Ah, Mother’s Day. Despite all of the flowers, homemade cards and love, Mother’s Day is frequently still a day of service and serving for most moms. So, I set out to make the day’s menu a bit more relaxed. Poached salmon is a win win for Mother’s Day. It’s a make-ahead, low-fat, high omega-3, delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner. Salmon also has many varieties in different price points which makes it great for entertaining. Happy Mother’s Day!
1 ½ lbs salmon filet, cut into 6 portions or left whole
¼ cup white wine, optional
juice of ½ lemon
2 Tb Basics Fuirst Cassoulet Seasoning, preferably wrapped in cheesecloth
Place the salmon in a poaching pot or pot deep enough to submerge the fish. Cover with water, wine, lemon juice and Basics Fuirst Cassoulet Seasoning. Bring to a boil and immediately lower to a simmer. Cover and cook gently for 10 minutes.
With a slotted spatula, remove fish from poaching liquid. If you did not wrap the Cassoulet Seasoning in cheesecloth, then gently rinse off spices that may cling to fish. Place on plate and let chill in refrigerator until ready to eat. Salmon may be made up to two days ahead. Serves 6.
Serve with Basics Fuirst Cassoulet Dip as a side sauce. See http://blog.basicsfuirst.com/ for recipe.