Oven-Poached Salmon Fillets

Oven-Poached Salmon Fillets

11 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, Spring 2003

Baking salmon fillets, covered, with a little wine and some shallots produces moist, succulent results as long as you remember the two cardinal rules of fish cookery: choose only the freshest fish and don't overcook it. Serve topped with your favorite sauce, if desired.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 pound salmon fillet, cut into 4 portions, skin removed, if desired
  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallot, (1 medium)
  • Lemon wedges, for garnish

Preparation

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  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Coat a 9-inch glass pie pan or an 8-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Place salmon, skin-side (or skinned-side) down, in the prepared pan. Sprinkle with wine. Season with salt and pepper, then sprinkle with shallots. Cover with foil and bake until opaque in the center and starting to flake, 15 to 25 minutes, depending on thickness.
  3. When the salmon is ready, transfer to dinner plates. Spoon any liquid remaining in the pan over the salmon and serve with lemon wedges.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 246 calories; 15 g fat(3 g sat); 0 g fiber; 1 g carbohydrates; 23 g protein; 31 mcg folate; 62 mg cholesterol; 0 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 117 IU vitamin A; 5 mg vitamin C; 13 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 213 mg sodium; 435 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: 3 1/2 lean protein

Reviews 11

June 07, 2014
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By: feetonground2007
Fast weeknight dinner Had this with broccoli and couscous; drizzled pan drippings over the couscous; it was awesome. Great, fool-proof, fish recipe for a person who hasn't cooked fish before. Pros: Good the next day too. :)
May 29, 2013
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By: michelembarnett
Moist and tasty This recipe is the one I used the first time I cooked salmon and I was very pleased with the results. Consequently, this is a go-to recipe when I want something elegant and delicious but I am short on time. It goes together quickly and is very succulent and satisfying. Pros: Easy, quick and delicious Cons: None
September 14, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
quick and fantastic This was so easy and fast, and the payoff was that of a well labored-over meal. In addition to the shallots I added fresh dill, garlic, green onion and cayenne in lieu of sauce. And I used smoked salt combined with a touch of sea salt. It was terrific and I will be making it again this week. Thank you! Pros: quick, delicious, easy
December 05, 2011
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By: hannah.lachman
Easy and flavorful I love how easy it is to throw together this tasty mid-week meal. I back a cookie sheet of asparagus in the oven along with the salmon, and with a little leftover rice I can have a complete meal and a clean kitchen in 25 minutes. Pros: Easy, flavor, light,
September 28, 2009
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By: EatingWell User
Excellent ratio of labor to elegance. The Creamy Dill Sauce is the perfect compliment. I thought I was poaching salmon when I left the house this a.m., but turned out to be lake trout. Still came out great. I used an ovenproof skillet for poaching. Also recommend pouring a glass of the wine in a glass with the meal. Jim, IL
September 28, 2009
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By: EatingWell User
I make this at least once every 2 weeks and it never ceases to amaze me how delicious the salmon turns out! And it's so easy!!! Jennifer, San Diego, CA
September 28, 2009
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By: EatingWell User
I loved this recipe. It was SO easy and I made a lemon sauce to put on top - we made this recipe 2 times in 2 weeks! Carly, Midland, MI
September 28, 2009
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By: EatingWell User
It was excellent and the salmon stayed really moist! I made it with the creamy dill sauce which was very nice as well! Anonymous
September 28, 2009
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By: EatingWell User
The salmon was awesome - but the sauce does not match the picture. I would make it again. Anonymous, Raleigh, NC