This is a little more work than the normal way I make salmon -- with lemon and old bay under the broiler -- but it is well worth the extra effort! I love to take the salmon cold to work for lunch with a salad! All that protein gives me the extra boost to make it through the afternoon sleepies where I CRAVE carbs like it is going out of style! From goodcooking with Chef John V. AuTHORS NOTE: The method of cooking called "poaching" can be applied to fish, shellfish, chicken, meats, vegetables and fruits. It is a shallow method of cooking where the food item is simmered in a flavored broth with the addition of very little or no fat. It is healthier than sautéing, has a delicate flavor and may be served hot or cold. It is a perfect summer method because you can cook your item without getting the kitchen all heated up. You can also cook items days in advance and then eat them chilled with various salad ingredients if you like. Additional accompaniments of mashed potatoes topped with chopped chives and crisp cooked green beans makes a nice accompaniment. Extra lemon juice isn't needed because it is already in the sauce.