Poached Salmon with Honey-Mustard Sauce

You can serve this flavor-packed salmon fillet as an appetizer or main course. Either way, it'll be delicious!

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 35 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

Salmon

4
cups water
3
or 4 slices lemon, cut in half
3
or 4 slices onion, cut in half
1/4
cup small sprigs parsley
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
1
salmon fillet (1 lb)

Sauce and Topping

2
tablespoons lemon juice
1
tablespoon honey
1
tablespoon Dijon mustard
1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1/4
cup chopped fresh parsley
2
tablespoons finely chopped red onion
2
teaspoons capers
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/4
teaspoon salt
Cocktail bread slices or crackers, if desired
  • 1 In 10 or 12-inch skillet, heat water, lemon slices, onion slices, parsley sprigs, 1/2 teaspoon salt and the pepper to boiling. Boil 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add salmon, skin side down. Cover and cook 5 to 6 minutes or until salmon flakes easily with fork. Remove salmon from liquid in skillet. Cool completely. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours but no longer than 24 hours. Discard liquid in skillet.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix lemon juice, honey, mustard and oil until well blended. In another small bowl, mix chopped parsley, red onion, capers and lemon peel.
  • 3 To serve, carefully remove skin from salmon; place salmon on serving plate. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Drizzle honey-mustard sauce over salmon; sprinkle with parsley mixture. Serve with bread slices.

Expert Tips

Toss any remaining salmon with pasta or salad greens for another marvelous meal!

Dress it up! Serve this appetizer with party rye bread slices that you've cut with a heart-shaped cookie cutter.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
110
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
320mg
320%;
Total Carbohydrate
4g
4%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
12g
12%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.