Salmon Meuniere

A preparation that's normally used for sole, the buttery lemon flavors also complement salmon quite well. Take care not to overcook the fish. The directions given are for 1-inch thick salmon pieces; adjust the time according for thinner or thicker pieces. This makes enough sauce to lightly drizzle over the salmon. If you like a lot of sauce, double the sauce ingredients.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 servings


  • 4 (4 ounce) center-cut salmon fillets, with skin

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

For Sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C).

  2. Season salmon with salt and pepper. Place flour in a small dish and lightly dredge the salmon pieces, shaking off any excess.

  3. Heat butter and oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Place salmon, flesh-side down, into the pan and brown for 3 minutes. Gently flip pieces over and cook an additional 3 minutes. Remove salmon to a plate and keep warm in the oven. Wipe out the skillet with a paper towel.

  4. Return the skillet to medium-high heat. Melt butter for sauce, then whisk in lemon juice and lemon zest. Cook and stir until warmed and slightly reduced, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in parsley. Drizzle sauce over salmon and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

345 Calories
26g Fat
7g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 345
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Sodium 137mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 9mg 43%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 367mg 8%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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