Poached Salmon with Creamy Piccata Sauce

Poached Salmon with Creamy Piccata Sauce

Makes: 4 servings
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Easy poached salmon is sophisticated with a creamy caper-and-lemon sauce.

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound center-cut salmon fillet, skinned (see Tip) and cut into 4 portions
  • 1 cup dry white wine, divided
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 teaspoons capers, rinsed
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill

Preparation

  1. Place salmon in a large skillet. Add 1/2 cup wine and enough water to just cover the salmon. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to a simmer, turn the salmon over, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallot and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the remaining 1/2 cup wine; boil until slightly reduced, about 1 minute. Stir in lemon juice and capers; cook 1 minute more. Remove from the heat; stir in sour cream and salt. To serve, top the salmon with the sauce and garnish with dill.

Tips & Notes

Tip: How to skin a salmon fillet: Place skin-side down. Starting at the tail end, slip a long knife between the fish flesh and the skin, holding down firmly with your other hand. Gently push the blade along at a 30° angle, separating the fillet from the skin without cutting through either.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 4
  • Amount Per serving
  • Calories 229
  • % Daily values *
  • 12% Total Fat 8g
    • 10% Saturated Fat 2g
    • Trans Fat 0g
    • Monounsaturated Fat 4g
  • 20% Cholesterol 59mg
  • 14% Potassium 506mg
  • 12% Sodium 296mg
  • 1% Total Carbohydrate 4g
    • 0% Dietary Fiber 0g
    • Sugars 2g
  • 46% Protein 23g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrients Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2400mg 2400mg
Total Carbohydrate Equals 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Equals 25g 30g

Recipe by EatingWell.com

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