Poached Salmon


Poached fish

NOTE: Food processor/chopper/blender required


8 garlic cloves, divided
1/2 cup loosely packed fresh parsley leaves
1/4 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 bunch fresh parsley
3 lemons, sliced
6 (6-oz.) 1-inch-thick salmon fillets
Garnish with lemon slices or sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley.  Make your food look pretty and appetizing.


In a food processor/chopper or blender place 2 garlic cloves, 1/2 cup parsley leaves, 1/4 cup mint leaves, and 1/2 tsp. salt in a food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides as needed. With processor running, pour oil through food chute in a slow, steady stream, processing until smooth.  Smash remaining 6 garlic cloves, using flat side of a knife.

Pour water to a depth of 2 1/2 inches into a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add smashed garlic, 1/2 bunch fresh parsley, and lemon slices; bring to a boil. Add salmon fillets; return liquid to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 7 to 10 minutes or until fish flakes with a fork. Remove salmon from skillet; discard liquid in skillet. Serve salmon with garlic-parsley mixture on the side. Garnish with lemon slices.

Serve with a side of asparagus, or steamed artichokes, maybe your own favorite slaw recipe.