Poached Tarragon Salmon

poached-salmon-thumb-135xautoThis recipe takes 10 minutes to prepare and goes great with rice, pasta, or steamed spaghetti squash, a crisp salad with feta and kalamata olives, a loaf of garlic bread and a glass of wine.

  • Salmon fillets or steaks
  • olive oil to sauté veggies
  • 1 small onion, sliced thin
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, chopped coarse
  • fresh tarragon leaves, 2-3 sprigs
  • fresh parsley, curley or Italian flat leaf, chopped
  • a dash of Tabasco
  • 1/3 cup white wine or lemon juice

Salt and pepper salmon fillets, sauté onion, garlic, and tomatoes in a little olive oil until aromatic.  Add fresh herbs and Tabasco and cook 2 minutes more.  Deglaze pan with wine or lemon juice, poach salmon in liquid until just barely done, or to your preference.  Top salmon with sauté and serve.   

  • note:  cook fish 10 minutes per each inch of thickness.  So if your fillets are 1/2 inch thick, only cook 5 minutes total time, whether you turn them or not.
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