Poached Salmon I Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Poached Salmon I Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Poached Salmon I

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"This salmon is poached with marvelous ingredients like onions, carrots, celery, and wine. Don't pass this one by! Hollandaise sauce is the perfect accompaniment for this dish."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    35 mins


  1. In a large skillet, heat the butter and saute the onions, carrots, and celery for 5 minutes. Add the water, wine, and salt and pepper to the skillet. Let the mixture simmer for 5 additional minutes.
  2. Wrap the salmon in cheesecloth and place it in the boiling liquid. Lower the heat, cover, and simmer gently for about 15 minutes (5 minutes per pound in case you bought a larger salmon steak).
  3. Remove salmon from the skillet carefully, unwrap and serve hot.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 20, 2006

I added some vegetable stock to the poached salmon mixture to intensify the flavour. My family enjoyed it, so I would do it again, but I would use 3 cups of water instead of 4, and dispense with the cheesecloth-just be gentle on the salmon.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 18, 2007

A little lacking in flavor but good and I added peppercorns and chives. I served it with baked artichoke hearts and tomato slices.

Feb 20, 2003

This recipe was just what I needed for a busy day with houseguests. I served rice as a side dish and after the salmon was finished cooking, I poured the juices in the pan over the rice. It was fabulous!

May 27, 2003

This tasted wonderful but I think the cooking time should be increased a bit if you like your Salmon cooked through. A fruity Chardonay went well with this dish. It will appear on my table again.

Jul 21, 2007

I followed the recipe to the letter and it turned out perfectly. Agreed that this would be perfect with a rich sauce like Hollandaise, but since I wasn't up for making it, I served this hot with the "Elegant Scalloped Potatoes" recipe on this site. The richness of the potatoes really worked with the subtle flavour of the fish. By the way, there's a video tutorial of this recipe in the "Tips and Advice" section - very useful if you've never poached before.

Jan 18, 2003

I have tried many salmon recipies and I've found this one to be easy and simply delicious.

Aug 22, 2003

I tried this recipe for a brunch. It was superb! I didn't precook the onion, carrots or celery. Just put them in the water with the wine. It was the hit of the day!

Aug 12, 2005

I replaced 2 cups water with 2 cups chicken stock for extra flavour. I also added 2 tbsp fish sauce and 1 tbsp peppercorns, which I thought "kicked it up a notch"! NOTE: This is also really good served chilled on a hot summer's day.


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  • Calories
  • 423 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 122 mg
  • 41%
  • Fat
  • 25.8 g
  • 40%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 39.4 g
  • 79%
  • Sodium
  • 147 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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