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Poached Salmon with Honey-Mustard Sauce

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Poached Salmon with Honey-Mustard Sauce
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 2 hr 35 min
  • Servings 8
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You can serve this flavor-packed salmon fillet as an appetizer or main course. Either way, it'll be delicious!
Updated Oct 23, 2008

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

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Toss any remaining salmon with pasta or salad greens for another marvelous meal!
  • tip 2
    Dress it up! Serve this appetizer with party rye bread slices that you've cut with a heart-shaped cookie cutter.

Nutrition

110 Calories, 5g Total Fat, 12g Protein, 4g Total Carbohydrate, 3g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
110
Calories from Fat
45
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
1g
6%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
320mg
13%
Potassium
330mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
4g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
3g
Protein
12g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
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 Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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