Salmon in Buttered White Wine Sauce

  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop and Oven
  • Cuisine: American


Tender flaky salmon in a gentle white wine sauce is both easy and elegant! Try this recipe for salmon in buttered white wine sauce tonight.


  • 1 center cut salmon filet, about 1.5 pounds or so
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 cup white wine
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Capers for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 450. Place the salmon on a rimmed baking sheet, tucking the narrow ends underneath as needed to make the filet the same thickness all around. Roast for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, make the sauce: melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and stir for one minute.
  3. Pour in the wine and simmer for 10 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Using two forks, carefully pull the salmon into large chunks. Spoon a little sauce on to each plate, place a few salmon chunks on top, drizzle with more sauce and scatter some capers on top. Serve at once.