Lemon Brown Butter Salmon.

This lemon brown butter salmon is about to go down as one of your new favorite dinners!  If you’re in search of the easiest, most delicious dinner tonight, this is it. This meal will come together in about 15 minutes!  Okay and the best part? Like, the actual best part? There are only five ingredients. […]

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This lemon brown butter salmon is about to go down as one of your new favorite dinners! 

lemon brown butter salmon

If you’re in search of the easiest, most delicious dinner tonight, this is it. This meal will come together in about 15 minutes! 

fresh salmon with salt and pepper

Okay and the best part? Like, the actual best part? There are only five ingredients. Four ingredients if you don’t count salt and pepper. How great is that! 

This is a little on the boring, traditional side for my monday recipe, but this is so delicious that I had to share. It’s such an easy, wonderful staple to make. A great recipe to have in your rotation so you can throw something together fast. And one that everyone really enjoys!

salmon cooked in brown butter

This salmon is easily one of my favorites to make. While I generally prefer to roast salmon because it’s so much easier, this method is so unbelievably delish that you won’t believe it! I hope it makes it into the weekly rotation at your house.

First, I start to brown a little butter. This does require keeping an eye on the butter! You don’t want it to get TOO brown (or burn!) before adding the salmon. But once you become a brown butter connoisseur, this will be like second nature to you! 

lemon brown butter salmon

Once the butter is ever-so-slightly browned, which adds a ridiculous depth of flavor, you place the salmon in the pan and brown it on both sides. It only takes a few minutes to cook through, which is wonderful. The key to getting the salmon perfectly crispy is to make sure you pat it dry with a paper towel before throwing it in the skillet.

This helps SO much. 

lemon brown butter salmon

Next, the salmon is mostly browned and ready to go, so I add the lemon to the pan. I add both juice and slices. I love when the slices get all caramely and golden – and if you use meyer lemons or super thinly sliced lemons, you can even eat those. 

Finally, a sprinkle of fresh parsley all over the skillet to top things off and add a little color.

lemon brown butter salmon

I can’t even stand how easy this is. It’s embarrassingly easy! Also, how absolutely delicious it is. Per the photos, I love to serve this with my parmesan roasted broccoli. If you need a few other ideas, these parmesan pistachio kale chips are perfect and so are my cacio e pepe roasted brussels. Crispy smashed potatoes work too and if you want something even more hearty, serve it with a side of creamed spinach mac and cheese!

This is the perfect building block to have for your weeknight dinner menus!

lemon brown butter salmon with roasted broccoli

Lemon Brown Butter Salmon

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Brown Butter Lemon Salmon

This lemon brown butter salmon is the easiest weeknight meal that can come together in 15 minutes! Flavorful and super simple!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 to 4 people
Author How Sweet Eats

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces fresh salmon, cut into filets, about 1 inch in thickness
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 lemons
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  • Pat the salmon completely dry on both sides. Season all over with salt and pepper.
  • Heat the butter in a skillet over medium heat. After 2 to 3 minutes, brown bits should begin to form on the bottom of the pan. You don’t want it to burn, so watch closely! Place the salmon in the pan and cook on both sides, about 2 to 3 minutes per side, until flakey and opaque. If at any time it appears that the butter is burning or getting to dark, lower the heat!
  • Slice 1 of the lemons and juice the the other 2. Once the salmon is cooked through, add in the lemon slices and juice. Increase the heat a bit so the mixture comes to a simmer. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Top with fresh parsley. Serve immediately.

lemon brown butter salmon

Maybe drag a piece of toasted sourdough through that sauce too!

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Brown Butter Biscoff Snickerdoodles

Classic snickerdoodles have always been one of my favorite cookies and then I created Brown Butter Salted Caramel Snickerdoodles that everyone went crazy over. I didn’t think it could get any better until these Brown Butter Biscoff Snickerdoodles…

Classic snickerdoodles have always been one of my favorite cookies and then I created Brown Butter Salted Caramel Snickerdoodles that everyone went crazy over. I didn’t think it could get any better until these Brown Butter Biscoff Snickerdoodles came out of my oven. I think they are my new favorite snickerdoodle. We all know that…

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Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

One thing I’ve been working on this year, which may be remembered in the future as “the year we all stayed home,” is updating blog posts. Quite a few of them that were written, say ten…or fifteen years ago, benefitted from being reformatted and tightened up. Blogging was a lot more casual way back when, and as I make (and remake) recipes, I often tweak…

One thing I’ve been working on this year, which may be remembered in the future as “the year we all stayed home,” is updating blog posts. Quite a few of them that were written, say ten…or fifteen years ago, benefitted from being reformatted and tightened up. Blogging was a lot more casual way back when, and as I make (and remake) recipes, I often tweak and refine them. So I used my time during confinement to go through some classics and give them a fresher look.

