Poaching salmon in salt, pepper, and lemon juice gives it a distinctive flavor.

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Ingredients

For poaching
For serving

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Poach salmon: In a large straight-sided skillet, combine 6 cups water, lemon slices, peppercorns, and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt; bring to a simmer over medium-high, then reduce heat to a low simmer. Add salmon (water should just cover fish), cover, and cook until opaque throughout, 5 to 8 minutes. With a wide, slotted spatula, transfer salmon to a plate.

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  • To serve: Whisk together lemon zest and juice, oil, and mustard; season with salt and pepper. Divide watercress, peaches, and basil among 4 plates, top with salmon, and drizzle with dressing. Season with salt and pepper.

Reviews (1)

16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2014
My husband and daughter and I gobbled this up. Easy to make, don't think anyone could mess it up. Just light, fresh and delicious. I also paired it with Martha's White Sangria for my husband and I. My daughter had fruit infused peach and melon water. Feeling great and the mess is minimal for husband to clean up. :)