Tagged: Learn how to perfectly poach salmon

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


Fresh herbs

Extra virgin olive oil

Bottle of wine




Foil pan

Tin foil

Basting brush

Serving dish


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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