This simple dish is ready in a flash so it’s easy enough for weeknight suppers yet posh enough to impress when company comes for dinner. Be prepared for an explosion of flavor that come right from your pantry.
Why this Recipe Works:
- Simple ingredients– pantry & fridge staples like capers, artichokes, lemon and garlic are all you need.
- Quick– this dish is ready from start to finish in under 30 minutes- that includes slicing the garlic and zesting your lemons.
- Extra moist fish– Steaming the dish with the pan lid on means two things-
- 1. An incredibly tender fish
- 2. You stove top stays cleaner- less splatters.
What you need:
- Center Cut Thick Salmon Filets- Buy King salmon- it’s worth it. Ask the fish monger to remove the skin.
- Olive oil, butter, white wine, flour- for creating a thick sauce
- Garlic, lemon, capers and jarred marinated artichokes- these create burst of flavor for the recipe
- Salt, pepper and a bunch of fresh dill- the dill adds so much- try and find fresh if you can.
Having a well stocked summer pantry means I can whip together dinner in a few minutes. This leaves me more time for long walks, visiting the neighbors, working in the cutting garden, catching up on my summer reading or just lounging with the dog and great cocktail on the porch. This recipe is a perfect “no fuss” dinner that can be made with the pantry staples I listed above. Just serve with a roasted sweet potato, some sautéed asparagus or quick green salad and a glass of chilled wine.
The sauce comes together after you sear the salmon for just a few minutes under a “lid on” pan. Toss in the pan garlic, flour, capers, artichokes in their juices, lemon, wine and fresh dill. Finish with luxurious butter for a silky smooth sauce.
The sauce is just white wine, flour, artichokes and their oil, capers and butter. So simple.
Other fantastic salmon recipes to try:
- Busy Day Salmon
- Meggen’s Favorite Salad Niçoise
- Garlic and Honey Salmon
- Quinoa and Salmon Chopped Bowl
- Gluten Free Spicy Salmon Bowl