I have such a great recipe to share with you today, you’re going to love this so much and want to make it all the time. It takes about twenty minutes and is so incredibly delicious. This pan fried salmon is mouthwatering, and is now one of my go-to’s. Quick, flavorful and so simple.

My son showed me a recipe he wanted me to try that he’d seen on social media – I tweaked it with the ingredients I had in my pantry and this family favorite was born!

Keep reading for the recipe, the best way to make it, options for other flavors, and some more fabulous recipes from my friends down below!

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Twenty minute pan fried salmon with a delicious honey chili butter spread.

As usual, our monthly recipe tour is hosted by my very talented friend, Marty, of A Stroll Thru Life, I always love her recipes!

Please be sure to scroll to the very bottom for this month’s recipe roundup!

This dish is delicious and so fast to make, I like to serve it with a quick veggie stir-fry and jasmine rice.

You can serve this with any of your favorite sides, it goes with so many different things.

Quinoa, rice, cauliflower rice, steamed veggies, roasted potatoes…the possibilities are endless.What’s very important about cooking this, is you want the salmon filets to be nice and crispy – make sure to fry them in butter, in a non-stick pan, on medium to high heat.

That outer sear on the fish is crucial for amazing texture and flavor!


The beauty about this pan fried salmon recipe, is the butter spread.

It’s sweet and savory combo is delectable, it is so simple to make and you can season it any way you like, if these flavors aren’t for you! 

Tips for making your butter spread:

  • Make sure the butter is softened at room temperature, it’s much easier to mix.
  • You can season the butter spread with just about anything you like to change the flavors of the recipe.
  • Try thyme, oregano, dill, marjoram, rosemary…the possibilities are endless!
  • You can use it as a spread for other cooked meats or even as a spread for bread…yum!

When your salmon is cooked and plated, spread it over your filets and let it work it’s magic! 

It’s even amazing with the veggies and rice…truly a mouthwatering culinary experience!


BEANLESS CHILI – Always a crowd pleaser and so simple to make!

CREAM OF BROCCOLI SOUP – A twenty minute soup that is hearty and so yummy!

BONELESS ASIAN CHICKEN THIGHS – Broil, BBQ or fry this flavorful dish!

PASTA BOLOGNESE – This is one of my staples for fall + winter!

Pan Fried Salmon with Honey Chili Butter

Golden pan fried salmon topped with delicious honey chili butter spread

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Butter, Chili, Honey, Salmon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4


  • 4 Skinless salmon filets Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp Butter for frying
  • 1/3 Cup Room temperature butter for the spread
  • 2 Tbsp Honey
  • 1/2 Tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/2 Tsp BBQ rub
  • 1/2 Tsp Chili powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Italian seasoning
  • Pinch Cayenne pepper
  • Salt, pepper and garlic powder to season salmon


  1. Season salmon filets to your taste

  2. Combine all other ingredients, except 2 Tbsp butter for frying

  3. Melt 2 Tbsp butter in a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat

  4. Fry salmon filets, about 4 minutes per side until you achieve a golden crust

  5. Remove salmon and plate immediately

  6. Spread honey chili butter generously over each filet, on both sides, let it melt

  7. Serve with your favorite sides and enjoy!

That’s it! So simple and fast and oh, sooooo good! I hope you love this delicious recipe as much as we do! Please make sure to visit everyone on today’s tour, there are so many incredible recipes! xo

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  1. tamaraanka says:

    Marty this is one of the best recipes I’ve ever made! I hope you love it!

  2. tamaraanka says:

    Christy, you will absolutely love this! Tell me what you think when you make it!

  3. Tamara,
    We eat salmon at least one time per week. It’s been a family go-to and favorite for years. I can’t wait to add this to the rotation!

  4. This looks so good, I will definitely be making this one.

  5. tamaraanka says:

    Thank you so much for letting me know!! I missed that one haha…too late to change it, as it’s in my email…oops! I hope you love this recipe as much as we do! xo

  6. tamaraanka says:

    It’s so yummy, you’ll love it!!

  7. Carol-Dee Chisholm says:

    I plan on trying this recipe, but didn’t know if someone had already pointed out the typo at the beginning of your introduction to the recipe…it reads “friend” instead of “fried”. Just thought you would like to know.

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