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Pan-Poached Alaskan Salmon Piccata

Rated as 4.61 out of 5 Stars

"This is a delicious, creative way to serve salmon. You can serve the salmon on a bed of cooked noodles (I enjoy fettuccine) or on its own with a side of vegetables."
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30 m servings 262
Original recipe yields 2 servings


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  1. Bring water and lemon juice to a boil in medium-sized skillet. Stir in chicken bouillon granules. Reduce heat to a simmer and place salmon fillets in pan. Cover and simmer over low heat, 10 minutes per inch of thickness, measured at thickest part; or until fish flakes when tested with a fork. Remove salmon from pan; keep salmon warm.
  2. Boil remaining liquid in the skillet until it is reduced to approximately 1/4 cup. Whisk in butter and stir in capers. Spoon sauce over fish. Season with pepper and sprinkle with parsley.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 262 calories; 18 1.8 22.7 81 367 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

This is amazing! i added some artichoke hearts to it and knocked my own socks off!

Most helpful critical review

Add white wine (little bit) at the last 5 minutes!

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This is amazing! i added some artichoke hearts to it and knocked my own socks off!

It was good. Kind of lemony. I used chicken broth instead of water and chicken boullion cubes. The capers were a really nice touch. I reduced some wine at the end to give the sauce more body. ...

Add white wine (little bit) at the last 5 minutes!

This is my family's favorite salmon recipe. We add 1/2 cup artichoke hearts, extra capers, and 1/3 cup white wine in the reduction.

Thank you so much for sharing this fantastic recipe. I made it for a romantic dinner tonight, and my husband could not stop talking about how delicious it was. I followed the advice of others an...

Excellent! Like salmon at a fine restaurant. I skipped the capers and used dried parsley flakes. Served with brown rice and veggies...Easy & fairly healthy...will make again.

Excelllent! I used canned chicken broth instead of the water and chicken bouillon. I also added some lemon zest.I didn't have capers so I topped it off with some finley chopped scallions along w...

Yummo! I thought this was very good. I did not have chicken bouillon granules, so I omitted the water and just used chicken broth. Will make again.

make SURE you only buy high quality salmon. bad salmon will ruin this dish.