Mom’s Perfect Salmon

Mom’s Perfect Salmon

This is the perfect go to meal for a quick work night dinner. Pairs easily with any side dish, low in calories and big on flavor.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, Fast and Fresh, Seafood
Servings 4
Calories 272 kcal


  • 1 lb salmon Wild Alaskan/Oregonian filets
  • 1/4 cup creamy dressing E.g. Annie’s Original Salad Dressing
  • 1/8 cup capers or tapenade
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp dry white wine or water
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 Parsley sprigs


  • Preheat a large pan over medium-high heat. Add oil. Sprinkle a few drops of water into the oil and when it sizzles, your oil is hot enough. Add fish, skin-side up, and cook for 1 minute. Turn fish. Cook for 1 minute. Add dressing, capers and reduce heat to simmer (low). Cover and cook for 10 minutes, checking frequently. Use a toothpick or fork to check the center of each filet. When redness is gone and fish flakes easily, it’s done. Sprinkle with lemon juice and garnish with parsley


Calories: 272kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 23gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 366mgPotassium: 575mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 80IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Mom's Perfect Salmon
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