Poached Wild Salmon with Skillet Tomatoes

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Poached Wild Salmon with Skillet Tomatoes
Poached Wild Salmon with Skillet Tomatoes
Whole Foods Market

Poached Wild Salmon with Skillet Tomatoes

A simple garnish of cherry tomatoes and scallions lets the flavor of antioxidant-rich wild salmon stand on its own. Serve with a green salad.

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4
Servings
335
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Four 6-ounce wild salmon fillets, bones removed
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 Cup grape tomatoes
  • 1 bunch scallions, white and light green parts only, sliced thinly
  • Lemon wedges, for serving

Directions

Fill a wide pot or pan large enough to hold all of the salmon at once with enough water to cover the salmon by about an inch. (Do not put in the salmon yet.) Bring the water to a simmer. Season the salmon with salt and pepper, to taste, on both sides.

When the water starts to simmer, add the salmon. Increase the heat to return the water to a very light simmer. Cook until the salmon is just opaque in the center, for about 10 minutes per inch of thickness. Carefully remove the salmon to a serving dish.

Meanwhile, heat the butter in a skillet over medium heat until the butter melts and starts to foam. Add the tomatoes and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring frequently, about 2 minutes. Add the scallions, toss, and continue cooking until the tomatoes start to wrinkle lightly. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Serve the salmon with the tomatoes, scallions, pan juices, and lemon wedges.

Salmon Shopping Tip

A fresh fish should not smell fishy nor have milky, opaque eyes; it should have bright red gills, firm flesh, and a tight anal cavity.

Salmon Cooking Tip

Whole fish should be stored upright in ice in the refrigerator.

Salmon Wine Pairing

Pinot gris/grigio, sauvignon blanc, sémillon, albariño, or rosé with most cooked salmon dishes; pinot noir with salmon in red wine or other strong sauce; grüner veltliner, rosé, or vintage or non-vintage champagne or sparkling wine with smoked salmon.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
16g
25%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
6g
29%
Cholesterol
92mg
31%
Protein
40g
79%
Carbs
7g
2%
Vitamin A
491µg
55%
Vitamin B12
7µg
100%
Vitamin B6
1mg
55%
Vitamin C
45mg
74%
Vitamin D
15µg
4%
Vitamin E
4mg
20%
Vitamin K
948µg
100%
Calcium
132mg
13%
Fiber
3g
11%
Folate (food)
41µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
41µg
10%
Iron
3mg
18%
Magnesium
154mg
38%
Monounsaturated
5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
13mg
66%
Phosphorus
517mg
74%
Polyunsaturated
4g
N/A
Potassium
1320mg
38%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
21%
Sodium
831mg
35%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
17.6%
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
1mg
8%

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