Poached Salmon Steaks with Hot Basil Sauce

poached salmon steaks with hot basil sauce

Poached Salmon Steaks with Hot Basil Sauce

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Servings: 6
Calories: 288
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes


  • 1 large bunch fresh basil
  • 4 celery sticks chopped
  • 1 carrot chopped
  • 1 small courgette chopped
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 6 salmon steaks about 4 oz each and 2.5 cm (1 inch) thick
  • 3 floz dry white wine
  • 4 floz water
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz unsalted butter


  • Strip the leaves off half the basil and set aside. Spread all the chopped vegetables over the bottom of a large flameproof dish with a lid, press the salmon steaks into the vegetables and cover them with the remaining basil.
  • Pour over the wine and water and add salt and pepper to taste. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for about 10 minutes. Transfer the salmon to a warmed serving dish.
  • Bring the poaching liquid and vegetables back to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Strain into a liquidizer and add the cooked and uncooked basil.
  • Blend to a puree and return to a saucepan. Bring the puree to the boil and reduce by half, until thickened. Remove the pan from the heat, add the lemon juice and stir in the butter Pour the sauce over the salmon steaks and serve.
  • Make sure that you do not overcook the salmon. It should, be opaque and firm when tested with the point of a sharp knife.
Calories: 288 kcal
Carbohydrates: 4 g
Protein: 34 g
Fat: 13g
Saturated Fat: 3 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 99 mg
Sodium: 89 mg
Potassium: 997 mg
Fiber: 1 g
Sugar: 2 g
Vitamin A: 1907 IU
Vitamin C: 8 mg
Calcium: 37 mg
Iron: 2 mg
Ingredients Fish & Seafood, Salmon
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