lately or is it just me? I swear Spring makes me crave fresh fish, especially fish tacos! I pile that flaky, tender fish onto some chewy, yet crisp baked flour tortillas and load it up with a ton of fresh toppings and I’m happy happy happy!! So good!!


Brown Butter Citrus Salmon


  • 1.5 pounds fresh salmon fillets, pat dry (I used skin on)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • salt & pepper
  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime (1 tablespoon)
  • Juice of 1 lemon (1 tablespoon)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey (optional)
  • Zest of lemon, lime and orange (optional)
  • 8 flour tortillas, heated in oven until crisp on outside and chewy on the inside (optional)
  • lettuce, shredded
  • tomatoes, chopped
  • avocados, diced
  • sweet corn kernels
  • red onions, diced


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Brush salmon fillets generously with honey and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.
  3. Place in a foil-lined pan (skin side down). Set aside.
  4. In a light-colored pot, over medium heat, add butter.
  5. Allow butter to melt, stirring often.
  6. When butter has melted continue to stir as the butter begins to foam and bubble slightly.
  7. Keep stirring or swirling the butter constantly as the butter solids begin to turn golden in color and release a fragrant aroma.
  8. *Remove butter from heat immediately and pour into a heatproof bowl. (brown butter can burn fast)
  9. Let cool.
  10. Stir in lime juice, orange juice, lemon juice, garlic powder, honey, salt and pepper into the brown butter.
  11. Pour over salmon fillets.
  12. Bake for 12 minutes. Turn the oven to a low broil and broil for about 2-3 minutes (watch carefully) or until salmon is flaky and tender.
  13. Remove from oven and shred salmon. (add citrus zest if desired)
  14. Place salmon in prepared tortilla shells and top with toppings.
  15. Drizzle on citrus brown butter sauce.
  16. Enjoy!

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