Poached Salmon Recipe

Poached Salmon picture


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time25 Min
Ready In40 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings6
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Fresh salmon1 (Whole / Center Cut Piece)
 Water8 Pound
 Onion1 Large, chopped
 Carrots2 , chopped
 Celery stalk1⁄2 , chopped
 Parsley sprigs8
 Dill seed/Small bunch of fresh dill1 Teaspoon
 Bay leaf1
 Whole cloves2
 Coarse salt1 Tablespoon
 Whole peppercorns1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Lemon1 Large, juiced
 White wine1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Leaf lettuce2 (For Garnish)
 Asparagus spears2 (For Garnish)
 Lemon slices2 (For Garnish)
 Parsley1 Tablespoon (For Garnish)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1389 Calories from Fat 355

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 39 g60.7%

Saturated Fat 6.4 g31.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 589.3 mg

Sodium 1624.8 mg67.7%

Total Carbohydrates 11 g3.8%

Dietary Fiber 2.7 g11%

Sugars 3.8 g

Protein 227 g454.8%

Vitamin A 107.8% Vitamin C 40.4%

Calcium 20.5% Iron 53.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Wipe fish and place it in a poacher or saucepan large enough to hold it comfortably.
Add enough water to cover.
Remove fish.
Add the rest of the ingredients to the water.
Bring to the boil.
Reduce heat.
Simmer 20 minutes.
Add the salmon to the liquid.
For easy handling, wrap fish in a piece of rinsed cheesecloth large enough to come out over the sides or ends of the poacher.
This provides handles for removing the fish once it is cooked.
Bring the liquid back to the boil.
Boil 2 minutes exactly.
Remove from heat.
Cover with a tight-fitting lid.
Leave to cool completely in the cooking liquid (a large fish can take up to 5 hours).
Place on an oval serving platter.
If desired, remove the skin of the fish.
Surround the fish with curly leaf lettuce and asparagus, parsley, and lemon slices.
Serve with green mayonnaise.
It is important to leave enough time for this method of cooking.
Begin in the morning for an evening buffet.
Length of chilling time may be long, but the reliability and ease of the cooking more than compensate.
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