Piccata is one of the simplest and quickest dishes to prepare. Salmon piccata is a nice change of pace from the traditional veal piccata or the more widely served chicken piccata.
Though the protein in this recipe can vary, the creamy, delicious sauce retains the same forceful buttery citrus taste that has made it a fan favourite. Piccata sauce is a beautiful rich complement for any chicken or fish dish, but salmon and piccata sauce are a match made in heaven.
Creamy Salmon Piccata
Season the salmon fillets on both sides with salt and pepper. In a shallow dish, place 1/4 cup flour; dredge the salmon in the flour to evenly coat it. Excess should be shaken off.
In a large nonstick skillet or pan, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium-high heat. Swirl in 1 tablespoon of oil to incorporate it with the butter. Add the salmon and cook for 4 minutes on each side, or until done to your preference. Transfer the salmon to a warm platter and cover with foil to keep it warm.
Melt the remaining 1 tablespoon butter (or oil) in the pan. Sauté for another minute, or until the garlic is aromatic. Bring the wine to a boil, scraping any browned bits from the pan's bottom. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the liquid has nearly completely evaporated. Bring 3/4 cup stock/broth and the lemon juice to a boil in the pan, then cook for another minute.
Mix 1 teaspoon of cornstarch (or cornflour) with 2 tablespoons of the reserved broth, whisking well to combine. Pour the mixture into the pan, stirring through the liquid to create a sauce. Cook for 1 minute or until slightly thickened. If it's not thick enough, mix the remaining cornstarch with the remaining broth and add to the centre of the pan. Stir in the cream and remove from heat and add the capers.
Return the salmon fillets to the pan. Add lemon slices, chopped parsley, and pepper to taste.
Serve immediately with the sauce over rice or pasta, along with your favourite veggies or a salad.
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories 459
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 25g39%
- Saturated Fat 8g40%
- Cholesterol 126mg42%
- Sodium 526mg22%
- Potassium 1018mg30%
- Total Carbohydrate 13g5%
- Sugars 3g
- Protein 38g76%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
*You can replace the wine with extra broth, but the wine adds a lot of flavour. *To cut calories and fat, replace cream with evaporated milk or half-and-half.