Recipe courtesy of Richard Jones

Poached Filet of Salmon with Herb Mayonnaise

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  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 4 (4-ounce) servings
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1 pound salmon, skin on

1 cup dry white wine

2 carrots, peeled, chopped

3 bay leaves

White pepper and salt

Sprig of thyme

1 lemon, juiced

10 cups water

1/2 cup diced celery

Herb Mayonnaise, recipe follows

Herb Mayonnaise:

1cup mayonnaise

1 lemon, juiced

1/4 cup watercress leaves

1/4 cup fresh parsley

1/4 cup fresh dill

1/2 teaspoon minced garlic

1/2 teaspoon minced anchovies

Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Combine all ingredients except salmon in medium saucepan. Simmer for about 15 minutes. Carefully place salmon, skin side down, in liquid. The liquid should completely cover the fish. Poach salmon until done, about 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the size of the fish. When salmon is cooked, carefully remove it from the poaching liquid and let cool about 30 minutes. Serve chilled with Herb Mayonnaise.

Herb Mayonnaise:

Yield: 1 1/2 cups
  1. In food processor, combine all ingredients until smooth, about 2 minutes. Refrigerate until ready to serve.