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Recipe
Cold Poached Salmon with Herb Mayonnaise

Cold Poached Salmon with Herb Mayonnaise

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 10 peppercorns
  • 5 allspice berries
  • 3 dill sprigs
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 lemon slices
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1½ pounds salmon fillet
  • Herb Mayonnaise:

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon of the salmon brine (reserved from poaching the fish)

Directions

  • Add 8 cups of water to 2 ½ quart pot or larger. Add the peppercorn, allspice, dill, bay, lemon slices, salt and vinegar. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat and simmer 20 minutes.
  • Add the salmon to a 2 quart baking dish. Carefully pour the hot brine over the salmon and set aside to cool. Reserve 1 tablespoon of the brine for the Herb Mayo. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • To make the Herb Mayo, combine the ingredients in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Remove the salmon from the liquid and pat dry. Discard the liquid. Cut the salmon into serving pieces and serve with the Herb Mayo.