April 2, 2024

20-Minute Salmon Picatta

20-Minute Salmon Picatta
Are you craving a restaurant-worthy meal that's surprisingly easy to prepare? You will love this recipe for Salmon Piccata! This classic dish boasts tender, flaky salmon bathed in a vibrant lemon-butter sauce, accented by briny capers for a burst of flavor. Theres nothing better than a salty, zesty and buttery sauce to accompany pan seared salmon. This meal can be on your table in under 20 minutes, which makes it a perfect weeknight meal, but it is fancy enough to serve to guests!
Why You'll Fall for Salmon Piccata:
Effortless Elegance: Ditch the complicated recipes! Salmon Piccata comes together in under 30 minutes,making it ideal for busy weeknights or a quick yet impressive dinner party dish.
Light + Flavorful: This dish is perfect for those seeking a healthy and flavorful meal. Lean protein from salmon and a light sauce with a hint of cream create a satisfying yet balanced plate.
Customizable Canvas: Feel free to personalize your piccata! Add your favorite vegetables like asparagus,cherry tomatoes, or artichoke hearts for a more vibrant experience.
Pantry Staples Shine: Salmon piccata utilizes basic ingredients, making it a great recipe to whip up when you need a last-minute meal.
Are you looking for more salmon recipes? Check out some of my favorites!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4


For the Salmon:

  • 1 lb salmon, cut into 4 oz portions
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil

For the Piccata Sauce:

  • 3 tbsp salted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Zest, from half a lemon
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 2 tbsp fresh oregano finely chopped (for garnish)


  • Season salmon fillets with 1 tsp salt.
  • Heat the oil in a pan over medium-high heat until hot and shimmering. Cook the salmon until golden and crisp on the outside, about 4 minutes.. Carefully flip the fillets and reduce the heat to medium..
  • Continue cooking until done to your liking, 1 to 2 minutes more, depending on how well done you like your salmon., Remove the salmon and place on a plate. Set aside.
  • Return the pan to medium heat and add butter, garlic, and a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring often, about 1 minute. Add the white wine and simmer until the sauce is reduced by about half. Add the, lemon juice, capers, lemon zest and fresh oregano. Place salmon back in the pan and heat for an extra minute. Then, spoon the sauce over the salmon. Garnish with additional oregano and serve warm.
Keyword 30 minute meal, fish, gluten-free, healthy, one-pot-meal, pescatarian
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