It’s been a tough year and with Thanksgiving not necessarily happening, it’s good to have memories of friends. When my first book, Room for Dessert came out (which morphed into Ready for Dessert), a lot of people said, “I’ll bet everyone is going to make you a Coconut Cake for your birthday now?” That was because one of the first recipes in the book was for a Coconut Cake I made for Alice Waters’ father for his birthday, and I mentioned before the recipe that I wish someone would make me a Coconut Cake for my birthday. It took a long, long time for me to get that Coconut Cake, but it finally happened in, of all places, Paris.

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corn pudding

In other years, the ones when it was safe to have guests, my favorite thing to ask when planning a Thanksgiving menu was for everyone to tell me what their essential dish is, the one if they come to dinner and it’s not on the table, they…

In other years, the ones when it was safe to have guests, my favorite thing to ask when planning a Thanksgiving menu was for everyone to tell me what their essential dish is, the one if they come to dinner and it’s not on the table, they throw a (hopefully) muted, inner tantrum. This is where all menus should begin, right? It was from this question that I learned that after stuffing, naturally, and long before turkey (sorry, turkey), a dish I had not grown up with — corn pudding — is one of the most popular on American Thanksgiving tables. Because I usually respond, “Great! Now you know exactly what to bring!” and friends have delivered, I’ve since learned what I’d been missing and I’m now fully converted.

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Brown Butter Ravioli with Butternut Squash

Brown Butter Ravioli with Butternut Squash, sage, and pecans is a simple, yet elegant fall dish. Perfect for special occasions or any night! When it comes to fall meals, this Brown Butter Ravioli with Butternut Squash is my very favorite. The flavors a…

Brown Butter Ravioli with Butternut Squash, sage, and pecans is a simple, yet elegant fall dish. Perfect for special occasions or any night! When it comes to fall meals, this Brown Butter Ravioli with Butternut Squash is my very favorite. The flavors are incredible! Nutty brown butter, roasted butternut squash, cheesy ravioli, crispy sage, crunchy…

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Stovetop Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

Stovetop Pumpkin Mac and Cheese with brown butter panko Parmesan sage topping is the perfect mac and cheese recipe for fall! It is easy to make and super comforting! Enjoy as a main dish or side dish! Mac and cheese is a favorite meal at our house. Our…

Stovetop Pumpkin Mac and Cheese with brown butter panko Parmesan sage topping is the perfect mac and cheese recipe for fall! It is easy to make and super comforting! Enjoy as a main dish or side dish! Mac and cheese is a favorite meal at our house. Our boys ask for either stovetop mac and…

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Pumpkin Pierogies with Brown Butter and Crispy Sage.

These pumpkin pierogies are the perfect bite of fall. If there ever was a flavor of pierogi that I desired? Pumpkin is it. I mean, I live in Pittsburgh so pierogies are totally a THING here. This may scare pierogi purists away but we’re going on a little fall flavor adventure today! And it has […]

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These pumpkin pierogies are the perfect bite of fall.

pumpkin pierogies with brown butter and crispy sage

If there ever was a flavor of pierogi that I desired? Pumpkin is it. I mean, I live in Pittsburgh so pierogies are totally a THING here. This may scare pierogi purists away but we’re going on a little fall flavor adventure today! (more…)

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Apple Cinnamon Rolls

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Apple Cinnamon Rolls with Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting-These light and fluffy cinnamon rolls will remind you of apple pie, but in cinnamon roll form! They are the perfect breakfast treat for fall! Perfect Fall Cinnamon Rolls My dad’s cinnamon rolls are the BEST! If you’ve mad them, you know. And if you haven’t read…

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Brown Butter Iced Pumpkin Cookies.

I’m breaking all the rules with these pumpkin cookies! It’s probably been close to a decade since I shared a pumpkin recipe before the *actual* start of fall. I usually like to wait until at least the day after, but hey, it’s 2020 and all bets are off right now. I almost apologized. But! At […]

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I’m breaking all the rules with these pumpkin cookies!

brown butter iced pumpkin cookies

It’s probably been close to a decade since I shared a pumpkin recipe before the *actual* start of fall. I usually like to wait until at least the day after, but hey, it’s 2020 and all bets are off right now.

