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Salmon Piccata with Lemon and Wine Sauce

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Salmon Piccata is quickly sautéed with onions, garlic, capers and kalamata olives in a buttery lemon and white wine sauce.  This is an easy and very tasty salmon piccata that is big on flavor and on omega 3’s!  Even my husband who is not fond of salmon, actually enjoyed it!

Piccata sauce is usually made with some basics such as butter, lemon and white wine.  Then it’s simmered together to create an amazing velvety sauce.  And, sometimes more ingredients are added to give the dish more savory flavors, such as: capers, kalamata olives and even chicken stock.  These additional ingredients offer a lot of flavor to the sauce, making this salmon piccata taste out of this world!

It’s so good, you won’t believe your eating salmon.

The capers along with some chicken stock and clam juice,  will give enough sodium to the sauce.  So you won’t need to add too much salt.  And, if you don’t have any clam juice?  Don’t worry, leaving it out is OK too.  Chicken stock will do just fine!

And, I always taste the sauce and adjust the seasonings if I need to before I serve.


Salmon Piccata with Lemon and Wine Sauce

  • 2  small Salmon steaks
  • ground parprika
  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 medium yellow onion – thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves – chopped
  • 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 tsp. capers
  • 1/2 small juice of Lemon
  • 1/4 cup of white wine
  • 2 Tbsp. All Natural clam juice
  • 1/4 cup All Natural chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup calamata black olives – cut in half (about 14 olives)
  • fresh ground pepper to taste

Lightly sprinkle salmon steaks with ground paprika and set aside.

In a large nonstick skillet and one that can be placed into the oven.
On medium heat, melt 2 Tbsp. butter with olive oil.
Add onions, garlic, and red pepper flakes and sauté for a few minutes, until they are translucent.

Add the salmon and simmer salmon for a 2 minutes. Then add the wine, clam juice and chicken stock. Transfer the skillet into the oven to broil for 2 minutes, or until you brown the tops of Salmon.

Carefully remove skillet from oven.
Then remove Salmon and transfer to a serving platter.  Pour the remaining sauce over the salmons. Top with lemon juice, capers and black olives and serve.

Serves 2

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    May 10, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    oh my goodness, we tried this Salmon recipe and its was fantastic …. we love Salmon, please post some more , thanks

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