This is one of those recipes when you’re looking for something nice and simple, but with an amazing taste.  Plus, wine + fish + herbs = you can’t go wrong, generally.  Also, quite quick to make.  Really, not too many ways you can go wrong here.

Simple White Wine Poached Salmon
Lasts 2-3 lunches as a main course


  • 1 lb salmon, either in filets or in one big cut
  • .5 c white wine (I used Cupcake Winery’s Angel Food)
  • .5 c water
  • 1 t butter
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme (I used ground, did a few dashes)
  • .25 c fresh basil leaves

Combine your white wine, water, and herbs, and bring to a simmer over medium heat.  Once simmering, add your salmon skin side down (accidentally did it flesh side down for a few minutes, whoops), cover with a lid, and cook between five to ten minutes, depending on how done you want it.  I did 7 minutes, that got it the equivalent of medium rare.  


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