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Easy Lemon Salmon Piccata

Michelle Boulé
An updated Italian classic, this Easy Lemon Salmon Piccata is a recipe worthy of being on a restaurant menu! Creamy lemon sauce + salmon = delicious!
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 385 kcal


  • Saute Pan
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Skillet
  • Chef's Knife


  • 2 6oz Salmon Filets Skinless
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • ½ Cup Flour
  • 3 Tbsp Butter
  • 4 Garlic Cloves Minced
  • ½ Cup White Wine Dry
  • 1 Cup Chicken Stock
  • 2 Tsp Cornstarch
  • 3 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 4 Tbsp Capers Drained and Rinsed


  • Season salmon well with salt and pepper. Dredge in flour and shake off excess.
  • Melt butter is a skillet on medium-high heat. Once butter is melted, add salmon. Cook for 4 minutes on each side or until salmon reaches desired level of doneness. Remove salmon and set aside.
  • Add in garlic cloves and cook until softened. Stir in white wine and use to deglaze the pan and scape up anything that has stuck.
  • Mix together chicken stock and cornstarch to create a slurry, then add to the pan. Add lemon juice and capers and cook mixture until slightly thickened. Feel free to adjust seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add salmon back to pan and turn to coat with sauce. Serve with pasta or vegetables and enjoy!


Calories: 385kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 7gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 805mgPotassium: 249mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 530IUVitamin C: 11.3mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 2.3mg
Keyword Piccata, salmon piccata
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