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Poached Salmon With White Wine Butter Sauce (1 of 6)


Poached Salmon With White Wine Butter Sauce(1 of 6)



Infuse fish in wine and bring out the best flavors of salmon following this recipe. The subtle flavors of the fish are combined with wine and butter for a delicious experience. Try out now!


  • Extra-virgin olive oil, 1 tbsp
  • ½ medium-sized shallot, halved
  • Salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Dry white wine, 2 ½ cups
  • 2 lemon thyme sprigs
  • 4 salmon fillets (skinless), 6 oz. each
  • Butter (unsalted), 1 stick cubed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Basil leaves (thinly sliced), ¼ cup


  1. Place a large saucepan over low-med heat. Stir in wine along with bay leaf, thyme and shallot. Add water and stir to combine everything. Let the mixture simmer at low heat.
  2. To prepare salmon, season the fillet with salt and pepper and add to the saucepan in poaching liquid. Turn once and simmer for 6 minutes until done. Transfer to a serving platter and discard the liquid.
  3. In another saucepan, add ½ cup wine and bring to a gentle simmer. Whisk in butter (one tablespoon at a time) until the ingredients are mixed. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Stir in basil and set aside.
  5. Place the salmon on a serving platter and top with butter sauce. Serve immediately for delicious flavors.