Poached Salmon With Ginger and Cilantro

20 mins (prep 7, cooking 13)
8 ingredients
2 servings
Entered for safe-keeping, from Sean Donnellan's "Something Tastes Funny", recipe by Naidre Miller. This cookbook is geared to new cooks and non-cooks. The cilantro and fresh ginger add zing; if you want to tone it down, use half the listed amount of fresh ginger. I prefer to poach salmon over any other preparation method, although I most often poach in my square 1 1/2-quart Corning Glass casserole dish in the microwave, topping the exposed surface with tiny slivers of butter to prevent drying out, checking at 8 minutes, and turning salmon over if additional cooking time is needed, adding more tiny slivers of butter. I keep dry vermouth and dry sherry on hand to use for dry white wine, as these don't go bad if you can't finish the bottle. Whatever wine you choose, it must be good enough for you to drink, avoid "cooking wine". Pinot grigio or a flavorful chardonnay such as Kendall-Jackson also work, or Vouvray would be special if you are trying to impress someone. I recommend a non-reactive pan so the wine won't ruin the seasoning of your favorite saute pan; a Le Creuset enamelled skillet or pot or a heavy non-stick pan would work as well for stovetop. Now poach fish with confidence! You'll eschew Mrs. Paul's or Gorton's forever!

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Serving Size (55.87 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 49.42 Calories from Fat 0.09
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.01g 0.05%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.03%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 3.76mg 0.31%
Total Carbohydrate 4.44g 2.96%
Dietary Fiber 0.06 g 0.5%
Sugars 0.35 g %
Protein 0.25g 1.0%
Vitamin A 0.27IU% Vitamin C 0.94mg%
Calcium 8.24mg% Iron 0.12mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
salmon steaks, fresh cilantro, fresh ginger, fresh cilantro