Quick Poached Salmon with Cucumber Sauce (2-7-12)

Mom's Tips

February 7th, 2012 by Jim Field

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine or chicken broth
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 2 sprigs fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 peppercorns
  • 4 salmon steaks (6 oz. each)

Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup chopped seeded peeled cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil

1.  In an 11 inch x 7 inch microwave safe dish coated with cooking spray, combine the first six ingredients.  Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2-3 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil.

2.  Carefully add salmon to dish.  Cover and microwave at 70% power for five to 5 1/2 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

3.  Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the sour cream, cucumber, onion, salt and basil.  Remove salmon from poaching liquid.  Serve with sauce.

Yield:  4 servings