If you’re a pasta-lover like I am, then you are going to love this dish! This creamy salmon piccata may sound fancy, but that doesn’t make it complicated! It’s a quick 30-minute meal, and it’s absolutely delicious.
How to Make Salmon Piccata
- Prep the salmon: Pat the salmon filets dry with a paper towel, and season each side with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Then coat the filets with flour, shaking off any excess.
- Cook the salmon: Next, melt some butter in a frying pan on medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, add the salmon filets and cover the pan with a lid. Cook for about 4 minutes (or until golden), and flip to cook on the other side for 3-4 minutes. Then, remove the salmon from the pan and cover it with tin foil. Salmon should reach an internal temperature of 145° Fahrenheit, so it’s helpful to use a meat thermometer if you have one!
- Make the noodles: You can make the fettuccine at any point while cooking this meal, just follow the instructions on the packaging. It should only take about 15 minutes to make start-to-finish, so I usually let the noodles cook while making the sauce. (I don’t mention cooking the noodles in the instructions, so just make them whenever is most convenient for you.)
- Make the sauce: Using the same pan that you used for the salmon, melt the butter. Then add some minced garlic, salt, pepper, thyme, and oregano. Mix all the seasonings well, but only let them cook for about a minute–you don’t want to burn them, and butter burns easily. Then add the chicken broth, white wine vinegar, and lemon juice, and bring the liquid to a boil. Next, make a cornstarch slurry and add it to the liquid to thicken. Don’t worry if it gets a little lumpy. Then, turn the heat down to low and add the heavy cream (mixing in the cream will smooth out any lumps). Once the sauce is smooth and creamy, mix in the capers and fresh parsley.
- Assembly: Mix the noodles in with the sauce. Serve the noodles with the salmon filets on top. I love squeezing some extra lemon juice on top for some extra flavor, but that’s optional!
This recipe is fairly simple, but the flavors are deliciously complex. Try this creamy salmon piccata out and let me know how it goes in the comments below!