This simple and delicious recipe for poached salmon is courtesy of chef Eric Ripert.
Fill a small saucepan with water and bring to a boil over high heat; season with salt. Place a large skillet over medium heat and ladle in enough boiling water just to cover the bottom of skillet. Season salmon with salt and pepper and add to water. Cook at a bare simmer until fish is just warm to the touch, 3 to 5 minutes, depending on preferred degree of doneness. Serve immediately.