Poached Salmon with Dill Mayonnaise Poached Salmon with Dill Mayonnaise

Author: Canadian Living

Poach, v., to cook food (usually egg, chicken or fish) by submerging it in liquid that is simmering or just below the boiling point.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: April 2008


Dill Mayonnaise:


In shallow Dutch oven large enough to hold fish in single layer, bring 6 cups (1.5 L) water, wine, onion, celery, parsley, dill, lemon, pepper and salt to boil. Reduce heat to medium; simmer for 20 minutes.

Add salmon; cover and poach at bare simmer for 7 to 9 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested. With skimmer or slotted spatula, transfer fish to platter; keep warm. Strain liquid through sieve, reserving 2 tbsp (25 mL).

Dill Mayonnaise: In bowl, whisk mayonnaise, dill, salt, pepper and 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the reserved poaching liquid, adding remaining 1 tbsp (15 mL) poaching liquid if desired. Serve with salmon.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 390 mg
  • Protein 34 g
  • Calories 509.0
  • Total fat 40 g
  • Cholesterol 111 mg
  • Saturated fat 7 g
  • Total carbohydrate 1 g


  • Iron 6.0
  • Folate 17.0
  • Calcium 2.0
  • Vitamin A 5.0
  • Vitamin C 8.0
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Poached Salmon with Dill Mayonnaise