Grilled salmon with chilli & lime butter

Grilled salmon with chilli & lime butter

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
This easy-to-make dish is grilled, low in fat and spiked with a little chilli - a great all-rounder!

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal300
  • fat20g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs1g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre0g
  • protein29g
  • salt0.2g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    Bowl of olives



    Widely grown all over the Mediterranean, where they've been cultivated since biblical times…

  • 4 salmon fillet
  • knob of butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 6 spring onion, finely sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 1 large red chilli, halved, deseeded and finely chopped



    Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…

  • zest and juice 1 lime



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • small bunch coriander, chopped


  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and cook the salmon, skin side down, for about 5-6 mins until the skin is crispy and golden. Turn the salmon fillets carefully, then cook for a further 2 mins. Remove from the pan and set aside.

  2. Tip the butter in the pan and, when melted, add the spring onions, chilli and lime zest to sizzle in the butter for 2 mins, then add the lime juice. Spoon the chilli and lime butter over the salmon. Scatter with the coriander and serve with boiled rice.

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Comments (32)

phwiiii's picture

so simple and absolutely delicious! i added ginger and garlic to mine.

amanda006's picture

Really nice mix of flavours, simple to put together,cooked it in foil parcel in the oven though.

chazza1984's picture

Really tasty and easy recipe - also guilt free as it's very low fat and tastes great with just a simple herb salad

dpmgirlie's picture

I grill the salmon in the oven and then make the chilli and lime butter about 2 mins before the salmon is ready. I love this recipe with either rice or new potatoes, it's delicious and one of my favourites!

treasurebox81's picture

Amazing! Looked fantastic, tasted great. As easy as it sounds!!

kitkatchunky's picture

I'm not quite sure why it's called grilled either but no matter coz it tastes delicious!!
Spur of the moment recipe as I'd picked up some reduced salmon and thought I'd freeze it but having browsed the site I found this and decided to make it anyway even though I didn't have any lime, coriander or fresh chilli. Instead I used spring onions (as per recipe) and dried chilli flakes and that was perfect with some new potatoes left over from the barbie yesterday!!!
Will definately make this again, maybe even with the right ingredients!!! lol ;D

deademofairy's picture

grilled the salmon, found the sauce was only enough for three though... absoloutly delicious!!!!!

lesley1142's picture

Not sure why it's called grilled salmon as it's done in the frying pan but anyway... I was intrigued with the unusual ingredients with this one so decided to cook it as part of my husband's birthday meal. I chose to ovenbake the salmon (it needed around 25 mins, gas mark 6). I served with rice and veg. The chilli and lime combo was lovely, something different and went well with the salmon. I'm glad I tried this one!

ausbound's picture

Simple to cook, but disappointed with the flavour, will try cooking in foil as per Kirsty's recommendation next time. Well worth a try.

poxby-smith's picture

So simple and quick to cook - have added courgette a few times which was lovely. Also added a few king prawns (when short on salmon) which also made a nice contribution! A regular on our table..

kirstyl's picture

I prefer this cooked in foil in the oven. Add a clove of chopped garlic too. I have it about 3 times a month served with a jacket potato and salad.


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