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Sous vide salmon next to three lemon slices, orzo, and asparagus

Sous Vide Salmon with Lemon Butter Sauce

Cook salmon perfectly every time! Sous Vide Salmon is easy to make and cooked to perfection with a lemon butter sauce.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword salmon recipe, seafood, seafood recipes, sous vide, sous vide recipes, sous vide salmon, sous vide salmon recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 544kcal


  • Sous vide cooker
  • Large pot of water
  • Skillet
  • Small bowl to mix seasoning
  • Large zip-lock bag



  • Season your salmon with the rosemary sea salt mixture.
    Seasoning salmon fillet on a white plate
  • Place the fish in a zip-lock bag with a sprig of fresh rosemary, then seal it tightly, removing as much air as possible.
    Seasoned salmon in a plastic bag with a rosemary sprig on top
  • Set your sous vide machine to 115°F for 45 minutes and place the bag into the pot of water. Clip your bag of salmon to the side of the pot and make sure that the meat is submerged, but that no water can get into the bag.
    Sous vide cooker with a bag of salmon clipped to the side
  • Once done cooking, remove your salmon from the bag and set it aside on a plate. Heat a skillet over medium and add butter and minced garlic.
    Melted butter in a pan with garlic
  • When the butter melts, squeeze in juice from half a lemon, then add and sear your salmon. Sear flesh-side down, then flip to sear the skin.
    Remember, flip carefully. While your salmon cooks, spoon that delicious lemon butter garlic sauce over the top! This is key to building the best flavor!
    Cooking salmon skin-side down in a skillet



  • Take care when flipping your salmon after cooking it sous vide. It will be extra tender and moist, so be careful when handling it so it doesn’t fall apart!
  • You can serve this salmon cold to mix into pasta, on salads and in sandwiches, or even over rice. It’s just as delicious chilled!
  • Try our Sous Vide Beef Tenderloin Recipe next!


Calories: 544kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 157mg | Sodium: 3913mg | Potassium: 1142mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1038IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 158mg | Iron: 5mg