Easy poached salmon is sophisticated with a creamy caper-and-lemon sauce. Make it a meal: Serve with snow peas or roasted asparagus and a whole grain like quinoa or brown rice.
- 1 pound(s) center-cut salmon fillet, skinned (see Tips & Techniques) and cut into 4 portions
- 1 cup(s) dry white wine, divided
- 2 teaspoon(s) extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 large shallot, minced
- 2 tablespoon(s) Lemon juice
- 4 teaspoon(s) capers
- 1/4 cup(s) reduced-fat sour cream
- 1/4 teaspoon(s) salt
- 1 tablespoon(s) chopped fresh dill
- Place salmon in a large skillet. Add 1/2 cup wine and enough water to just cover the salmon. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to a simmer, turn the salmon over, cover, and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.
- Meanwhile, heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallot and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the remaining 1/2 cup wine; boil until slightly reduced, about 1 minute. Stir in lemon juice and capers; cook 1 minute more. Remove from the heat; stir in sour cream and salt. To serve, top the salmon with the sauce and garnish with dill.
Tips & Techniques
To skin a salmon fillet: Place skin-side down. Starting at the tail end, slip a long knife between the fish flesh and the skin, holding down firmly with your other hand. Gently push the blade along at a 30° angle, separating the fillet from the skin without cutting through either.