Barbecue Poached Salmon with Basil Mayonnaise

Author: Canadian Living

This is not real poaching but rather more like steaming, leaving the salmon to taste as if it were simmered in aromatic liquid. It's magnificent hot and mighty tasty cold. Toss any leftovers the next night with pasta and dressing.

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: August 2003

Ingredients

  • 1 side salmon (about 2 lb/ kg)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 whole fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons vermouth
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
Bail Mayonnaise:
  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh basil leaf
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Method

Place 40-inch (1 m) long piece of double-thickness foil on work surface; grease. Cut salmon into 8 portions just to skin; place, skin side down, on foil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Arrange whole chives over top; drizzle with vermouth. Fold foil over fish and seal to form packet.

Place on grill over medium heat; close lid and cook until fish flakes easily when tested, about 15 minutes. (Make-ahead: Open packet and let cool for 30 minutes; refrigerate until cold. Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.) Discard whole chives; sprinkle with chopped chives.

Basil Mayonnaise: In food processor or blender, purée together mayonnaise, basil, chives, oil, lemon juice and salt until smooth. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 24 hours.) Serve with salmon.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 301 mg
  • Protein 18 g
  • Calories 241.0
  • Total fat 18 g
  • Cholesterol 54 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 2 g

%RDI

  • Iron 3.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 14.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 2.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 3.0
  • Vitamin C 8.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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