Poaching fish is a great, easy way to cook the protein while ensuring that it retains all its moisture. And poaching something in olive oil takes that to the next level. You'll want to use a tasty extra-virgin olive oil for this because the fish will absorb a lot of the oil's flavor during the cooking process. I went with simple flavors (lemon, garlic, chile, oregano) to let the olive oil and fish shine, but it would be easy to sub in any additional herbs and spices (think rosemary or other citrus) you like.
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With more than 11 million North Americans claiming Scottish heritage, ancestry enthusiasts of all kinds are invited to explore the Scottish culture explore the Scottish culture with this delicious three-salmon kedgere dish by chef Shirley Spear, owner and retired head chef of the award-winning Three Chimneys restaurant. Inspired by the stunning landscapes and the diverse culture of the people in the region, the following dish serves as a true testament to connecting food with heritage.Photo and recipe courtesy of Chef Shirley Spear
Perfectly cooked fish is, well, sexy. This simple technique will yield a perfectly cooked, silky, and decadent piece of salmon. Just be patient with this method, and like all good things, it will pay off in the end. Make sure you use the absolute freshest and highest quality salmon available. I recommend using wild king salmon, preferably center-cut portions. — PICNIC LA Executive Chef, Alex Resnick
If I do say so myself, this recipe is damn good. It was so good, in fact, that the second it was ready, we inhaled the entire thing, putting our forks down only onto empty (nearly licked) dishes, and then realized we’d forgotten to take pictures (hence the lovely stock photo you see). But trust me, the delicately pink poached salmon looks beautiful atop white rice dotted with Parmesan and bright red cherry tomatoes.
It’s light, but has tons of flavor; it’s buttery, but doesn’t feel fatty; and it’s not that difficult to make. There are two main parts to think about: the rice, which can be all but left alone, and the salmon poaching which takes a bit more hand holding. I took my poaching cues from the one and only Eric Ripert, making them my own with white wine instead of vermouth and leaving out other steps and ingredients. But still, why not learn from the best?
Just be prepared that whomever you make this for will request it the next night, and the next night…
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For maximum flavor, we cook the salmon in the time-honored way, by poaching it gently in well-salted boiling water. Better still, use sea water if you are close to the coast.Check out these Lessons in Irish Cooking.Click here for more salmon recipes.
Chef Kim creates a depth of flavor with his Scottish salmon by poaching it in a celery, lemongrass, and white wine liquid that’s been infused with lemon and lime peels. It’s sprinkled with an herb-bacon crust to give a fresh and crunchy finish.