POACHED SALMON WITH CREAMY PICCATA SAUCE

 

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound center-cut salmon fillet, skinned (see Tip) and cut into 4 portions
  • 1 cup dry white wine, divided
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 teaspoons capers, rinsed
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill

Directions

  • Place salmon in a large skillet. Add 1/2 cup wine and enough water to just cover the salmon. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to a simmer, turn the salmon over, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallot and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the remaining 1/2 cup wine; boil until slightly reduced, about 1 minute. Stir in lemon juice and capers; cook 1 minute more. Remove from the heat; stir in sour cream and salt. To serve, top the salmon with the sauce and garnish with dill.
  • How to skin a salmon fillet: Place skin-side down. Starting at the tail end, slip a long knife between the fish flesh and the skin, holding down firmly with your other hand. Gently push the blade along at a 30° angle, separating the fillet from the skin without cutting through either.

Notes

Decadence is in the eye of the beholder! Of course you can be romantic and still have a healthy dinner.

Serve this with brown rice or couscous, asparagus or snow peas.

Categories: Dinner  Fish  Main Dish  Stove 

Author Credit: Eating Well

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