Salmon Fillets With Orange Basil Butter

Salmon Fillets With Orange Basil Butter

The orange and basil-flavored butter is a nice complement to this grilled salmon entrée.

10 min. prep time
6 servings
555 Ratings


6 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil leaves*
1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest
3 (12-ounce) fresh salmon fillets, each cut crosswise into 2 pieces
1 tablespoon garlic pepper
Sliced almonds, toasted, if desired
Basil leaves, if desired


Heat gas grill on medium-high or charcoal grill until coals are ash white.

Combine butter, orange juice, chopped basil leaves and orange zest in bowl; reserve 3 tablespoons butter mixture. Brush remaining butter mixture onto fish; sprinkle with garlic pepper.

Place fish onto grill. Grill, turning once, 10-12 minutes or until internal temperature of fish reaches at least 145°F and edges flake easily with fork.

Drizzle fish with reserved butter mixture. Sprinkle with almonds and basil leaves, if desired.


*Substitute 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil.

Recipe Tip

- Grilling individual salmon fillet pieces makes turning the fish much easier during grilling. Be sure to have a good, long-handled metal spatula to lift and turn each piece.

- To toast sliced almonds, heat oven to 350°F. Spread almonds onto ungreased shallow baking pan. Bake 5-8 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until golden brown.

Read more about this recipe on Recipe Buzz® Blog.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 380

Fat: 24g

Cholesterol: 140mg

Sodium: 320mg

Carbohydrates: 1g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 39g

Recipe #13472©2005Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Great recipe! I was very pleased to find that it was tasty with dried basil instead of fresh.
This recipe was delicious. We always use a mustard sauce on our salmon, but tried this recipe and my 15 year old son said he likes this recipe even better!! Will use this recipe again.
At christmas eve we made this recipe and all my family , were surprised and happy about it. Thankyou, :)

This recipe is wonderful! Even if you have a less than desirable piece of salmon or you are serving to someone that is not thrilled by salmon you will love this recipe!
This recipe will have you wanting it over and over. Sometimes I use lemon juice instead of the orange juice. It is just as good. This recipe is easy and takes only minutes to make and it's "Oh so good!".

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