Tenderpoached salmon served atop yellowbeets, crisp turkey bacon, and babyspinach has layers of flavor.

Martha Stewart Living, July 2003


Credit: Sang An

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On a piece of aluminum foil, toss beets with 1 tablespoon oil and the salt; wrap beets in foil to make a packet. Cook until beets are easily pierced with a fork, about 35 minutes. Let cool; peel beets, and slice into 1/4-inch-thick rounds.

  • Cook bacon on another baking sheet until crisp, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel lined plate; let drain.

  • Place lemon slices and 6 cups water in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; add salmon, and cook at a bare simmer until flaky, about 12 minutes. Transfer fish to a plate; let cool.

  • Make dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together shallot, vinegar, and remaining 2 tablespoons oil until emulsified.

  • Place spinach and beets in a bowl. Add dressing and some bacon; season with pepper. Toss to combine. Divide among plates; top each with a salmon fillet. Garnish with remaining bacon.