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Cowboy butter salmon
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Cowboy Butter Salmon

COWBOY BUTTER SALMON! SEASONED BAKED SALMON BRUSHED WITH A TANGY, SPICY, ADDICTIVE BUTTER SPREAD!
Course Main, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword butter, chicken recipes, cowboy butter, fish, salmon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Divas Can Cook

Ingredients

  • 12 oz wild-caught salmon room temperature, washed and dried
  • olive oil about 2 teaspoons

SEASONSING MIX

  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon brown sugar

COWBOY BUTTER

  • 4 tablespoons sweet cream unsalted butter softened
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons thyme ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil paper. (I used an oiled grill pan)
  • In a bowl, combine cowboy butter ingredients.
  • Remove about 2 tablespoons of the cowboy butter and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, mix together seasoning mix.
  • Place salmon on baking sheet and coat very lightly in olive oil (top and bottom)
  • Sprinkle seasoning mix evenly over salmon (top and bottom).
  • Pat on half of the reserved cowboy butter.
  • Bake salmon on middle rack for 6 minutes (or until halfway done)
  • Remove from oven and brush salmon generously with remaining reserved cowboy butter.
  • Return to oven and bake for another until the fish flakes very easily with a fork (do not overcook or salmon will be dry. My thin fillets only needed 5 more minutes)
  • When fish comes out of the oven, garnish with parsley, paprika, red pepper flakes and fresh lemon zest.
  • Serve salmon with the remaining cowboy butter on the side.

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Notes

If you have time, let the cowboy butter sit overnight for the BEST flavor.
Feel free to double the spice and butter mixture if desired.
Baking times will vary depending on how thick your salmon is. Mine was thin and cooked perfectly in 11 minutes. Perfectly cooked salmon is moist and flakes very easily with a fork.