I almost apologized. But! At this point, I don’t even care. Give me all the things that make me feel good and cozy and comforted! 

pumpkin cookie ingredients

I’ve written about it on Tuesday Things the last few weeks but I have been craving fall because of the comfort and nostalgia it brings. Even though this year will be so so different than any other, I still find myself craving a new season and a new start. I find that the fall season seems like more of a “new start” to me than January does. Maybe that’s because I was also a lover of back to school time, but who knows.

Either way, it’s almost here and i’m ready!

pumpkin cookie dough

So what better way to prepare than iced pumpkin cookies? I want these to be the first pumpkin treat that you make this season. They are so comforting, so easy, so fluffy. The cookies are almost muffin-like and while I haven’t always loved that in the past (remember my saga of making chewy pumpkin cookies?!), sometimes, a soft pumpkin cookie sounds so good. 

Plus, they are my kids absolute favorite.

brown butter in a skillet

Especially when covered in brown butter frosting! 

Oh my gosh – this frosting. I cannot even handle it. It tastes like a butterscotch-y, almost-caramely fluffy cloud on top of the pumpkin cookie. It’s good enough to eat with a spoon. I mean, never mind. It IS good enough to eat with a spoon.

brown butter frosting

Look at those brown butter flecks!

brown butter iced pumpkin cookies

This combo is so darn good. And since the pumpkin cookies are fluffy and thicker, they last a bit longer. They don’t get stale as quick, meaning you can make them this morning and enjoy them ALLLLL weekend long.

brown butter iced pumpkin cookies

Now the other thing! While I love pumpkin, I don’t love pumpkin spice. I enjoy the spices alone, but I don’t want clove and allspice covering up a lot of my pumpkin flavor. Because of that, these cookies are not overly spiced. You might way to add more. In fact, if you love the pumpkin spice, I’m telling you to add more now. Just a half teaspoon or so. Maybe a whole teaspoon. Walk on the wild side.

brown butter iced pumpkin cookies

So… who is with me? Who wants to jump in a little early and make the best pumpkin cookie ever?!

brown butter iced pumpkin cookies

Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Butter Frosting

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Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Butter Frosting

These pumpkin cookies are fluffy and soft! Frosted with brown butter icing, they are the perfect fall treat. Everyone loves them.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Cooling Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 to 18 cookies
Author How Sweet Eats

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup loosely packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter unsalted, softened
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract

brown butter frosting

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  • In the bowl of your electric mixer, beat the sugars and butter until creamy and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Beat in the pumpkin. Beat in the eggs. Beat in the vanilla extract. It may look a little curdled and that’s okay!
  • Beat in the dry ingredients until the mixture is just combined.
  • Use an ice-cream scoop (or spoon) to scoop 1.5-2 inch size scoops onto the baking sheet. I like to leave mine about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 13 to 17 minutes, or until the cookie is totally set, especially up top. You can even test it with a toothpick to see if it comes out clean. Let the cookies cool completely before frosting.
  • These are great made ahead of time. Store them sealed in a container or covered on a plate for a few days (if they last that long!).

brown butter frosting

  • Place the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and let the mixture bubble, stirring occasionally, until brown bits begin to appear on the bottom. Once the brown bits appear, turn the heat off and continue to stir for about 30 seconds. Let the butter cool completely. It doesn’t have to turn solid (though that is fine too, you still want it at room temp), but just no longer warm.
  • Add the butter to the bowl of your electric mixer. Beat in the powdered sugar on low speed. Beat in the vanilla extract. If the mixture is too thick, beat in milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until it’s creamy enough to spread.
  • Extras of this stay great sealed in the fridge!

Notes

slightly adapted from nestle

brown butter iced pumpkin cookies

Pair it with hot coffee. The best.

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Cinnamon Streusel Baked Apples

Baked Apples with brown butter cinnamon streusel topping are a favorite fall dessert. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of salted caramel sauce!  I am feeling the fall vibes and that means it’s time to start baking! Fall baking is m…

Baked Apples with brown butter cinnamon streusel topping are a favorite fall dessert. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of salted caramel sauce!  I am feeling the fall vibes and that means it’s time to start baking! Fall baking is my favorite. I love pumpkin (pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, pumpkin chocolate chip…

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