Prep 15 mins
Cook 50 mins
I love poached salmon, and this recipe is easy and delicious. From Bon Appetit.
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup dry white wine
- 4 slices gingerroot, flattened
- 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
- 1 bay leaf
- 4 lbs salmon fillets
- 1⁄2 cup sour cream
- 1⁄4 cup mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons gingerroot, grated
- 1 teaspoon orange zest, grated
- 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons green peppercorns, drained
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
- In a small saucepan bring the water and the wine to a boil with the gingerroot, the black peppercorns, and the bay leaf and let the mixture stand, off the heat, for 5 minutes.
- In a large buttered baking dish arrange the salmon, skin side down, and sprinkle it with salt to taste. Add the wine mixture and poach the salmon, covered tightly with foil, in the middle of a preheated 400°F oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until it just flakes and is cooked through.
- Make the sauce while the salmon is poaching:.
- In a bowl whisk together the sour cream, the mayonnaise, the mustard, the gingerroot, the zest, the juice, the green peppercorns, the sugar, the vinegar, and salt to taste and let the mixture stand at room temperature for 20 minutes to let the flavors develop.
- Serve the salmon with the sauce.
I have made this recipe several times and always has been a hit. Easy to make and beautiful to serve.