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Basil-Buttered Salmon

Basil-Buttered Salmon

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Prep 15 mins
  • Broil 8 mins

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Carb choices: 0Use the leftover basil-and-butter mixture to season your favorite cooked vegetables.


  • 4 fresh or frozen skinless salmon, halibut, or sea bass fillets (about 1 1/4 pounds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt-free lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon snipped fresh lemon basil, regular basil, or dill or 1/4 teaspoon dried basil or dill, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon snipped fresh parsley or cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel or lime peel


  1. Thaw fish, if frozen. Rinse fish; pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle with lemon-pepper seasoning.
  2. Place fish on the greased unheated rack of a broiler pan. Turn any thin portions under to make uniform thickness. Broil 4 inches from the heat for 5 minutes. Carefully turn fish over. Broil for 3 to 7 minutes more or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together butter, basil, parsley, and lemon peel. To serve, spoon 1 teaspoon of the butter mixture on top of each fish piece. Cover and refrigerate remaining butter mixture for another use. Makes 4 servings.


  • Grilling Directions: Place fish on the greased rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals. Grill for 8 to 12 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork, carefully turning once halfway through grilling.

Nutrition Facts

(Basil-Buttered Salmon)

Servings Per Recipe 4, Carb Choice () 0, Fat, total (g) 19, Fat () 2, pro. (g) 28, cal. (kcal) 294, sat. fat (g) 5, chol. (mg) 94, Lean Meat () 4, sodium (mg) 113, carb. (g) 0, fiber (g) 0

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