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Cold Poached Salmon with Herb Mayonnaise

Cold Poached Salmon with Herb Mayonnaise
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 2 hr 45 min
  • Servings 6
Herb mayonnaise provides a simple addition to this juicy salmon dish- a hearty seafood dinner!
Updated October 6, 2010

Ingredients

Salmon

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup dry white wine, nonalcoholic white wine or apple juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 4 black peppercorns
  • 4 sprigs cilantro
  • 2 lb salmon or other medium-firm fish fillets

Herb Mayonnaise

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried dill weed or tarragon leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • Dash of ground red pepper (cayenne)

Garnish

  • Lemon wedges, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    In 12-inch skillet, heat all ingredients for the Salmon except salmon, Herb Mayonnaise and lemon wedges to boiling; reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer 5 minutes.
  • 2
    Cut salmon into 6 serving pieces. Place salmon in skillet; add water to cover if necessary. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Simmer uncovered about 14 minutes or until salmon flakes easily with fork.
  • 3
    Carefully remove salmon with slotted spatula; drain on wire rack. Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours or until chilled.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix all Herb Mayonnaise ingredients; cover and refrigerate until serving. Serve salmon with Herb Mayonnaise and lemon wedges.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
410
Calories from Fat
270
Total Fat
31g
47%
Saturated Fat
6g
29%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
115mg
39%
Sodium
380mg
16%
Potassium
790mg
23%
Total Carbohydrate
1g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
33g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
8%
8%
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; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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