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Poached Salmon in White Wine

Mediterranean Recipe

Savor the light and elegant taste of this Mediterranean Poached Salmon in White Wine for the most delightful meal!

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2 salmon fillets
2 cups white wine
1/2 lemon(s)
4 sprigs parsley
1 onion(s) white
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 head lettuce salad optional
1/3 chili pepper slices

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180 g
Serving Size
26.3 g
14.9 g
22.4 g
2.2 g
Saturated Fat
5.3 g
44 mg
8.4 g
164 mg
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      About the Recipe


      Savor the light and elegant taste of this Mediterranean Poached Salmon in White Wine for the most delightful meal!

      Delicious Poached Salmon on a plate with salad.

      What is the best season to make this recipe?

      While poached salmon in white wine is a versatile dish that can be enjoyed year-round, it particularly shines during the spring and summer seasons.

      This dish has light and refreshing flavors and perfectly complements the bright and sunny days.

      What are the health benefits of this dish?

      Salmon is a nutritional powerhouse. It is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and essential vitamins and minerals.

      The gentle poaching method preserves the salmon’s natural goodness while infusing it with the subtle essence of white wine, lemon, and parsley.

      Where can I buy the required ingredients?

      For the freshest ingredients, I recommend visiting your local fish market or seafood counter to procure high-quality salmon fillets.

      The white wine, lemon, parsley, and other essentials can be bought from your favorite grocery store or specialty food shop.

      You can opt for organic and sustainably sourced ingredients whenever possible to elevate the flavor of your dish.

      A closeup of two salmon fillets on plate with salad.

      Can I substitute any of the ingredients?

      Yes, there are a few substitutions that you can easily make. White wine is one of them. You can use Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc, Spanish Albariño or Verdejo, Vinho Verde or Encruzado – each has its own palette of flavors, so experiment in finding your favorite one!

      Additionally, you may substitute parsley for dill or cilantro, or omit the chili pepper ingredient for a milder version, still enjoying the Mediterranean flavors.

      Can I make this dish part of a menu?

      Absolutely! This Mediterranean Poached Salmon is a fabulous main dish. Add some Simple Boiled Red Potatoes to it as a side.

      For an appetizer, serve my delicious Shrimp in Garlic Sauce or Tuna Carpaccio.

      For a dessert, go with my Apple Cinanamon Cake or Raspberry Pavlova.

      Which drinks pair well with this dish?

      To complement the subtle flavors of poached salmon, consider serving crisp and refreshing beverages such as a chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio – quintessential Mediterranean wine or serve Portuguese Encruzado.

      The citrusy notes of these wines harmonize beautifully with the lemon-infused poaching liquid, enhancing the overall taste sensation.

      For non-alcoholic options, sparkling water infused with fresh citrus slices or light herbal tea can work well.

      Two pieces of poached salomn a beautiful blue plate.

      How long can I store the leftovers?

      While best enjoyed fresh, leftover poached salmon can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to two days, allowing you to savor the flavors of the Mediterranean for another delightful meal.

      To maintain its moisture and flavor, it is better to reheat the salmon gently in a skillet with a splash of white wine or lemon juice before serving.

      Recipe tips & tricks:

      • Pat the salmon fillets dry before seasoning to ensure crisp and golden exterior.
      • Adjust the poaching time based on the thickness of your salmon fillets to prevent overcooking.
      • Garnish the ready dish with a sprinkle of sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper for a nice final touch.

      Enjoy my flavorful poached salmon in white wine!

      Delicious Poached Salmon on a plate with salad.

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      2 min

      Prepare ingredients

      Peel and slice onion, and lemon into slices.

      2 min

      Prepare pan and vegetables

      Prepare pan, place it on a stove over low heat, 1 teaspoon of olive oil, add slices of lemon, onion, parsley. Pour white wine.

      8 min

      Poach salmon

      And add salmon on top of the vegetables. Cover the pan with a lid or aluminum foil and let the salmon poach in the wine mixture for about 8-10 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.

      The exact cooking time will depend on the thickness of your salmon fillets.

      2 min

      Transfer and season

      Once the salmon is cooked, carefully remove it from the pan and transfer it to serving plates with salad leaves and parsley.

      Drizzle each salmon fillet with a small amount of olive oil and sprinkle sliced chili and parsley.

      1 min


      Your Mediterranean Poached Salmon in White Wine is ready. Enjoy!



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