Champagne Poached Alaska Salmon

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 7 mins

I got this from Recipe Goldmine under Valetines Menu's. I haven't tried it yet but it looks easy and elegant!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Remove any skin or bones from Salmon.
  2. Season Alaska salmon steaks/fillets lightly with salt and pepper. Place in a pan just large enough to hold the salmon in 1 layer. Add the champagne, lemon juice and just enough water to cover the fish.
  3. Remove the fish and bring the liquid to a boil.
  4. Return the salmon steaks/fillets to the pan. Top each with an onion slice, capers,and tarragon sprig. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover pan with foil and poach at no more than a simmer for 6 to 10 minutes (depending on the thickness of the salmon).
  5. Remove salmon steaks/fillets from the liquid and place on 4 warm serving plates. Top each piece of fish with 1 ounce of the liquid top with olives, capers and onions.
Most Helpful

1 5

We didn't like this. We love salmon, we love champagne, just not together. I followed directions exactly and found that it was too much of the same strange flavor and got it got very boring. I feel this might be good in tiny amounts on crackers with cream cheese and chives as an appetizer for guests?

5 5

Easy and elegant! I used a salmon filet. Didn’t use capers but might try them for more flavor. I didn’t like the honey mustard topping. It reminded me too much of eating a turkey sandwich. Personal preference. I’ll probably look for something else to top it with. My husband thought it was perfect. We like salmon, so we will be making this again.