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.