Poached Salmon With Creamy Piccata Sauce

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 20 mins

Easy poached salmon is sophisticated with a creamy caper-and-lemon sauce. Make it a meal: Serve with snow peas or roasted asparagus and a whole grain like quinoa or brown rice

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place salmon in a large skillet. Add 1/2 cup wine and enough water to just cover the salmon. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to a simmer, turn the salmon over, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallot and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the remaining 1/2 cup wine; boil until slightly reduced, about 1 minute. Stir in lemon juice and capers; cook 1 minute more. Remove from the heat; stir in sour cream and salt. To serve, top the salmon with the sauce and garnish with dill.
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This is delicious, quick, and easy to make. In addition to poaching the salmon, you can also place the salmon portions on a baking sheet, sprinkle with lemon zest, and bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes. Top with the yummy sauce and garnish with dill before serving.