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Poached Salmon with Basil Vinaigrette

Poached Salmon Fillet Recipe with Basil Vinagirette
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  • Servings : 6
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 20m

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This one of the nicest poached salmon fillet recipes I have tried.

With this easy recipe you are serving gourmet salmon, but it is really so so easy.

Poached Salmon with Basil Vinaigrette

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  • 6 salmon fillets (or steaks)
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 cup onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup carrots, thinly sliced
  • 6 parsley sprigs
  • 1 teaspoon thyme, dried
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 6 whole peppercorns
  • salt to your taste


  • 2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup light flavored oil
  • 1/2 cup olive oil


Step 1

Place the salmon in a large, shallow pan and add enough cold water to come 3/4 of the way up the salmon at its thickest part.

Step 2

Add white vinegar, onions, carrots, parsley, thyme, cloves salt and peppercorns. Bring to a boil.

Step 3

Lower heat and simmer gently for 3 minutes (slightly longer if you are using very thick steaks or fillets).

Step 4

Remove the salmon from the poaching liquid with a slotted spoon and drain. Set aside.

Step 5

Place all of the ingredients for the vinaigrette, except the oils, in a food processor (a blender will do) and pulse until well combined.

Step 6

With the machine running, add the oils in a thin stream until they are well mixed. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 7

Serve the salmon cooled or cold with the basil vinaigrette drizzled over it.

It is one of the nicest fresh salmon recipes for summer or entertaining.

I love easy dinner recipes that work well for entertaining.

Anything that makes life easier on the cook is good for me.

This fantastic fish recipe is also extremely healthy. Salmon is one of our 10 healthiest foods and for good reason. It is packed with nutrients and Omega 3 fatty acids, essential for a healthy body.

This is a perfect recipe for diabetics. Salmon is lean and healthy and this whole recipe is very low carb, which is perfect for a diabetic.

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Poached Salmon Fillet Recipe with Basil Vinagirette

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