Poached Salmon with Herb and Caper Vinaigrette

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Poached Salmon with Herb and Caper Vinaigrette

Why This Recipe Works

For a poached salmon recipe with supple salmon accented by the delicate flavor of the poaching liquid—in under half an hour—we came up with some tricks: Using less poaching liquid allowed us to cut back on the vegetables and aromatics in th...

Why This Recipe Works

For a poached salmon recipe with supple salmon accented by the delicate flavor of the poaching liquid—in under half an hour—we came up with some tricks: Using less poaching liquid allowed us to cut back on the vegetables and aromatics in the broth, saving preparation time; adding alcohol to the liquid lowered its boiling point, creating steam that cooked the part of the fish that wasn’t submerged; and resting the fish on lemon slices prevented the bottom from overcooking.

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Season 9, Ep. 914
Fish Made EasySeason 9, Ep. 914

Poached salmon is a dish usually reserved for feeding a crowd. But why not adapt this party time entree for weeknight dining? We also set out to create super-crispy, oven-fried fish that gave us moist...