Garlic Butter Salmon

One of the most delicious dinners Mr. Chan has made. So buttery, so flavorful. It didn’t take too long to make either. A couple of things we didn’t include were the lemon juice and the red pepper flakes, but it didn’t really need it either.

Mr. Chan also made some string beans sautéed with cumin, and it was so very delicious. String beans + Cumin = unexpected pairing for my tongue.

Garlic Butter Salmon – from Primavera Kitchen


  • 1 ¼ pound salmon
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley, for garnishing


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil. The piece of foil should be big enough to fold over and seal the fish.
  2. In a small bowl, add lemon juice, garlic, and melted butter. Whisk everything together.
  3. Place salmon on prepared baking sheet.
  4. Pour the butter mixture over the salmon.
  5. Season with salt, pepper, oregano, and red pepper flakes.
  6. Fold the sides of the foil over the salmon. Make sure it is well sealed so the sauce does not leak.
  7. Place into oven and bake until cooked for about 20-25 minutes.
  8. Open the foil and broil the fish for 2-3 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven. Using a spoon, pour some of the butter sauce left in the foil onto the salmon before serve. Then, garnish with parsley.

String Beans – from Mr. Chan


  • 1/2 – 1 pound of string beans, with the ends cut off
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Salt
  • Cumin
  • Olive Oil


  1. Heat pan and drizzle olive oil as a base
  2. Add minced garlic and sauté til some of it is turning brown
  3. Add the string beans, salt, and cumin (all to taste)
  4. Mix the pan, and allow for string beans to sweat
  5. Once string beans are softer, the dish is ready to serve

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