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Salmon Piccata

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My husband’s birthday was last Wednesday, and as a tradition the birthday boy or girl gets to pick what we eat. He chose salmon piccata. Chicken piccata frequents our dinner menu but never salmon. We both love fish so I’m down to try it. After making this dish, I now prefer salmon to chicken.

To get a good sear on salmon, pat dry with a paper towel, and season with salt and pepper. Cook in a large non-stick fry pan with butter and oil. If you have a smaller frypan, cook in batches. When cooking, the fillet will turn from a dark pink to a light pink. Starting from the bottom, moving its way up the fillet. Once it’s about half of the way up, then it is time to flip the fish, about 8 minutes. Continue to cook on the other side for approximately 4 more minute. If you were cooking skin on salmon you would cook longer on the skin side, until the fillet has lighted three quarters of the way up the fillet. Then only cooking 2 minutes on the other side.

Remove the salmon from the pan and set aside while you make the sauce. Add shallots and garlic to the butter left in the pan. Sauté for 2 minutes until translucent. Add white wine and reduce by half, approx 4 minutes. Add sun-dried tomatoes and continue to sauté for 1 minute. Sun-dried tomatoes are not a typical ingredient in a piccata, but I like the sweet, tangy tomato flavour it adds. It is an added layer to the complex flavours of this dish. Add chicken broth, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Bring to a boil and add capers.

In a separate bowl whisk together flour and water. This makes a slurry, which is used to thicken sauces and gravies.

Add slurry to the sauce using a whisk. If the sauce is to thick add a little more chicken stock or water. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper if desired. Now is the time to add the fish back to the pan to warm though. Top with chopped parsley. Serve over a pasta of your choice.

Picky Eaters Tip: My picky eater won’t eat salmon. I keep trying to introduce it. I gave him pasta with butter and parmesan.

Salmon Piccata

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Category: Fish

Cuisine: Italian

Servings: 5

Salmon Piccata

Ingredients

  • 5 6oz salmon fillet
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2tbs butter
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 2 shallots chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic chopped or 1 tsp garlic puree
  • 2 TBS sundried tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • Juice and zest from 2 lemons
  • 1/4 cup of capers
  • 4 Tbs of slurry (4 tsp flour, 2 TBS + 2 tsp of cold water)
  • 4 Tbs chopped parsley

Instructions

  1. Pat dry salmon and season with salt and pepper
  2. In a large non-stick frypan, at a medium high heat, add butter and olive oil (If you don’t have a pan large enough cook in batches.
  3. pan sear salmon approx 8 minutes on one side approx 4 minutes on the other side
  4. Set fish aside
  5. Add shallots and garlic to butter, sauté for 2 minutes until translucent
  6. Add white wine and reduce by half, approx 4 minutes
  7. Add sun-dried tomatoes and continue to sauté for 1 minute
  8. Add chicken broth, lemon juice and lemon zest bring to a boil and add capers
  9. In a separate bowl whisk together flour and water
  10. Add slurry to the sauce using a whisk
  11. If the sauce is to thick add a little more chicken stock or water
  12. taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper if desired
  13. Add fish back to sauce
  14. Bring to a light boil
  15. Add chopped parsley
  16. Serve over pasta

Notes

**Nutrition facts are for salmon and sauce only. It does not include pasta.

Nutrition Facts

Salmon Piccata

Serves

Amount Per Serving
Calories 277
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 13.8%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 80mg 26.7%
Sodium 405mg 16.9%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 3.7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 38g
Vitamin A 44mg Vitamin C 40mg
Calcium 8mg Iron 9mg

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

https://nicholekellyskitchens.ca/2019/12/08/salmon-piccata-recipe/

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AboutNichole Kelly

Hi, I'm Nichole Kelly. I am a super busy mom of 2 boys (one that plays rep baseball), a coaches wife, with a full time job in Marketing and I go to school in my "free time".

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