Poached Salmon

Poach delicious salmon steaks or fillets in only 15 minutes! Salmon poached in white wine, seasoned with fresh dill.

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 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
  • 1 shallot, peeled and thinly sliced or a few thin slices of onion
  • Several sprigs of fresh dill or sprinkle of dried dill
  • A sprig of fresh parsley
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • A few slices of fresh lemon to serve

Method

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

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2 Place salmon fillets, skin-side down on the pan. Cover.

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3 Cook 5 to 10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillet, or to desired done-ness. Do not overcook.

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Serve sprinkled with freshly ground black pepper and a slice or two of lemon.