Photographer: Poached Salmon with Creamy Piccata Sauce
Publish Date: 2008-11-01
Yield: 4 servings
Total Time: 20 minutes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Easy poached salmon is sophisticated with a creamy caper-and-lemon sauce. Make it a meal: Serve with snow peas or roasted asparagus and a whole grain like quinoa or brown rice.
- 1 pound center-cut salmon fillet, skinned (see Tip) and cut into 4 portions
- 1 cup dry white wine, divided
- 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 large shallot, minced
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 4 teaspoons capers, rinsed
- 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
- Place salmon in a large skillet. Add 1/2 cup wine and enough water to just cover the salmon. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to a simmer, turn the salmon over, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.
- Meanwhile, heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallot and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the remaining 1/2 cup wine; boil until slightly reduced, about 1 minute. Stir in lemon juice and capers; cook 1 minute more. Remove from the heat; stir in sour cream and salt. To serve, top the salmon with the sauce and garnish with dill.
Recipe Tips & Notes:
- Tip: How to skin a salmon fillet: Place skin-side down. Starting at the tail end, slip a long knife between the fish flesh and the skin, holding down firmly with your other hand. Gently push the blade along at a 30° angle, separating the fillet from the skin without cutting through either.
Per serving: 304 calories; 16 g fat (4 g saturated fat, 7g mono unsaturated fat); 73 mg cholesterol; 4 g carbohydrates; 23 g protein; 0 g fiber; 307 mg sodium; 500 mg potassium
Nutrtion Bonus: Selenium (60% daily value), Vitamin C (15% dv), excellent source of omega-3s.
Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fat
Carbohydrate Servings: 0
- Degree of Difficulty
- Special Health Consideration(s)
- Healthy Weight
- Low Sodium
- Low Carb
- Low Calorie
- Seasons & Occassions
- Valentine's Day
- Father's Day
- Mother's Day
- Main Ingredient(s)
- Dairy & Soy
- Dish Type(s)
- Main Dish
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