Classic Poached Salmon FIllets

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  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 2 tablespoons chives, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon thyme, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chervil, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tarragon, chopped
  • 4 8-ounce (250-gram) salmon fillets


Combine water, wine and herbs in a skillet over high heat and bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes or until flavourful.

Bring to boil again, add salmon, skin-side down, reduce heat to medium low and spoon a few ladlefuls of liquid over top of salmon, cover skillet and poach for 5 minutes.

Remove skillet from heat, uncover and let salmon cool completely in liquid. Remove skin before serving.