Poached salmon with mustard cream sauce

Poached salmon with mustard cream sauce


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About this recipe: Fresh salmon fillet is poached to perfection before being chilled and served with a cold mustard sauce. Ideal as a make ahead dinner party dish, giving you more time to enjoy the company.


Serves: 6 

  • 6 salmon fillets, with skin
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 900ml water
  • 600ml dry white wine
  • 225ml soured cream
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 4 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • chopped chives, to taste

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:3hr chilling  ›  Ready in:3hr40min 

  1. Rinse salmon and pat dry with kitchen paper. Rub with salt and pepper.
  2. In a deep frying pan bring the water and white wine to the boil. Turn off the heat and place salmon into the pan. Poach for 6 minutes, turn salmon and poach for 5 minutes on the other side.
  3. Increase the heat to a simmer and cook until the salmon is a uniform pink colour and flakes easily with a fork.
  4. With a slotted spoon carefully remove salmon from the pan and place onto a plate to cool. Remove the skin, cover and place in the fridge for at least 3 hours or overnight. Take out of the fridge 1 hour before serving.
  5. For the sauce, combine the soured cream, lemon juice, honey and lemon zest and salt in a small bowl.
  6. To serve, place salmon on a serving platter and spoon some of the sauce on top. Serve garnished with chives.

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