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Salmon Meuniere on a plate with lemons

Salmon Meuniere

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: French
Keyword: salmon meuniere,
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 393kcal
Author: Brenda
While Salmon is delicious on its own, why not elevate it with a sauce so good you'll really want to lick your plate. This salmon meuniere is crisp and forms a delicious pan sauce of butter, lemon, wine, parsley, and capers.
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  • ¼ cup All Purpose Flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 pound salmon fillets Cut into BBQ sized pieces
  • 2 tbsp Ghee or Butter
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • ¼ cup capers
  • 1 lemon zested and juiced
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp parsley


  • In a bowl combine flour, salt, and pepper. Mix to combine
  • Add salmon fillets and roll in flour mixture. Set aside. Discard any unused flour mixture.
  • In a pan on medium high heat, add ghee. Melt ghee and wait for ghee to become hot.
  • Add salmon fillets skin side down. Cook 3-5 minutes. Thinner fillets will take less time.
  • Flip fillets and cook another 3-5 minutes. Remove from pan and remove from heat.
  • Add capers, white wine, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Put pan pack on heat. Allow to reduce by half.
  • Add butter and melt into sauce. Add parsley.
  • Add salmon fillets back into the pan and serve. Spoon excess sauce over the top of the fillets. Serve immediately.


  • You can use wild salmon or farmed salmon
  • Cooking time with vary depending on the thickness of your salmon
  • Because wild salmon has less fat to it, it is less forgiving.
  • The sauce is the highlight of this dish and has a gentle acidity as well as richness to it.
  • The sauce will taste acidic, but once put on the salmon it will highlight and compliment the fish.


Calories: 393kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 748mg | Potassium: 625mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 575IU | Vitamin C: 17.3mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1.8mg