Salmon Poached in White Wine

    Salmon Poached in White Wine


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    About this recipe: Salmon is poached with onions, carrots, celery and wine. The muslin prevents it from over-cooking. Fresh steamed asparagus and hollandaise sauce make the perfect accompaniments to this dish.

    Serves: 6 

    • good knob butter
    • 1/2 onion, chopped
    • 3 carrots, chopped
    • 1 stalk celery, chopped
    • 1L (1 3/4 pints) water
    • 100ml (4 fl oz) dry white wine
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 1.3kg (3 lb) salmon steak

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. In a large frying pan, heat the butter and sauté the onions, carrots and celery for 5 minutes. Add the water, wine, salt and pepper. Let the mixture simmer for 5 additional minutes.
    2. Wrap the salmon in muslin or cheesecloth and place it in the boiling liquid. Lower the heat, cover, and simmer gently for about 15 minutes (12 minutes per kilo / 5 minutes per pound).
    3. Remove salmon from the frying pan carefully, unwrap and serve.

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