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Chilled Poached Salmon
Like many of you, I learned a thing or two in my Mom's kitchen as a boy. Now that I am all grown up, I take pleasure in my own culinary abilities. Hey, I'm even known to occasionally teach her something new!
There is no finer time than Mother's Day to salute the one who made it all possible in the first place. Here's a mouth-watering way to say "thank you" for all those wonderful meals your Mom taught you to make: our recipe for Chilled Poached Salmon.
- 6-7 oz Salmon Fillets, skin on, boneless
- ½ cup water
- ½ white onion, chopped
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 lemon, sliced
- ½ cup white wine
- 3 sprigs fresh dill
- 2 bay leaves
- paprika and crushed black pepper to taste
Pour water, onions, butter, salt, lemon slices, wine, dill, bay leaves, paprika and pepper into a large skillet. Cover. Bring to a boil. Turn down to simmer. Place salmon, skin side down, into skillet and cover with lid. Allow to simmer for approximately 10 minutes. For a well-done salmon, allow to cook for 15 minutes.
Once cooked, remove salmon from skillet and refrigerate.
Serve chilled with a dollop of dill mayonnaise, a couple slices of lemon, and fresh dill on top. Complementary veggies are poached asparagus and carrot.