Pepper Poached Salmon

This heart-healthy dish, loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, is ideal for dieters. It has fewer than 150 calories per serving.

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
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Pepper Poached Salmon
Ingredients
1
pounds fresh or frozen salmon fillets
1
cup water
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
cup loosely packed watercress leaves
2
tablespoons snipped fresh tarragon
1/2
lemon, cut into thick slices
2
teaspoons whole peppercorns
3
bay leaves
1/2
cup light dairy sour cream
1
teaspoon snipped fresh tarragon
1/2
teaspoon ground pepper
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
tablespoon snipped fresh chives
 
Watercress and fresh tarragon sprigs (optional)
Directions
  1. Thaw fish, if frozen. Measure thickness of fish. Cut into 4 serving-sized pieces, if necessary. In a large skillet combine the 1 cup water and the 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  2. For the bouquet garni, place 1/2 cup of the watercress, the 2 tablespoons tarragon, lemon slices, peppercorns, and bay leaves in the center of a double-thick, 9-inch-square piece of 100 percent cotton cheesecloth. Bring the corners of the cheesecloth together and tie with clean 100 percent cotton string. Place the bouquet garni in the skillet. Bring water to boiling; reduce heat. With a slotted spatula, gently lower the fish fillets into the water. Simmer, covered, for 4 to 6 minutes for each 1/2 inch of thickness or until fish just flakes when tested with a fork. Carefully remove the fish fillets with a slotted spatula to a platter. Cover fish and keep it warm while preparing sauce.
  3. For sauce, in a blender container or food processor bowl combine sour cream, remaining 1/2 cup watercress, the 1 teaspoon tarragon, ground pepper, and salt. Cover and blend or process until smooth. Stir in chives. Spoon sauce onto plates and top with fish. Garnish with additional watercress and tarragon, if desired. Makes 4 servings.
Nutrition Facts (Pepper Poached Salmon)
    Per serving:
  • 149 kcal cal.,
  • 6 g fat
  • (2 g sat. fat,
  • 24 mg chol.,
  • 507 mg sodium,
  • 5 g carb.,
  • 19 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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