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Salmon meuniere in a cast iron skillet

Salmon Meuniere

Inspired by the classic French sole meunière, this salmon meuniere is a delicious salmon recipe that's more than worthy of a *chef's kiss*. Flaky, tender salmon fillets dredged in flour and pan-fried in a delicious browned butter sauce. It's a super easy dish that'll WOW your friends and family!
Course Main Course
Cuisine French
Keyword anniversary dinner, pan fried, seafood
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 243kcal


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


  • 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


  • Place flour, salt, and black pepper in shallow baking dish and whisk to combine. Set aside.
    Flour mixture for salmon meuniere on a large plate
  • Pat salmon fillets completely dry with paper towels. Dredge both sides of each fillet in flour mixture, coating well.
    Salmon fillets in flour mixture
  • Heat 3 tablespoons butter in cast iron skillet over medium heat, swirling butter until it browns.
    Melted butter in cast iron skillet
  • Shake off any excess flour on salmon fillets, then place salmon in skillet skin-side up. Cook 3 to 4 minutes, then flip and cook 2 to 3 additional minutes depending on thickness of skin.
    Salmon meuniere in cast iron skillet
  • Transfer salmon to plate. Carefully remove butter from skillet by wiping it out with paper towels or pouring it into a glass dish. Add remaining 3 tablespoons butter to skillet, followed by lemon juice and parsley. Simmer 2 to 3 minutes.
    Butter, lemon juice, and parsley in a cast iron skillet
  • Return salmon to skillet. Spoon butter over salmon and top with capers. Serve immediately.
    Salmon meuniere with capers in cast iron skillet


  • Make it Gluten Free: Use a gluten-free all-purpose flour.
  • Make it Dairy Free: Use a dairy-free butter.
Recipe yields approximately 3 servings. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving using the ingredients listed. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by 3. Result will be the weight of one serving.


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