Poached Salmon With a Mustard-Dill Sauce

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by The Flying Chef

Here is a light delicious salmon recipe, I made this dish last night as hot salmon and sauce. But it is a very versatile dish and in summer can be served chilled, both the salmon and the sauce. If chilling the salmon, I recommend leaving the fish in the poaching liquid, in the fridge for a few hours, to really allow the flavours to infuse the salmon. I served mine with wild rice and minted vegetables, but it goes well over linguine with a green salad on the side.

Top Review by threeovens

Loved the sauce! I had leftover and it was really dilly the next day. Delicious! I pan seared the salmon instead of poaching it (personal preference) with salt and pepper. Then I squeezed a little lemon juice over and served with the mustard dill sauce. I made the sauce with Splenda brown sugar blend and substituted plain yogurt for the sour cream (let it drip in a sieve for 20 minutes or so to thicken).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pan, add water, wine, lemon juice, mustard seeds, peppercorns, bay leaves and dill, bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the fish and return to a simmer, cover and continue to simmer until fish is cooked and flakes easily, approximately 8 minutes.
  3. For the Sauce: In a pan combine mustard, vinegar, sugar, Worcestershire, dill and sour cream, stir over medium heat until hot, when fish is cooked add the 3 tablespoons of liquid from poached fish. Heat through and serve over fish.
  4. To serve: Place fish on plate and top with sauce, garnish with dill.

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