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Best Salmon Piccata

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Best Salmon Piccata is a classic Italian dish, typically made with chicken or veal, cooked in a flavorful sauce. Only this time, it’s my seafood version made with salmon; and, it’s ABSOLUTELY DIVINE!  An easy, flavorful dinner with salmon that’s ready in minutes, and lemony-delicious!  


A simple, no-fail recipe for salmon.  This easy recipe for salmon has a delicious lemon-flavored sauce that will hide any fishy taste from the salmon, which makes it irresistible.

It’s also perfect because the salmon and sauce are cooked in One-Skillet!  …which I love.  ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Similar to our Mom’s Best Chicken Piccata, or our Veal Piccata with Lemon and Capers which we like to keep on rotation.


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For this recipe, you will need some salmon, a couple of lemons, some white wine, a little flour, and a few capers to make this dish FABULOUS! 

I love to cook up simple meals, and I love to cook seafood all year long.  And simple dinners like this one is a tried and true recipe you’ll want to keep.   

You can serve this salmon piccata with our favorite side of Angel Hair Pasta with Lemon Sauce along with a green salad to round out and complete the meal. 



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As always, Italian cooking is simple cooking.  There are 3 key elements in Italian cooking that will give flavor and turn an ordinary dish into extraordinary:

1.  Fat – which is in the rich extra virgin olive oil.

2.  Salt –  which is in the capers and the sea salt. 

3.  and Acidity – which is the lemon juice and white wine.   




Ingredients Needed: (your shopping list)

  • salmon – anywhere from 1 to 2 pounds and sliced into 4 pieces

  • all-purpose flour (or GF)

  • extra virgin olive oil

  • white wine

  • lemon – about 2 lemons juiced

  • capers

  • butter

  • small lemon – to slice as a garnish

  • seasonings – some sea salt, herbs de Provence, and fresh cracked black pepper

  • optional:  1/4 cup chicken or seafood broth


This Salmon dish is made on a stovetop and in one large skillet. 

There are two easy steps in making this dish:

Step 1:  Heat the skillet, and add the olive oil.  Lightly season the salmon with sea salt.  When olive oil is hot, lightly flour all the sides of salmon and add each one to the skillet.  Add some seasonings and cook the salmon for a few minutes on each side. 

Step 2:  Next, add in the capers, lemon juice, and white wine. Finally, add in the butter and simmer the salmon for a few minutes more, until it’s fully cooked.  Then serve.

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Cook’s Notes and Tips:

  • If you can,  try to purchase salmon at a fish market.  Ask if the fishmonger to remove the bottom skin from the salmon, leaving the salmon perfectly skinless on all sides.

  • The sauce is created with 4 simple ingredients to give flavor to the salmon and they all work perfectly together.

  • Sometimes I like to add in a splash of chicken broth to the sauce for additional flavor and to create plenty of sauce, enough to go over the salmon and extra for a side dish to soak up, like polenta or mashed potatoes. (Note: vegetable broth will work too)

  • As always, the flour is used to help keep in the moisture of the salmon and not dry it out while it’s cooking.  It’s also used to help thicken the sauce.

  • Before starting, always sprinkle the tops of each salmon with a little sea salt.  Then dredge in flour.  

  • I rarely measure my seasonings, so you can sprinkle extra with the herbs de Provence as you like.


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Best Salmon Piccata is a simple no-fuss dish with a savory sauce that is juicy and tasty.

The salmon will turn out moist, juicy and totally delicious!  This recipe will feed a family of 3 to 4. 

It is such a delicious dish.  I hope you’ll try this recipe for salmon piccata and enjoy it as much as we do! 

Boun Appetito! 




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Yield: 4 servings

Easy Salmon Piccata

Best Salmon Piccata by

Best Salmon Piccata is a classic Italian dish, typically made with chicken or veal, and cooked in a flavorful sauce. Only this time, it's my seafood version made with salmon; and it's ABSOLUTELY DIVINE! An easy, delicious dinner with salmon that's ready in minutes, and perfectly delicious!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 2 pounds (cut into 4 pieces) salmon
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour (or GF)
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp. + extra of dried Herbs de Provence
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 + 1/2 lemon - juiced
  • 1 Tbps. capers
  • 2 Tbsp. butter - divided
  • fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 4 slices of lemon, as a garnish
  • optional: a splash of chicken or seafood broth


  1. First, lightly sprinkle some sea salt over each piece of salmon. Set aside.
  2. Grab a small plate and add the flour.
  3. Next, heat a large deep non-stick skillet on the stovetop and on moderate heat for about 1 minute. Add the olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter to the skillet.
  4. Take each piece of salmon and coat all sides with flour, and shake off excess flour. Add each one to the skillet and saute the salmon for a few minutes, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle lightly on top of each salmon with some herbs de Provence.
  6. Then flip over each piece and continue to cook for an additional 3 to 4 minutes, and again lightly sprinkle on top each salmon with some Herbs de Provence.
  7. Toss in some capers, and pour in the white wine and lemon juice. Lightly stir the sauce around the salmon.
  8. Lower the heat and simmer for a few minutes until the sauce has reduced a little. Toss in the remaining butter and add some fresh cracked black pepper. Taste the sauce, and adjust the seasonings if needed.
  9. Cover with a lid and simmer the salmon for a few minutes more for well done. If you prefer your salmon to be medium or medium-rare, then cook the salmon less.
  10. Garnish with a lemon slice on each. And serve each one with a couple of spoonfuls of the lemon sauce over the top.
  11. yields: 2 to 4 servings


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Happy and Healthy Cooking! ๐Ÿ™‚

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xo Anna and Liz  

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  • Reply
    October 25, 2020 at 1:50 am

    i love salmon and we usually have it once a week at least. this looks great! lemon and capers go so well with this fishy delight.

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      October 27, 2020 at 12:56 pm

      This recipe is absolutely divine and it’s perfect for salmon lovers like me and you! Enjoy!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    October 23, 2020 at 11:38 am

    We are definitely creatures of habit with our salmon but don’t object to branching out now and then ๐Ÿ™‚ I especially love the capers in this!

    • Reply
      2 Sisters Recipes
      October 23, 2020 at 1:32 pm

      We are too, and I make salmon so many different ways. But this is my familyโ€™s favorite recipe and request that I make salmon piccata all the time. Hope you will try it soon! Enjoy and have a great weekend!

  • Reply
    October 23, 2020 at 7:55 am

    One of my girlfriends just mentioned that she made salmon piccata for dinner, so it’s been on my mind! I was going to use my chicken piccata recipe, but now that I’ve seen yours, I will take your suggestion, and coat my salmon in flour first. It looks terrific! Hope you have a terrific weekend!

    • Reply
      2 Sisters Recipes
      October 23, 2020 at 1:25 pm

      Oh thank you so much Liz!! Let me know how you like my recipe! Enjoy and have a great weekend!

  • Reply
    Jeff the Chef
    October 22, 2020 at 10:47 am

    What a nice piccata twist!

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      October 22, 2020 at 10:58 am

      It definitely is – and I hope you’ll try it. Thanks so much, Jeff. Have a great weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

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