Salmon Piccata is a delicious, simple adaptation of traditional piccata. Fillets of salmon are dredged in almond or all purpose flour and pan-fried to perfection. Piccata sauce is a zesty, lemony butter sauce that complements most meats and fish perfectly. This light, healthy recipe is a very easy to make, family friendly dinner that is great for busy weeknights.
Servings: 4 servings
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 medium shallot (finely diced)
- 4 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1 cup white wine
- 1/4 cup lemon juice (fresh squeezed)
- 1/4 cup capers (drained)
- fresh parsley (optional, garnish)
Mix together the almond flour, salt and pepper on a plate. Dredge the salmon in the flour mixture and place on a plate.
Heat the butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Once the butter-oil mixture is hot and sizzles when drops of water are sprinkled over it, add the salmon.
Cook until golden brown, about 3-4 minutes, then flip carefully with a fish spatula, if you have one, and cook an additional 3-4 minutes or until the fish is opaque throughout and easily flakes with a fork. Remove to a clean plate.
Reduce the heat to medium and add the remaining butter to the pan. Once melted, add the shallots and garlic and cook until softened, about 2 minutes.
Slowly pour in the wine, raise the heat, and bring to a boil. Reduce by half, scraping up any browned bits. Add the lemon juice and capers and stir.
Place the salmon back into the pan to warm through.
Top the fish with the sauce, and garnish with fresh parsley, if desired.
Tips and Techniques
** Nutritional information is an estimate and may vary.
- To lower the net carbs in this recipe even more, you can eliminate the shallot and/or almond flour. If you eliminate the almond flour, simply cook the salmon seasoned with salt and pepper in the skillet, or bake it, if preferred.
- You can use chicken stock or, even better, chicken bone broth instead of white wine.
- Store leftovers separately in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Use within 3-4 days.
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 386kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 649mg | Potassium: 655mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 2mg