Skillet Salmon with White Beans and Charred Lemon

OH HI. So this morning I had a major site crash, and it lost my whole post. So – here are three photos, and the recipe. Lawd knows I have no idea what I blabbed about this morning. Something about Emily Gilmore and having a face that looks like a lighthouse? Because I make sense like that.

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Skillet Salmon with White Beans and Charred Lemon / Bev Cooks


Skillet Salmon with White Beans and Charred Lemon / Bev Cooks

Skillet Salmon with White Beans and Charred Lemon
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  • 2 Tbs. butter
  • 1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon, cut into slices
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (15 oz) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 fresh salmon fillets
  • Parsley sprigs, for garnish
  • About a cup of halved cherry tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat your oven to 400.
  2. Heat 1 Tbs. of butter and the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the butter foams, add the lemon slices and sear on both sides, 2-3 minutes total. Reserve lemons.
  3. Back in the skillet, add the remaining butter. Once foaming, add the garlic, and sauté for 30 seconds, until fragrant. Add the beans and toss in the garlic and butter. Season the salmon on both sides with salt and pepper, and nestle them in the skillet. Arrange the lemon slices on top of the salmon, and bake for 15-20 minutes, until the salmon is cooked through and flakey.
  4. Garnish with halved cherry tomatoes and torn parsley sprigs. Give the whole skillet another squeeze of lemon! DONE. INHALE.
  5. Serves 4 (light dinners).

Skillet Salmon with White Beans and Charred Lemon / Bev Cooks

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8 Responses to Skillet Salmon with White Beans and Charred Lemon

  1. The Kitten Abides January 13, 2017 at 11:05 am #
    Bev - you brilliant badass, you've done it again! Can't wait to try this with some of the super yummy salmon from Costco . . . just one teeny question, when you say "nestle" the filets in the skillet - is that on TOP of the beans in the skillet? Or on the skillet cooking surface, surrounded by the beans? A little clarification for my middle-aged muddled mind would be helpful - thanks!
    • Bev Weidner January 13, 2017 at 11:38 am #
      Glad you asked! You can scoot the beans to the sides and nestle the salmon down in the pan. Where the fillets touch the pan! Not really on top of the beans. Hope this helps!
  2. Mary Callan January 13, 2017 at 6:40 pm #
    Love this! simple with tremendous flavor -can't wait to try this:)
  3. 2pots2cook January 17, 2017 at 3:45 am #
    Oh yes ! I'm in. Thank you and have a pleasant day !
  4. Ally February 3, 2017 at 6:08 pm #
    Made this for dinner and it was delicious. omg the beans. soooo good.
    • Bev Weidner February 4, 2017 at 7:47 am #
      Thank you so much for telling me! Makes my DAY. Happy you enjoyed it!


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