Poached Salmon

Recipe from Coastal Living

More From Coastal Living


Ingredients

  • 2 medium onions, quartered
  • 3 celery ribs with leaves, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 6 parsley sprigs
  • 10 black peppercorns
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 (8-ounce) bottles clam juice
  • 2 cups dry white wine
  • 1 (8-pound) salmon, dressed
  • Garnishes: Cucumber slices, lemon slices, and sprigs of fresh dill
  • Cucumber Dill Sauce
  • Watercress Sauce
  • Aïoli

Preparation

  1. Combine first 10 ingredients in a fish poacher.* Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes. Cool to room temperature; strain reserving liquid. Discard solids. Return liquid to poacher.
  2. Remove the head, tail, and fins from salmon. Wrap fish in cheesecloth; tie ends with string. Place fish in poaching liquid; add water to cover by 1 to 1 1/2 inches. Cover and bring to a simmer; simmer 20 minutes. Remove from heat, leaving fish in liquid for 15 minutes. Remove fish from liquid. Cool. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours.
  3. Remove cheesecloth. Remove and discard skin. Place fish on a platter, and garnish with cucumber slices, lemon slices, and fresh dill. Serve with Cucumber-Dill Sauce, Watercress Sauce, and Aïoli.
  4. *A large oval roasting pan may be used.
My Notes

Only you will be able to view, print, and edit this note.

Add Note

Poached Salmon Recipe at a Glance
advertisement
  1. Enter at least one ingredient

Find out what we've got cooking...

Weekly Specials
Get our Free Weekly Specials Newsletter filled with our favorite recipes, seasonal menus, and special features.
We Respect Your Privacy. Privacy Policy