Salmon with Green Olive-Caper Sauce

salmon with green olive caper sauce

Recipe by Janet Taylor McCracken

Active TimeTotal TimeServings

15 minutes

20 minutes



  • 1 side of salmon (about 3 1/2 lb.), pin bones removed
  • 1/3 cup EVOO, plus more for drizzling
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 12 pitted Castelvetrano or other green olives, coarsely chopped
  • 3 tbsp. finely chopped shallot
  • 3 tbsp. drained capers, plus 2 tsp. brine
  • 2 tsp. lemon zest, plus 3 tbsp. juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated


1. Preheat the oven to 400°. On a large rimmed baking sheet lined with foil, arrange the fish, skin-side down. Season with salt and pepper; drizzle with EVOO. Roast the fish until just opaque in the center, about 15 minutes. 

2. Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix 1/3 cup EVOO, the parsley, olives, shallot, capers and brine, lemon zest and juice, and garlic; season with pepper. Serve with the fish. 

This recipe is part of our 2-hour holiday dinner menu. Get the rest of the recipes here.

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