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Simple Poached Salmon

This is a very simple dish, which delvers a flawless tender result. The key is to not overcook and serve simply. The flavor will amaze you. It is perfect served with small baby potatoes boiled with a bit of fresh dill in the water for flavor.



Ingredients

1 lb Salmon Filet, pin bones removed and skin on. You may also use smaller pieces, but do not make them too small.
½ cup Water
½ cup dry White Wine
1 Shallot sliced
3 springs of fresh Dill
2 whole Cloves
Salt
Black Pepper

Salt the salmon filet. Bring water, wine, shallot and cloves to a boil. Gently place the salmon into the pan and cover and cook on a very low simmer for 5-10 minutes depending on the thickness on the fillets.

Serve with fresh lemon slices and a bit of freshly ground black pepper. You can also chill and serve later. It makes great leftovers. Or use for the Salmon Rilette, originally published on June 1. 2012.

Comments

Anonymous said…
this would be good on a bed of fresh spinach too!
Charles aka Sid said…
Indeed! Or sauteed leeks.Thank you for the suggestion.

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