Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Delicate and tasty salmon dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash salmon and pat dry; squeeze lemon juice over the top of the salmon, sprinkle with coarse salt and pepper.
  2. In a skillet or frying pan that is 2-inches deep, add wine and water; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low.
  3. Add salmon in a single layer. Cover and simmer approximately 8 to 12 minutes, or until a meat thermometer reaches 140°F.
  4. Carefully remove salmon from pan and transfer onto individual serving plates.
  5. Let the liquid boil until reduced to approximately 1/3 cup. Remove pan from heat. Add the butter and mix it in by swirling the pan. Pour the sauce over the salmon just before serving.


Most Helpful

Awesome! I couldn't quit eating the sauce. I used merlot instead of Pinot because that's what I had on hand otherwise followed the recipe. Super easy!

princesslisa of a galaxy far far away March 06, 2013

Advantages of this recipe is that it is good for a weeknight because it requires so few ingredients, is easy to prep, and comes together quickly. I used a nice Pinot Noir wine from Oregon. I guess we just did not care for the sauce, which may be personal taste, from reading other reviews. I served with a side of pole beans.

Dr. Jenny May 24, 2012

Always on the lookout for a new way to prepare salmon, considering how much of it we eat, & this recipe makes for a WONDERFULLY EASY way to prepare it, & the wine adds a very nice touch! Thanks for sharing! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my teammates in the Aus/NZ Recipe Swap #18]

Sydney Mike July 06, 2008

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