This post is sponsored by Danish Creamery. All opinions are my own.
Creamy, rich, tangy and so delicious, this salmon piccata recipe is the perfect weeknight meal. Ready to serve in 30 minutes and all made in one pan, this is one tasty dinner.
Creamy Salmon Piccata Skillet
Dinner just got easy, and super delicious!
Fresh salmon fillets are cooked in a creamy white wine and lemon sauce. The result is a lot of fresh but complex flavors, and everyone will be asking for seconds!
Why you’ll love this Salmon Piccata recipe:
- ONE PAN: All cooked in one skillet on the stovetop, clean up is a breeze!
- QUICK AND EASY: Ready to serve in 30 minutes, this dish requires very little prep time.
- SO FLAVORFUL: Piccata is a classic Italian dish, and let me tell you, Italians know how to do flavor! Fresh salmon fillets smothered in a silky and rich sauce and you get a wonderful burst of briny taste from the capers alongside tangy lemon juice. Delicious!
The Ultimate Dinner Recipe
Amazing dinners start with amazing ingredients. We always try to use quality ingredients in our recipes, and one of our absolute favorite starting blocks is butter.
You might remember me using Danish Creamery European Style Butter for my famous Brown Butter Banana Bread, Gooey Butter Cookies, Lemon Meringue Cake, and of course our Tuscan Chicken (one of my most popular recipes!) I have been SO impressed with Danish Creamery that it’s now my go-to butter brand.
I love using small batch Danish Creamery European Style butter in my recipes because the 85% butterfat and attention to quality truly makes a difference. When you start with quality, the end result is quality.
How to make Salmon Piccata at Home
Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!
- Season the salmon and dredge in flour.
- Cook on both sides til golden brown. Set aside.
- Melt Danish Creamery butter and add in the garlic.
- Stir in flour.
- Whisk in wine and deglaze the skillet.
- Pour in the chicken stock and simmer.
- Stir in the cream, lemon juice, lemon slices and capers.
- Return the salmon to the pan and spoon over the sauce.
Can you use frozen salmon?
I much prefer to use fresh salmon fillets for this recipe as they tend to have a firmer texture, but you can use frozen in a pinch. Defrost it fully and then pat it dry to remove excess moisture before seasoning, dredging and cooking.
Can you make it ahead of time?
This salmon piccata is best served as soon as it’s made so that the salmon is nice and fresh. If you do have leftovers, they will keep well for up to 4 days in an airtight container.
Reheat the dish in the oven at 350F, with the top covered with foil, til warmed through.
What do you serve it with?
This salmon piccata is perfect served over pasta. I like to serve it with longer pasta like angel hair, spaghetti or linguini. It can also be served over rice or mashed potatoes. Serve with a simple vegetable side like steamed broccoli or garlic roasted asparagus.
This Salmon Piccata would also be delicious over rice. The possibilities are endless!
- Make this recipe gluten-free, by dredging the salmon in a 1:1 GF flour.
- If you don’t want to cook with wine, you can substitute it for extra chicken stock.
- This recipe can also be made with chicken breasts or thighs. The recipe will remain the same, but the cooking time will need to be increased a little to ensure that it is fully cooked through.
This salmon piccata is such a flavorful meal. So simple, so easy and fancy at the same time, what’s not to love?!
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