Salmon Piccata Recipe

Salmon Piccata Recipe

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How To Make Salmon Piccata

Salmon piccata is a tasty, less intimidating version of the Italian dish. This recipe uses lemon, capers, garlic, and white wine for authentic flavors.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • 24ozsalmon filletsskinless
  • sea salt and lemon pepperor black pepper, to taste
  • ¼cupflour
  • 2tbspsunsalted butter
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 4garlic clovesminced
  • cupdry white wine
  • 1cupchicken stockor broth, low-sodium, fat free
  • 1tspcornstarch
  • 3tbspsFresh Lemon Juice
  • 4tbspscapersrinsed and drained
  • 4tbspsparsleycoarsely chopped, to serve
  • Lemon slicesto serve


  1. Season both sides of salmon fillets evenly with salt and pepper. Add 1/4 cup of the flour to a shallow dish; dredge the salmon in the flour to coat evenly. Shake off excess.

  2. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a large nonstick pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil and swirl to mix through the butter.

  3. Sear salmon for 4 minutes on each side or until cooked to your liking. Transfer salmon to a warm plate; tent with foil and set aside.

  4. Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter in the pan. Saute garlic for a further minute until fragrant. Add wine; bring to a boil scraping any browned bits off of the bottom of the pan. Cook until liquid almost evaporates, stirring occasionally.

  5. Add 3/4 cup stock or broth to the pan along with the lemon juice; bring to a boil and cook for a further 3 minutes.

  6. Whisk cornstarch together with the reserved 1/4 cup stock or broth. Pour the mixture into the pan, stirring through the liquid to create a sauce. Cook for 1 minute or until slightly thickened. Remove from heat.

  7. Stir capers through the sauce. Place the salmon fillets back into the pan, gently turning each fillet to evenly coat in the sauce.

  8. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and extra pepper. Serve immediately over rice, pasta or vegetables of choice.

Recipe Notes


If you don’t want to use white wine, you can replace it with extra broth. Keep in mind that the wine adds amazing flavor to the dish.



  • Calories: 515.75kcal
  • Fat: 32.93g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.55g
  • Trans Fat: 0.23g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.75g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.39g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.21g
  • Fiber: 0.94g
  • Sugar: 1.55g
  • Protein: 37.77g
  • Cholesterol: 110.62mg
  • Sodium: 689.21mg
  • Calcium: 40.71mg
  • Potassium: 764.63mg
  • Iron: 1.40mg
  • Vitamin A: 66.00µg
  • Vitamin C: 17.54mg
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