SO EASY Succulent Poached Salmon with Béarnaise Sauce

I have a confession to make…I’m a little scared of eating fish.  I used to love it, but I had a bad experience and have since gone into every fish eating moment with fear, expecting that overpowering fishy taste or to chomp down on a bone.  Since I know it’s good for us, I force myself to make it but I am always on the lookout for recipes that make fish less fishy.  I love Jamie’s fish fry and there are certain fish I can really enjoy, like grouper and tuna, but the mental block has been the worst.

I finally stumbled onto something that the whole family can enjoy and the sauce is fantastic.  I mean, fan-freaking-tastic, people!  I always double the sauce recipe, as my photos prove, and I am not ashamed.  I’ll do it again.

You probably have most of the short ingredient list on hand, so let’s hop to it!

Poached Salmon with Béarnaise Sauce

Servings: 4, unless you live with Andrew and he eats 3/4 of the entire dish.
Prep time: 5 min.                                                                   Cook time: 8-10 min.
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup white wine (dry is best)
  • salt and pepper to taste, if desired

Béarnaise Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise or Miracle Whip

    The secret’s in the sauce!
  • 2 TBSP lemon juice
  • 1 TBSP Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp tarragon, fresh minced or dried
  • salt and pepper to taste

In a skillet, bring wine and water to a simmer (add salt, pepper and a dash of Tony’s, if you like), then add the salmon.  Cook without boiling for 8 to 10 minutes or until steaks flake easily with a fork.  Remove from skillet, divide steaks and keep warm.

In a small saucepan, while the salmon simmers (very poetic, don’t you think?) combine all the sauce ingredients well with a whisk.  Cook over medium low heat without boiling, whisking until warmed through.  Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve over salmon.







One thought on “SO EASY Succulent Poached Salmon with Béarnaise Sauce

  1. This looks really good. The bearnaise sauce is much easier than my recipe. Will be trying this soon. You need to write a cookbook! You’re good, you!

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