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  • Author: chefjar
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4


Creamy Salmon Piccata is a quick and delicious one pot salmon recipe. Seasoned salmon fillets pan seared and served with an incredible creamy lemon piccata sauce. A perfect salmon dish for lunch or dinner!



  • Salmon fillets ( skinless)- 4 ( about 6 oz. / 800 gm)
  • Ground black pepper- to taste
  • Salt- as needed
  • All-purpose flour- 1/4 cup, optional
  • Vegetable oil- 2 tablespoons, for frying


  • Unsalted butter- 2 tablespoons
  • Garlic cloves ( minced)- 1 tablespoon
  • Low-sodium chicken stock/broth- 1 1/4 cup
  • Lemon juice- 4 tablespoons
  • Cornstarch- 1 tablespoon, mixed with 1 tablespoon of water or broth
  • Heavy cream- 1/2 cup
  • Capers ( rinsed & drained)- 4 tablespoons
  • Ground black pepper- 1/2 teaspoon
  • Fresh parsley ( finely chopped)- 2 tablespoons
  • Lemon slices to serve


  • Season each salmon fillet with salt and ground black pepper. Put 1/4 cup of all purpose flour into a flat or shallow dish. Dredge the salmon to coat evenly and shake off excess.
  • In a large non-stick pan heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Once it is hot, add the salmon and cook for about 8-10 minutes, about 4-5 minutes per side. The internal temperature should be 145 F ( 62 C) in the thickest part. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil. Keep aside.
  • Melt butter in  the same pan over medium high heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute. Pour in  the chicken stock/ broth along with lemon juice and bring to a gentle simmer.
  • Mix the cornstarch with water or broth and add the mixture into the pan. Whisk immediately to avoid any lumps.
  • Stir in the heavy cream and cook for a further minute until the sauce thickens.
  • Add the capers and remove from the heat.
  • Return the salmon back into the pan.  Adjust salt and pepper to your liking. Garnish with chopped parsley and add in lemon slices.
  • Serve with mashed potatoes, pasta, steamed broccoli or mashed cauliflower.
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Category: Salmon recipes
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • Calories: 457 kcal
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Sodium: 519 mg
  • Fat: 24 g
  • Saturated Fat: 7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12 g
  • Protein: 36 g
  • Cholesterol: 126 mg

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