Poached Salmon with Hollandaise Sauce Recipe

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Poached Salmon with Hollandaise Sauce
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  1. Find a high-sided pan large enough to accommodate both salmon fillets side-by-side, without too much excess room; a small skillet or medium-sized saucepan should do. Pour lemon juice and olive oil into the pan, along with enough water to bring the water level up to 3/4-inch. Season the water to taste with salt and pepper, then add the salmon. Pour in enough water to just cover the salmon.
  2. Place the salmon over medium-high heat, and heat until the water is hot and steaming, but not simmering (165 degrees F (75 degrees C)); reduce heat if needed to keep the water at the proper temperature. Poach until the salmon turns opaque, and is firm to the touch; or to an internal temperature of 140 degrees F (60 degrees C). Proceed making the Hollandaise sauce while the salmon is poaching.
  3. Pour a few inches of water into a saucepan, and bring to a boil over high heat, then turn heat to medium-high and maintain water at a gentle boil. Place the egg yolks in a metal bowl, and whisk in hot water. Place the bowl over, but not touching, the boiling water. Whisk constantly until the yolks thicken, turn a light, opaque yellow, and double in volume. You may need to remove the bowl from the boiling water from time to time in order to keep from scrambling the yolks.
  4. When the yolks have thickened and increased in volume, begin whisking in the butter, a cube at a time until it melts and incorporates into the hollandaise sauce. Wait for each cube to melt and incorporate before adding the next. Once all of the butter has been incorporated, remove from heat, whisk in the lemon juice, and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. To serve, drain the poached salmon and place each piece onto a dinner plate. Generously ladle with the warm hollandaise sauce, and sprinkle with chives.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1015.33 Kcal (4251 kJ)
Calories from fat 960.29 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 106.7g 164%
Cholesterol 502.58mg 168%
Sodium 128.07mg 5%
Potassium 270.17mg 6%
Total Carbs 3.45g 1%
Sugars 1.2g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0.09g 0%
Protein 15.76g 32%
Vitamin C 16.6mg 28%
Vitamin A 1.1mg 38%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Calcium 72mg 7%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 385.53 Kcal (1614 kJ)
Calories from fat 364.63 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 40.51g 164%
Cholesterol 190.83mg 168%
Sodium 48.63mg 5%
Potassium 102.59mg 6%
Total Carbs 1.31g 1%
Sugars 0.46g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0.03g 0%
Protein 5.98g 32%
Vitamin C 6.3mg 28%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 38%
Iron 0.5mg 8%
Calcium 27.3mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 29.2
  • 29

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Total Fat

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