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a filet of lime honey butter salmon sitting on a round platter with green beans and lime wedges


  • Author:Charlotte Fashion Plate
  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:15 minutes
  • Total Time:20 minutes
  • Yield:3 servings 1x


Take your next weeknight salmon dinner for a spin with this recipe for Lime Honey Butter Salmon. Seared in a cast iron pan or roasted. It’s totally up to you. It’s a super easy and quick preparation. One healthy and amazing dinner done in about 20 minutes!


  • 1 to 1 1/2 lb salmon filet, preferably skin-on
  • 1 TBLS olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • non-stick spray
  • lime wedges and lime zest, for garnish


  • 3/4 stick butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper, optional
  • 2 TBLS orange blossom honey
  • zest of one lime


  1. Line a cast iron pan with olive oil. Spray with non-stick spray.
  2. Heat to almost smoking.
  3. Rub the salmon filet with olive oil. Season with kosher salt and black pepper.
  4. Once the pan is hot, place the salmon filet (flesh side down)
  5. Allow the salmon to form a crust (hands off)
  6. While the salmon is searing, combine all of the ingredients for the lime honey butter.
  7. Turn down the heat just a touch
  8. Flip. Allow the skin to crisp up.
  9. Reduce heat to medium-low.
  10. Place a generous layer of the lime honey butter on top of the salmon.
  11. Allow to cook for just a few more minutes to allow the honey to drip down and caramelize just a touch.
  12. Continue layering on the butter. Use it all up.
  13. Plate and serve with your favorite sides.
  14. ENJOY




  • Serving Size:7 ounce filet

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