I normally don’t like poaching proteins, I find it makes them taste a bit water-logged and bland. So I was pleasantly surprised by this poached salmon recipe I found on Tasteofhome.com.
The recipe is called Chilled Salmon with Cucumber-Dill Sauce and, as the name says, it’s designed to be served chilled, perfect if you want to make it ahead and serve it the next day. The recipe also calls for light sour cream in the sauce, the only kind I use to cut down on my fat consumption.
The ingredients list is long, but its for the salmon and the sauce:
1-1/2 cups water
1 cup white wine or chicken broth
4 green onions, sliced
10 whole peppercorns
4 salmon fillets (5 ounces each)
1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1/4 cup chopped peeled cucumber
4-1/2 teaspoons snipped fresh dill or 1-1/2 teaspoons dill weed
2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon salt (omit the salt)
1/8 teaspoon pepper
The directions and nutrition info (kudos tot his site for including nutrition info with the recipe:
In a large skillet, combine the water, wine, onions and peppercorns. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; carefully add salmon. Cover and cook for 5-7 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
With a spatula, carefully remove salmon; discard cooking liquid. Cool salmon for 10 minutes; refrigerate until chilled. In a small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients. Serve with salmon.
1 serving: 316 calories, 18g fat (5g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 186mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 30g protein.
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