Garlic lemon salmon piccata
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5 from 2 votes

Garlic-Lemon Salmon Piccata

Salmon is an extremely versatile fish that can be prepared in many ways. This easy Salmon Piccata with garlic, lemon, capers, and baby spinach is so flavorful, and simple enough for a weeknight meal!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: easy recipes, seafood
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 562kcal
Author: Victoria


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper (I also like to sprinkle paprika on my salmon fillets)
  • 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets (or equivalent weight salmon in small fillets)
  • 3 tablespoons butter divided
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup capers drained
  • 1 lemon thinly sliced
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  • In a shallow baking dish, add flour. Season salmon with salt and pepper (and paprika if desired), then dredge in the flour, and toss until coated.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter and olive oil. Add salmon and cook until golden, 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.
  • Add remaining 2 tablespoons butter to skillet. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute, then add lemon juice and white wine and bring to a simmer. Stir in capers, lemon slices and spinach and let cook down until wilted, 2 minutes.
  • Return salmon to skillet and combine. Garnish with parsley and serve.

Notes & Nutrition

FromĀ Delish
Servings 4.0 * calories 562 * Total Fat 27 g * Saturated Fat 6 g * Monounsaturated Fat 5 g * Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g * Trans Fat 0 g * Cholesterol 120 mg * Sodium 672 mg * Potassium 71 mg * Total Carbohydrate 28 g * Dietary Fiber 2 g * Sugars 1 g * Protein 48 g
*All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.*