Livin’ Strong with a Stick of Butter

Regardless if you think Lance Armstrong took performance enhancement drugs to help win his various bike races, you have to admire the Livestrong organization he’s built. So many health article searches point to the Livestrong site, it is often eclipsing other medical or nutrition based sites. Some things still surprise me though. The top link returned on a Google search of “salmon in butter” is the Livestrong site. While I can understand the salmon being there (it is chock full of vitamins), the “in butter” confounds me.

Any recipe with a whole stick of butter can’t be wrong!

A great cut of salmon.

Perfectly seasoned.

Frying up the Salmon.

Making the sauce.

Buttered Salmon with Creole seasonings

Makes: 4 (Scaled)


  • 4 salmon fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 4 tsp creole seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 8 tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp minced garlic


Sprinkle the skinless side of the salmon with Creole seasonings and thyme (for two salmon fillets, 2 teaspoon Creole seasoning and 1/4 teaspoon thyme). Melt 4 tablespoons butter in a heavy skillet over medium-low heat and add the salmon, skin-side down. Cook 4 to 5 minutes per side, turning carefully. Remove to serving plates, and add 1 tsp. minced garlic to the butter in the skillet. Cook for just one minute, stirring, and put resulting garlic/butter sauce over salmon


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Categories: Cajun, Fried, kosher, Low Carb, Main Dish 2, Recipes, Seafood

Author:The Ranting Chef

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13 Comments on “Livin’ Strong with a Stick of Butter”

  1. October 19, 2012 at 11:22 am #

    Go team Amstrong! 😉 Great recipe


  2. October 19, 2012 at 11:59 am #

    Oooooh. Sounds delicious


  3. notedinnashville
    October 19, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

    Holy Butter Batman! This looks amazing.


  4. October 19, 2012 at 12:21 pm #

    Butter makes everything better! 🙂


  5. October 19, 2012 at 2:13 pm #

    Love this!


  6. October 19, 2012 at 2:50 pm #

    Butter is good for you!


  7. October 19, 2012 at 3:08 pm #

    Everyone should try “DEEp-FRIED-BUTTER” at the Texas State Fair


  8. October 19, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

    Hey … congrats on being freshly pressed!!


  9. October 20, 2012 at 1:22 am #

    Reblogged this on thesurvivalplaceblog.


  10. October 20, 2012 at 3:52 am #

    Why does the butter confound you? It’s about time the rubbish put about by the margarine (mostly water and one molecule away from plastic) makers was laid to rest. But if you really do want to avoid animal fat then just go for an oil – olive, sunflower, whatever – without the water and other added chemicals which make up margarine. Butter is best, and healthy, and natural, and … of course the taste! grumpytyke


  11. October 21, 2012 at 4:23 am #

    My favorite thing my mama cooks for me is salmon. Grilled or baked, I will always claim the largest cut for myself. Thanks for the nostalgia!


  12. October 21, 2012 at 8:30 pm #



  13. October 22, 2012 at 9:48 am #

    Yummmm! and gluten free! Yes!


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