This post has been sponsored by MasterPan. I received a MasterPan for review; however, all opinions here are my own.
Here’s an easy lemon garlic butter recipe to use as a simple sauce to punch up the flavor of almost any fish or veggie — a great way to take advantage of plentiful fresh herbs this time of year. I used fresh parsley from my garden in my own lemon garlic butter here, but you can swap out for herbs of your choice to help keep things fresh and interesting.
Keeping things fresh and interesting makes it a lot easier to cook up whole foods for your family, as does this unusual pan, which probably already caught your interest! I recently had the opportunity to try out the MasterPan, which allows you to create an entire meal using just one pan, on just one burner. It’s also oven safe to 350 degrees for one hour, but I think its greatest strength will be on the stove.
This (non-Teflon) cast aluminum nonstick pan gives you six, count ’em, six separate, compartmentalized cooking areas, with the middle section being the hottest — perfect for searing salmon as I did here. I did pre-cook my potatoes for a few minutes in the microwave and stagger my cooking times, but used just one pan over medium high heat to cook this entire meal of fresh salmon, green beans, Yukon Gold potatoes, cherry tomatoes, and lemon garlic butter sauce.
Potatoes take the longest to cook, so always get those going first — but these were able to saute merrily along in their own section with a little olive oil, minced garlic, and homemade seasoned salt while I got everything else ready for the pan. My salmon went in next, skin side up first to sear the tops nicely in olive oil, and then I flipped the fillets and seasoned them simply with a little sea salt & black pepper. The cherry tomatoes with minced garlic, sea salt, & pepper just cook in a bit of olive oil for a few minutes until they start to burst, and the fresh green beans with crushed red pepper just need to go for a few minutes until bright green.
Chopped fresh parsley here unifies the meal: Parsley can be found in the lemon garlic butter sauce for the fish and green beans, as well as topping the finished tomatoes and potatoes. Lemon garlic butter comes in just at the end when everything else is cooked through — as the butter starts to melt, just turn off the heat under your pan and let the residual heat melt it the rest of the way so you can combine your sauce ingredients
It took just about 20 minutes to cook this entire dinner, and even less time to clean up, because one pan = easy cleanup! This meal would normally have required four pans, but just a little dish soap and water suffices to clean the MasterPan easily. Just wipe it out with a sponge, no scrubbing required and no dealing with multiple pans for multiple dishes.
Easy Lemon Garlic Butter
2 Tbsp butter
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
Add butter to pan over medium high heat, and it will start melting immediately. When it’s about halfway melted, turn off the heat under your pan. Add lemon juice, minced garlic, and parsley, and stir to combine. Use Lemon Garlic Butter to top fish and veggies.
How easy peasy is that?
This is such an easy way to punch up the flavor of fresh fish & veggies for a light yet filling summer meal. Normally you’d need to remove the cooked fish from the pan, wipe it out, and then use it to make the lemon garlic butter sauce, but using the MasterPan I was able just to reserve a small empty section and cook up the sauce right as everything else was finishing up.
Want to check out a MasterPan for yourself?
Of course I have a coupon code for you guys if you want to try this out!
- The MasterPan is normally priced at $79.99, but Mashup Mom readers can use code MP214 for $20 off to drop that down to $59.99.
- Update! As of the afternoon of 7/8/16, the MasterPan just went on sale for $69.99 — so now is $49.99 after $20 code.
The MasterPan is also useful for built in portion control, breakfasts, reheating leftovers without using the microwave, families with different food tastes (or picky kids who don’t like their foods to touch), and more. What might you make in yours?
Easy Lemon Garlic Butter, printable version
- 2 Tbsp butter
- Juice of ½ a lemon
- ½ tsp minced garlic
- 1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
- Add butter to pan over medium high heat, and it will start melting immediately.
- When it's about halfway melted, turn off the heat under your pan.
- Add lemon juice, minced garlic, and parsley, and stir to combine.
- Use Lemon Garlic Butter to top fish and veggies.