Poached Salmon

This poached salmon recipe is one of the first recipes my father taught me a few years ago. It’s his favorite way to prepare salmon because not only can it be prepared in 10 minutes or less, but it doesn’t stink up the house the way broiling or frying salmon can, and it tastes simply delicious.

  • Prep: 5 minutes
  • Cook: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2 to 4 or more, depending on the size of the fillet.

Ingredients

  • 1 to 1½ pounds salmon fillets, pin bones removed
  • Salt
  • ½ cup dry white wine (a good Sauvignon Blanc)
  • ½ cup water
  • A few thin slices of yellow onion and/or 1 shallot, peeled and sliced thin
  • Several sprigs of fresh dill or sprinkle of dried dill
  • A sprig of fresh parsley
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Method

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1 Sprinkle the salmon fillets with a little salt. Put the wine, water, dill, parsley and onions in a sauté pan, and bring to a simmer on medium heat.

2 Place salmon fillets, skin-side down on the pan. Cover. Cook 5 to 10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillet, or to desired done-ness. Do not overcook. Serve sprinkled with freshly ground black pepper.

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