Sweet and Sour Poached Salmon
This simple yet elegant dish is perfect as a hot entree, or chilled for a relaxed lunch.
Sweet and Sour Poached Salmon
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Course: brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Irish & UK
Keyword: Dairy Free, Gluten-Free, Seafood
Servings: 3
Calories: 506kcal
Author: Hettie Collins

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds salmon fillet (cut into four portions)
  • 1 onions (peeled and minced)
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup white wine
  • ½ teaspoon peppercorns
  • 2 eggs (slightly beaten)
  • 1 lemon (juice only)
  • 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons agave (or sugar)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch

Instructions

  • In a saucepan large enough to hold the fish in 1 layer, bring the water, onion, ¼ teaspoon of salt, and the peppercorns to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes, or until the onion is partially soft
  • Add the salmon to the water, making sure it’s completely covered. Gently simmer for 10 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through (approximately 135°. Remove the salmon from the pan, and set it aside. Also, don’t wash the pan, as you’ll be needing it again
  • In a separate bowl, while the salmon is cooking, beat the eggs
  • Strain the poaching liquid, and in two bowls, set aside both 1 ½ and ½ cups of the liquid. Very slowly, whisk the 1 ½ cups of hot the poaching liquid into the eggs. Add in the lemon juice, vinegar, and sugar. Sprinkle with salt and pepper
  • Return this to the stove, over a medium heat, stirring regularly until it comes to a gentle simmer. It will slightly thicken. If you’d like additional thickening, whisk the cornstarch into the reserved poaching liquid until no lumps remain, and add this to the egg mixture. Simmer until it thickens
  • Adjust the flavor as needed, with sugar, vinegar, or salt and pepper
  • Pour the sauce over the salmon, and serve immediately, or serve chilled
Nutrition Facts
Sweet and Sour Poached Salmon
Serving Size
 
4 g
Amount per Serving
Calories
506
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
17
g
26
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Trans Fat
 
0.01
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
6
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
6
g
Cholesterol
 
234
mg
78
%
Sodium
 
160
mg
7
%
Potassium
 
1313
mg
38
%
Carbohydrates
 
22
g
7
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
13
g
14
%
Protein
 
50
g
100
%
Vitamin A
 
258
IU
5
%
Vitamin C
 
24
mg
29
%
Calcium
 
78
mg
8
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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