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Kevin Curry

Salmon in Lemon Caper Sauce with Bok Choy

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Salmon in Lemon Caper Sauce with Bok Choy

Ingredients for 3 Lemon Caper Salmon servings

* Optional Substitution Note
  • spray avocado oil
  • 6 baby bok choy (~680g), halved
  • pinch of sea salt & pepper
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil (or olive oil)
  • pinch of sea salt & pepper
  • ~15oz center cut salmon, divided into equal 5oz portions
    • substitute: halibut or chicken breast
  • Lemon Caper Sauce
    • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
    • 3 tablespoons butter
    • 1 shallot, finely diced
    • 1 tablespoon flour (wheat, oat or all purpose)
    • 3 tablespoons capers
    • 1/3 cup white wine
    • Juice from 1/2 lemon
    • Fresh chopped parsley to taste


Step 1

Set a carbon steel skillet on medium high heat. Once hot, spray with oil and add bok choy and sear for 2-3 minutes. To help them soften and wilt, add a few tablespons of water to the pan to create steam. Remove and set aside.

Step 2

Season salmon with sea salt & pepper on both sides while the bok choy finishes.

Step 3

In the same skillet add 1 tablespoon of oil and the salmon, skin side down. Sear for 5 – 6 minutes, until sear marks appear and the skin lifts off the skillet. Then flip and cook on top for 3 – 4 minutes, then set aside.

Step 4

Reduce the heat to medium then add 1 tablespoon of avocado oil, 1 tablespoon of butter and the shallot. Cook for 2 -3 minutes then add flour, capers and white wine. Let the wine reduce to about 1/4 cup, reduce the heat to low, then add the remaining butter, lemon juice and fresh parsley.

Step 5

Remove the skin from the salmon (if desired), then nestle the salmon in the sauce and allow the salmon to finish cooking in the sauce off the heat.

Step 6

Season to taste with sea salt & pepper. Enjoy the salmon along with the bok choy (or veggies of your choice).

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About Kevin - author


Hey, I'm Kevin

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.

By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!