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.

Poached Salmon

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  • 1 to 1½

    pounds salmon fillets

  • 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


Put wine, water, dill, parsley and onions in a saute pan, and bring to a simmer on medium heat. Place salmon fillets, skin-side down on the pan. Cover. Cook 5 minutes or to desired done-ness. Do not overcook. Serve sprinkled with freshly ground black pepper. Serves 2-4.


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