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Yuzu Garlic Butter Japanese Style Seared Salmon


We love Costco. Our kids love Costco and every time we go, our daughter’s request is “can we get some try-zies”.  Of course, this consistently leads me through the meat and fish section where they always had a display of delicious looking salmon fillets. 

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Usually eating more Japanese style seafood, we actually don’t eat too many salmon fillets cut in this style.  It’s usually is the midsection (belly) cooked in an oven toaster, which is the same section of fish I use to make the Keto Japanese Breakfast.

So anyway, one day I decided I would give this delicious looking salmon fillet a try and see if I could come up some kind of seafood fusion type dish using this particular style of fillet.  After some days of experimenting with various styles, out came this beautiful display of Yuzu Garlic Butter Japanese Style Seared Salmon! 

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The sear to gives the salmon a nice crispy texture all while being super moist and being packed with some serious flavors!  Best of all, it’s really easy to make and has become one of our kids most popular requests!  All while being low-carb/keto friendly, packed with omegas oils to keep you filling full!

For this particular dish, I highly recommend getting a cast iron pan to get that nice sear we’re going for.

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The ingredients you need to enjoy this dish are Yuzu and Soy Sauce, which can be found on Amazon or at a local Asian supermarket. 

Now, let’s get started!

Prepping Time 8M

Cook Time 2-4M                                       

Total Time 10-12M                                          

Net Carb/Serv ~1g                                 

Servings 2

Ingredients

Salmon

  • 1/2 lb Salmon Fillet (we prefer skin on, but up to you)
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Stalk Green Onion

Sauce

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

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2) Pat down any juice on salmon with a paper towel and sprinkle salt and pepper evenly on both sides of the fillet.  Cut into 2 vertical slices about 1 inch width and set aside.

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3) Place butter in a small mixing bowl and melt in microwave (about 20-30 seconds but this will vary on your microwave).

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4) Grind garlic with a grinder or garlic press and place into melted butter along with Soy Sauce and Yuzu.  Mix well and set aside.

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5) Cut green onions into thin slices and set aside.

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6) Add oil into cast iron pan and place on high heat.  Once the oil starts to lightly smoke, reduce heat to medium-high and carefully place salmon fillets into cast iron pan skin down (please note oil will splatter so take precautions).  Cover and cook for 2-2.5 minutes (1.5-2 minutes for skinless).  Note – when searing, don’t move the meat.

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7) After searing one side, carefully flip the salmon to the other side, cover and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.  Carefully transfer salmon to a serving plate when done.  Note – the salmon will be very fragile so make sure to support the bottom.

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8) Lightly drizzle garlic butter sauce and sprinkle chopped green onion over salmon. 

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Hope you enjoy your low-carb/keto Yuzu Garlic Butter Japanese Style Seared Salmon!

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Yuzu Garlic Butter Japanese Style Seared Salmon

The BEST Asian Low-Carb/Keto recipe for Seared Salmon with Garlic Butter Sauce that is so delicious. Net Carb / Serving ~1g. Step by step directions with pictures makes this recipe so quick and easy.
5 from 2 votes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian Fusion
Keyword: asian salmon, keto salmon, keto seafood marinade, lowcarb salmon, lowcarb seafood marinade, pan fried salmon
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 2
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Ingredients

Salmon

  • 1/2 lb Salmon Fillet we prefer skin on, but it's up to you
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Stalk Green Onion

Sauce

  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 1/8 tsp Yuzu

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • Pat down any juice on salmon with a paper towel and sprinkle salt and pepper evenly on both sides of the fillet. Cut into 2 vertical slices about 1 inch width and set aside.
  • Place butter in a small mixing bowl and melt in microwave (about 20-30 seconds but this will vary on your microwave).
  • Grind garlic with a grinder or garlic press and place into melted butter along with Soy Sauce and Yuzu. Mix well and set aside.
  • Cut green onions into thin slices and set aside.
  • Add oil into cast iron pan and place on high heat. Once the oil starts to lightly smoke, reduce heat to medium-high and carefully place salmon fillets into cast iron pan skin down (please note oil will splatter so take precautions). Cover and cook for 2-2.5 minutes (1.5-2 minutes for skinless). Note - when searing, don't move the meat.
  • After searing one side, carefully flip the salmon to the other side, cover and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes. Carefully transfer salmon to a serving plate when done. Note - the salmon will be very fragile so make sure to support the bottom.
  • Lightly drizzle garlic butter sauce and sprinkle chopped green onion over salmon.

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