Prosciutto butter on seared salmon

5 from 4 votes

Prosciutto butter on seared salmon

A flavorful butter blended with Italian prosciutto and fresh rosemary accompany seared salmon steaks
Servings 2 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • cutting board
  • knife
  • plastic wrap
  • Saute pan
  • mortar or a mixing bowl and spoon


  • 1/2 cup butter 1 stick, unaslted, at room temperature
  • 2 slices prosciutto
  • 1 tbsp rosemary fresh, chopped
  • 2 5 oz salmon steaks
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Gather your ingredients
    All ingredients displayed on a plate
  • Cut the butter into chunks and place them in a bowl; blend the butter with a fork until creamy
    1/2 cup butter
    Butter in the mortar
  • Remove the leaves from the rosemary sprigs and chop them finely; add the rosemary to the butter and mix well
    1 tbsp rosemary
    Chopped rosemary gets in the bowl
  • Chop the prosciutto; add to the compund and mix well until combined
    2 slices prosciutto
    Chopped prosciutto added to the mix
  • Reserve some of the butter for the recipe; spread the remaining compound into a piece of plastic wrap and roll inot a log; store in the refrigerator until the next use
    Compound butter wrapped in the plastic wrap
  • Preheat a sautee pan with the avocado oil on high heat; season the salmon with salt and pepper; quickly sear the salmon steaks, about 3-4 minutes per side; place 1 tablespoon of prosciutto butter over the steak and an additional tablespoon on the pan if desired, just 1 minute prior to being done. Serve immediately and enjoy!
    2 5 oz salmon steaks, 1 tbsp avocado oil, salt and pepper to taste
    Salmon ready for cooking


My husband inspired this recipe when he suggested I try to make a compound butter with some leftover prosciutto. So, I tried to make it and I served it with salmon. The flavor was so good with the umami hint from the prosciutto, the freshness of the rosemary, and the sweetness of the salmon.
Calories: 137kcal
Cost: $$
Course: Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: compound butter, flavored butter, herb butter, prosciutto, prosciutto butter, salmon, salmon steak, savory butter, seared salmon, seasoned butter


Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 134IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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