Elegant Poached Salmon in white wine sauce w/ Asparagus


This is my “go-to” recipe for impressing a date and is purrfect for Valentine’s day! The favors are fantastic and it’s nice and light (let’s face it—-feeling stuffed and bloated isn’t sexy!) Plus it’s quick–so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time romancing your special someone ;)


1 lb wild salmon fillets

4 cups water

½ cup shallots, finely chopped

1 red or green bell pepper, de-seeded and chopped

2 cups dry white wine

2 Tbsp butter (grass fed if available)

1 lemon juiced (2 tbsp)

¼ cup fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped

2 cups or 1 lb asparagus, trimmed and steamed


1. In a large pot, poach salmon in water for 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.

2. In a medium skillet, simmer shallots and peppers in butter  and white wine over medium-high heat until the wine has reduced to one third.

3. Add the salmon to the skillet, spooning the sauce over the salmon. Continue cooking over medium heat for 5 minutes, allowing the salmon to absorb the flavors and liquid to reduce further. Add lemon juice and parsley.

4. Serve with steamed asparagus and garnish with a lemon wedge.

Serves 2.