Creamy Salmon Piccata

Creamy Salmon Piccata

This Creamy Salmon Piccata is so easy to make and the flavor is sure to satisfy! It's fancy enough to serve to guests yet simple enough for a weeknight dinner.

Here you get buttery salmon fillets pan seared to golden brown perfection then they are covered with a deliciously creamy, tangy lemon sauce and they're finished with salty capers and fresh herbs. All together it's a match meant to be.

Here if you don't like dill or capers one or the other can be omitted and you'd still get a delicious end result, because really it's all about that dreamy lemon sauce and those perfectly pan seared salmon fillets.

With pan seared salmon a few tricks I've found to get a crispy exterior are to use a preheated hot skillet with just enough oil, dab the salmon dry first, give it space in the skillet, and don't move it around. Let it sit in the same spot until it's ready to be flipped.

It's one of my favorite ways to cook salmon and it only takes minutes. You can't beat that!

Once you start cooking salmon in a skillet you won't look back. It is probably the cooking method I use most for salmon because it's too convenient (preheating a skillet is way faster than preheating an oven or grill) and the end result is just so tasty.

I like to serve this with orzo for the extra sauce and a side salad for some pops of color. But roasted veggies or steamed asparagus would also be a good choice.

You can never have too many salmon recipes so add this one to the list! Salmon is one of my favorite dinners so I'm always trying out new salmon recipes and I'm totally loving this one!

If you liked it then try my Creamy Chicken Piccata which is what this recipe was derived from.

Creamy Salmon Piccata

Perfectly pan seared salmon fillets covered in a creamy, tangy lemon dill sauce and finished with salty capers. An easy and amazingly delicious salmon dish!


  • 4 (6 oz) skinless salmon fillets
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp minced fresh dill
  • 2 Tbsp capers, (rinsed)
  • 1 Tbsp minced fresh parsley
Read the whole recipe on Cooking Classy