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    Salmon With Butter Sauce

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    Total Time:

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    30 mins

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    -Sheri-'s Note:

    This is a recipe I'm posting for Zaar World Tour 2006. It's from a cookbook, French Classics. The author, Richard Grausman, stated that poached salmon is traditionally served with a hollandaise sauce but this is much better. You can substitute any thick fish. Serve with potatoes or rice and Chardonnay. Or if you prefer French Hollandaise Sauce #170385

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    Ingredients:

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    Optional

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Cut fish into individual serving sizes.
    2. 2
      In large skillet, bring enough water to a boil to cover fish by 1 inch.
    3. 3
      If the fish isn't fresh add the white wine, lemon juice, or vinegar.
    4. 4
      Add the fish and turn down the heat to simmer. Cook about 10 minutes per inch of thickness of fish. When done, drain on paper towels.
    5. 5
      While fish is simmering, cook shallots in the vinegar in a small pan over low to medium heat until 1 TB of liquid remains. Add optional ingredients.
    6. 6
      Remove pan from heat. Whisk the butter, 2 TB at a time, into the shallots letting it melt before adding more.
    7. 7
      Serve sauce over fish.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 14, 2007

      55

      Salmon is nearly a "staple" in Iceland, but still an huge treat for this transplanted Texan. I was so pleased that my final ZWT dish would be something we love so much. This is a lovely simple recipe that produces a lovely outcome. I cooked the shallots in lemon juice rather than vinegar. This gave the sauce a distinct hollandaise flavour w/o the higher fat content of true hollandaise. Because I was out of chives, I added 1/tsp of dried dill when I added the last of the butter to the shallots. I served this w/a crispy potato galette, lightly glazed carrots & white wine - a lovely meal to mark the end of ZWT. Thx for posting.

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    • on February 13, 2007

      55

      The butter sauce make this fish stand out. I made as directed and served with lemon wedges. Very simple and quite elegant. This would make an impressive dish for your guests. Thank you, Sheri!

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    • on July 14, 2006

      55

      Poached salmon is wonderfully moist I served it with a Hollandaise sauce Hollandaise Sauce French Style. D take note that when poaching the cooking liquid (wine is my choice) should be barely a simmer. Thank you!

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    Nutritional Facts for Salmon With Butter Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (306 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 547.7
     
    Calories from Fat 348
    63%
    Total Fat 38.7 g
    59%
    Saturated Fat 20.8 g
    104%
    Cholesterol 200.1 mg
    66%
    Sodium 373.2 mg
    15%
    Total Carbohydrate 1.1 g
    0%
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    0%
    Sugars 0.0 g
    0%
    Protein 45.8 g
    91%

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