This salmon tastes so good and is so easy to assemble it takes the intimidation factor out of cooking fish at home. My friend Jackie is a budding novice gourmand and can’t wait to try this recipe solo!
Herb Poached Salmon
1.5 lb Salmon Fillet (no skin)
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 grated fresh parmigiano reggiano cheese
3-6 TBSPS fresh chopped herbs (parsley, dill, & chives)
salt and pepper to taste
I have really good luck buying fish at Costco. Salmon is usually marketed as either farm raised or wild. I like the farm raised because it tastes a bit milder. Salmon is a rich, full flavored fish full of those good omega 3 fatty acids to boot. The fish should smell fresh and exhilarating just like the sea. The color should look bright, vibrant and appealing. If it has an unpleasant strong fishy odor don’t buy it – it’s already old. Costco prints the packing date on their fish package which helps immensely to gauge freshness.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Place the salmon fillet in a casserole dish. (If it is colder than room temperature add a couple extra minutes when cooking) Make the poaching liquid by combining the wine and lemon juice and pour it over the fillet.
After the foil comes off it will smell absolutely amazing and looks so scrumptious. The dressing has melted into the poaching liquid to make the most amazing sauce. Spoon more of the poaching liquid back up over the fillet to blend the sauce.