Poached Salmon with Mustard-Dill Sauce
This elegant meal takes less than 30 minutes to put together and yet is impressive enough for entertaining. This is a great dinner for nights when you don’t want to turn on the oven but still crave a home cooked meal. Salmon and other cold water fish have high levels of heart healthy Omega-3 fatty acids.
1 teaspoon olive or vegetable oil
2 tablespoon shallots, finely chopped
1 1/2 cup fat-free or low fat milk
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 1/4 lb salmon fillet, about 1 inch thick, skin on, cut into 4 portions
1 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
Lemon or Lime wedges and fresh dill sprigs for garnish.
In a 10-inch skillet or sauté pan, heat oil over medium heat. Add shallots and sauté until softened, 30 to 60 seconds. Add milk, shallots and pepper; bring to simmer, stirring. Reduce heat to low.
Slip salmon pieces in the milk sauce, skin-side up; immediately turn over. Cover and poach salmon gently, spooning milk cooking liquid over top of salmon occasionally, just until interior is opaque, 10 to 12 minutes.
With a slotted spoon, carefully transfer salmon to a warm platter. Cover with foil and keep warm.
In a small bowl, mix lemon juice and cornstarch; add to poaching liquid and cook, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened, about 1 minute. Stir in sour cream, chopped dill and mustard.
Garnish salmon with lemon wedges and dill sprigs. Serve with the mustard-dill sauce.