Creamy Salmon Piccata
This Creamy Salmon Piccata is a quick and easy one pot meal that is on the dinner table in 30 minutes! Perfectly pan seared salmon in a creamy lemon sauce that the entire family will love!
My creamy salmon piccata is quickly becoming my new go to recipe. Like most of my favorite recipes on the blog, this is another one pan dinner. So the sauce and the salmon both cook up nicely in just one skillet. I love dinners like this. Easy clean-ups and I were made for each other.
Start by seasoning your salmon fillets with a sprinkling of salt and pepper. Then, gather all of your other ingredients and get them ready to go because this recipe moves fast. You also may want to go ahead and pour yourself a glass of KRIS Wine. I’m a huge fan of KRIS Wine! It pairs perfectly with this creamy salmon piccata dish, but it’s so great on its own too!
Along with the wonderful wine, I served this meal with some organic rigatoni from Alessi, but it would also be great over spaghetti alongside some crusty bread because that sauce is just begging to be soaked up with a hunk of bread.
If you’re watching what you eat, this would be great with a salad on the side too. Quinoa is the perfect alternative if you’re off the pasta currently. Really, anything would go with this.
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Creamy Salmon Piccata
- 4 6 oz salmon fillets
- 1/4 cup flour (gluten free as needed)
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- salt & pepper
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 1/3 cups low-sodium chicken broth, divided
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1/3 cup heavy cream*
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 3-4 tablespoons capers, drained
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley and lemon slices (optional for garnish)
- rigatoni or other pasta for serving
- Season salmon fillets evenly with salt and pepper. Add flour to a shallow dish; dredge the salmon in the flour to evenly coat. Shake off excess.
- Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and then salmon; sauté 4 minutes on each side or until just cooked to your liking. Peel any skin off of salmon, if needed. Transfer salmon to a warm plate and cover with foil to keep warm; set aside.
- Add butter to skillet and once melted add garlic and sauté about 20 seconds.
- Pour in 1 cup chicken broth and let simmer until broth is reduced by half, about 4 minutes. Meanwhile in a small bowl whisk together remaining 1/3 cup broth with cornstarch.
- While whisking pour cornstarch mixture into reduced broth mixture. Cook and stir until thickened, about 1 minute.
- Stir in cream and lemon juice. Remove from heat, return salmon to skillet.
- Spoon sauce over salmon. Serve over Alessi pasta and sprinkle with capers and parsley. Serve immediately.
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Is the salmon skin on or off?
I usually cook the salmon with the skin on, but take it off before serving. You can definitely take it off before cooking, it’s just way easier to remove it after the salmon is cooked.
That looks absolutely delicious. I love salmon! It’s so healthy. This looks like a great way to cook it!
This is a pretty straightforward dinner recipe. The only fish my hubby can have is Salmon
I am not a salmon fan, but the dish does look very good! My husband might like it though since he likes salmon!
This looks so yummy! I have been dying for some new salmon recipes to try! I love the fish but I don’t always know how to keep it exciting! Thanks for sharing!
Oh wow i’ve never thought of making salmon piccata and have only ever had it with chicken. But this looks absolutely delicious. I love a good caper pasta dish, and have plenty of salmon in the frig. Going to definitely be making this ASAP.
Now that looks delicious. I always avoid buying salmon because I don’t know just exactly what to do with it. Now I do.
Omg this looks SO GOOD! I am hungry right now and I just want to make this right now lol. I love salmon and I love noodles so really it’s the perfect meal for me. LOOVE it!
This looks really good. I love Salmon and I can imagine having this with steaming white rice. Can’t wait to try this recipe on Saturday. Thank you for sharing.
This is something i want to try looks so delicious and creamy salmon and pasta ., thanks for this wonderful recipe ..
This looks like a lovely dish for those who enjoy salmon. It would be a lovely addition to a dinner party.
I love Salmon in any form. But frankly this is fairly new to me. Will try this over the weekend and let you know how it goes!
I am a huge fan of salmon and this looks so tasty but annoyingly my partner isn’t a salmon fan so I’d need to do it when he’s away x
YUM haven’t made a piccata dish with capers in too long! 🙂
I love Italia food like anything. I love salmon, pasta madly so I have to try it..
We love salmon and are always looking for new ways to enjoy it. This looks very comforting.
Such a vibrant dish! Love the combination of flavors.
This is an easy to make dinner the family will surely love. Looks so sumptuous!
I love pasta recipes and this one doesn’t disappoint! Salmon is my favorite so I know that I’ll love this! Yum! Pinned! 🙂