Dad's Poached Salmon with Cucumber Sauce

  • Recipe courtesy of Dave Lieberman
Total Time:
50 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive Prep:
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Cook:
40 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

FOR THE POACHING LIQUID:

Directions

Combine all poaching liquid ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring the poaching liquid to a very low simmer and cook 30 minutes. Skim the top as needed to remove any foam from the surface. Lay some cheesecloth over the top of the poaching liquid, making a bed for the fillets. Submerge salmon in poaching liquid and cook for 8 to 10 minutes.

1 English cucumber, unpeeled, roughly chopped
Fronds from 1 bunch dill (about 1 cup)
1/2 small red onion
2 large lemons, juiced
1/3 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/3 cup yogurt
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Combine first four ingredients in a blender and puree. Gradually blend in mayonnaise, oil and yogurt and then season, to taste, with salt and pepper.

Serve poached salmon with side of sauce.

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