Poached Salmon Fillet Recipe

Salmon is a nutritious food whether it is fried, baked, poached, or canned. There are many ways to cook it but this poached fillet recipe really is a nice twist for this meat fish. With lemon steamed into the fillets as they cook this recipe creates a meal that is not only delicious but one that is also highly nutritious as well.

Salmon is a rich source of protein and as a benefit is loaded with healthy omega 3 fats and vitamin D. Omega 3 are essential fats that your body requires for health and are excellent for heart and brain health. When you decide to cook up a salmon you just can't go wrong. So pull out a deep depth frying pan, pop on your pretty little apron, and let's cook up a meal of energy rich fish.

In this recipe I am using High Liner fish fillets. They are nice to cook with as the work of filleting the fish is already done for you and the size of each portion is ideal making it easy to adjust the cooking to the number of people you will be serving. I find that one portion is quite sufficient for myself but that my husband takes two onto his plate. 


4 to 6 salmon fillets (Packaged or fresh)
2 lemons
1/2 large onion (optional)

Recipe Directions: 

1. Slice your lemons and onion nice and thick. These will help to flavour your salmon as it poaches.

2. Lay your lemon slices in the bottom of the pan. Add water in to cover the lemon slices. This will steam the fish.

3. Lay your salmon fillets on top of the lemon. They should rest in the water but not be covered.

4. Sprinkle the onion slices over the salmon fillets. Cover pan to allow steam to cook and flavour the filleted fish.

5. Bring your water to a boil, reduce heat, and let fish steam cook on medium low heat for about 25 minutes. It's a very simple recipe. Give it a try. Poach up some fish fillets for supper tonight.

It is a simple recipe using natural ingredients. Once cooked season lightly with pepper and salt or add a sauce of your choice.

When cooked your poached salmon will look a little paler compared to fried but still delightfully tasty. You can serve it with the lemon and onion on top or discard these after cooking. If you want a more colourful fish simply give a quick searing in a buttered fry pan for about 2 minutes each side. Another nice touch is to serve the fish with a melted garlic butter or white sauce drizzled over the top. These added toppings are ideal for when you are hosting guests for the meal.

Most oily fish are healthy protein options compared to other meat sources and when it comes to selecting nutritional choices in meat, salmon is one of the best. This omega 3 rich meat is a great source of protein. Including more fish into your family's diet plan is a wonderful way to add healthier options into your meals. Serving fish 2 to 3 times a week can greatly help to improve overall energy levels especially when it is used as a replacement for fattier meats.

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