Jun 30

Learn How To Perfectly Poach Salmon

How To Poach Salmon Perfectly (courtesy of Howcast.com)

If you’re tired of having the same old thing for dinner, add in a little variety with a perfectly poached salmon! You will need:

I cup water

I cup dry white wine

1 lemon, sliced

3 bay leaves

1 stem fresh basil

2 fennel fronds

2 pounds salmon filet

Salt

Fresh herbs

Extra virgin olive oil

Bottle of wine

Friends

Equipment:

Oven

Foil pan

Tin foil

Basting brush

Serving dish

Optional:

Slices of white or red onion

Step 1 – Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and then gently wash the fish, checking for any scales or bones that might have been missed. Set it aside to air dry.

Step 2 – Combine the water, wine, half the lemon, bay leaves, basil, fennel and a pinch of salt in a pan. Bring it to a boil, and then let it simmer for 10 minutes. Add slices of white or red onion for a sweeter and more aromatic poaching liquid.

Step 3 – Place the salmon in the foil pan and pour the liquid over the fish. Cover with foil and seal tightly, and bake for 20 minutes.

Step 4 – Baste the salmon midway through, before re-covering and baking for the remaining time.

Step 5 – Remove the foil pan and baste one last time, before draining the liquid and removing the filet to a serving dish. The salmon should be opaque and flake slightly when a fork is inserted.

Step 6 – Refrigerate overnight, or serve immediately. Garnish with remaining lemon wedges, fresh herbs, and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

Enjoy this wonderful treat with a glass of wine and friends

Did you know? In 2009, Alaskan fisheries harvested 161 million salmon, at an estimated value of $370 million.

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