Poached Salmon with Lemon Mint Tzatziki

  • 2005, Ellie Krieger, All Rights Reserved
Total Time:
3 hr 18 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive Prep:
3 hr
Cook:
8 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Put the wine, water, bay leaves, parsley and of the sliced lemons into a large deep skillet and bring to a simmer.

Add the salmon, skin side down. Add more water, if necessary, to cover the salmon. Cover the skillet and simmer over a low heat until the fish is just cooked through, about 8 minutes.

Transfer the fish to a plate, cover it and chill it completely in the refrigerator, about 3 hours.

To serve, peel the skin from the fillet and scrape away any brown flesh. Put the fish on a serving plate, garnish with scallion and the remaining lemon slices. Serve with Lemon Mint Tzatziki.

Line a strainer with paper towel and put the strainer over a bowl. Put the yogurt in the strainer and place it in the refrigerator to drain and thicken for 3 hours.

Seed and coarsely grate the cucumber. Drain it well. In a medium bowl, stir together the thickened yogurt and olive oil. Stir in the cucumber, lemon juice, garlic, zest and mint. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and serve.

Yield: 1 cup

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