Salmon Meuniere
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This Salmon Meuniere is a delectable salmon recipe that deserves a *chef’s kiss*. It’s inspired by the classic French sole meunière.

Salmon fillets coated in flour and pan-fried in a wonderful browned butter sauce. It’s a simple dish that will impress your guests and family!

Why Is This Recipe So Delicious?

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Food: Salmon Meuniere (Source: Well Plated By Erin)
  • This recipe may appear to be elegant and difficult, but it is rather simple. Dredge the salmon fillets in flour before pan-frying them in a buttery sauce.
  • The cooking process used here is called “Meunier,” thus you may have other-things-meuniere in addition to salmon meuniere. The typical fish for this dish is sole, but the sole is a more expensive option.
  • Are you here because you Googled “salmon meuniere botw”? If that’s the case, welcome Zelda enthusiasts! That’s right, this meal appears in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as part of a side mission. You don’t have to be a gamer to enjoy a delicious salmon meal. However, if you have a Zelda/Link lover in your house, this could be a wonderful way to bring the game back to life!

Important Ingredients

Fillets of salmon – Tender, flaky salmon is an excellent source of protein and vitamins. Salmon is known for being high in Omega-3 fatty acids. Why are Omega-3s important?

Although they are important nutrients, your body does not create them.

They can improve cognitive and arterial function, lower inflammation and blood pressure, and reduce risk factors for a variety of diseases, according to research.

Capers are the perfect complement to this salmon meuniere. Capers add a unique flavor and texture to the dish. They’re not required in a typical meuniere dish, but they’re an excellent addition. It’s quite alright if you want to skip them.

Chef’s Advice

  • Make sure the fish does not overcook! All you need is a few minutes on either side. Inside, the salmon fillets should be translucent, delicate, and flaky. A food thermometer will give you the most accurate reading; aim for an interior temperature of 125° to 130° Fahrenheit. This will result in medium-cooked salmon, but keep in mind that it will continue to cook after you remove it from the flame.
  • In this dish, I’ve left the skins on the salmon, but you can use skinless fillets if you want. Just remember to modify your cooking time to avoid overcooking them!
  • Because salmon meuniere is best served right away, get all of your other sides ready before you finish this. Allowing it to sit too long will cause the pan-fried flour coating to lose part of its crispiness. If you have any leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days. Warm them up on the burner with a little butter or neutral oil until thoroughly warmed.

Salmon Meuniere

15-minute prep time
15 minutes to cook
30 minutes total

This salmon meuniere is a delectable salmon recipe that deserves a *chef’s kiss*. It’s inspired by the classic French sole meunière.

Salmon fillets coated in flour and pan-fried in a wonderful browned butter sauce. It’s a simple dish that will impress your guests and family!


  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 6-ounce salmon fillets
  • 6 tablespoons butter divided
  • juice of half a lemon approximately 1 tablespoon
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 tablespoon capers


  • Shallow baking dish
  • Whisk
  • Paper towels
  • Cast iron skillet
  • Plate

Instructions For Salmon Meuniere

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Food: Salmon Meuniere (Source: Well Plated By Erin)
  1. In a shallow baking dish, stir together the flour, salt, and black pepper. Place aside.
  2. Using paper towels, completely dry the salmon fillets. Coat both sides of each fillet in the flour mixture thoroughly.
  3. In a cast-iron skillet, melt 3 tablespoons butter over medium heat, tossing it around until it browns.
  4. Shake off any excess flour from the salmon fillets, then set the skin-side up in the skillet. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, then flip and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, depending on skin thickness.
  5. Place the fish on a platter. Wipe out the butter in the skillet with paper towels or pour it into a glass dish with care. Add the remaining 3 tablespoons of butter, lemon juice, and parsley to the skillet. Cook for 2–3 minutes.
  6. Return the salmon to the pan. Butter the dish and sprinkle capers on top. Serve right away.


  • Gluten-Free Option: Use all-purpose gluten-free flour.
  • Remove the dairy: Use butter that is dairy-free.

This recipe makes around 3 servings. Your desired portion sizes will determine the number of servings.

The nutritional values provided are for one serving using the ingredients specified and are approximate. The exact macros will vary depending on the brands and types of ingredients utilized.

Prepare the recipe as directed to get the weight of one serving. Weigh the final recipe, then multiply the weight (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by three. The weight of one serving will be the result.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1salmon fillet, Calories: 243kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 61mg, Sodium: 1439mg, Potassium: 46mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 930IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 15mg, Iron: 1mg, Net Carbs: 8g