Poached Salmon With Basil Sauce

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"With salmon being a more popular fish to eat now, with healthy benefits, I'm always looking for new ways to prepare it."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (147.1 g)
  • Calories 286.9
  • Total Fat - 20.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 106.3 mg
  • Sodium - 352.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 7.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.8 g
  • Sugars - 1.2 g
  • Protein - 16.6 g
  • Calcium - 89.9 mg
  • Iron - 1.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.6 mg

Step 1

Melt 1 teaspoon butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle shallots over the butter. Arrange the salmon fillets in a single layer over the shallots; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Dot the salmon fillets with 1 tablespoon butter. Add wine, parsley, and bay leaf.

Step 2

Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until the fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Remove salmon to a serving platter, and keep warm.

Step 3

Bring the liquid in the skillet to a boil; cook until the liquid is reduced to about 1/4 cup. Remove from heat; remove and discard the parsley sprigs and bay leaf.

Step 4

Gradually add whipping cream to the liquid in the skillet. Return the sauce to a boil; cook 2 minutes or until the sauce is reduced to about 3/4 cup. Add basil, lemon juice, and red pepper; stir well. Serve salmon with the warm sauce.

Tips & Variations

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Oh, this is Good! Makes for a delicious, tender, salmon, and the sauce, oh yeah, baby, is Yum with the salmon. Perfect marriage and quick and easy to put together. Loved it. Thanks so much, Breezer, for sharing this recipe here with us!

review by:
(4 Oct 2020)


Delicious! The salmon is great on it's own but with the basil sauce it's outstanding...I have some salmon left but no sauce so I'll be making a salmon dip...there's no dominate flavor in the salmon on it's own...I think this may be the first time I've poached a salmon...it's really quite easy...made for "First Time" tag game...

review by:
(14 Aug 2016)