Recipe by The South Beach Diet Online
"The classic combination of salmon, cucumber and dill gets served South Beach Diet style in a perfect warm-weather Phase 1 dish."
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Chablis or other dry white wine
chicken-flavored bouillon granules
rib celery, chopped
small lemon, sliced
6 (4 ounce) fillets
salmon, 1/2 inch thick
peeled, seeded, and finely chopped cucumber
fat-free sour cream
fat-free plain yogurt
chopped fresh dillweed
Fresh dillweed sprigs
This is one of those recipes that has my friends thinking I'm a gourmet chef. I made the following modifications:
On the advice of my fishmonger I treated the salmon fillets to a bath of lukewarm, lightly salted water and the juice of one large lemon for about 20 minutes. This makes for a more delicate and nuanced taste.
I substituted boxed chicken broth for the water/bouillon.
I used an English (burpless) cucumber for the sauce.
Speaking of, the sauce is a perfectly light, delicate accompaniment to the salmon. I can think of quite a few other uses for that sauce as well. Excellent recipe!
I made this recipe for my parents, who are following the South Beach diet. I have never made poached salmon before and the recipe was surprisingly easy (after tracking down the ingredients, which took some time). I could not find vegetable bouillon and I don't eat meat (except for fish) so I substituted Veg-it seasoning for the chicken bouillon the recipe actually calls for. The salmon was perfectly tender and delicious, and the sauce was an interesting accompaniment. I am sure this salmon has much less fat than my traditional method of broiling it in an olive oil/chili powder rub, but it was not nearly as tasty as that method either, so I can only give it three stars. I was still hungry after dinner.
Everything about this recipe worked perfectly and it was good. I don't usually care for chilled salmon/fish, but this was really tasty and makes for a good leftover snack. I will be making this again.
It was fast and easy I never expected it would be the best salmon I had ever tasted!
Loved this! Great subtle flavors, sauce nicely complimented the tender poached salmon...definitly will make again.
I cooked this on a cold winter's day, so it was served warm. While I still preferred my own recipies for grilled and smoked salmon, this is a very tasty alternative to the old standards.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Poached Salmon with Cucumber-Dill Sauce
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 62
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