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. 🙂
Similar to our Mom’s Best Chicken Piccata, or our Veal Piccata with Lemon and Capers which we like to keep on rotation.
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.
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
lemon – about 2 lemons juiced
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.
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.
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!
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