Saturday, February 4, 2012

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Microwave Poached Salmon





I caught a recipe similar to this on a recent talk show.  The end product looked wonderful, but, I thought the poaching liquid needed more flavor.  So I amped up the ingredients in the poaching liquid and the end result turned out incredible, both in flavor and appearance!

I love to cook; putting all my heart and energy into a meal is soul satisfying to me.  But, there are those days that the spirit exists, yet, there just isn’t enough fuel left in my tank to put too much energy into dinner….enter Microwave Poached Salmon!  Refrigerator to table in less than 10 minutes!

Eight ounces of salmon is enough to serve 2 people.

Microwave Poached Salmon

8 ounces Salmon
Salt to taste
Ground Black Pepper to taste
5 slices of fresh ginger
Zest from 1 orange (optional if using packaged orange juice)
Juice from 1 orange (or ¼ cup orange juice)
¼ cup dry white wine
2 whole cloves of garlic, peeled and slightly smashed
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Canola Oil
¼ teaspoon sesame oil

Season salmon with salt and pepper and set aside.

In large microwave safe bowl, mix ginger, orange zest, orange juice, wine, garlic, cilantro (or parsley), oil and dill weed.

Place salmon in bowl with other ingredients, cover bowl with a microwave safe plate or plastic wrap.

Microwave covered bowl on high, for 4 minutes.

Remove salmon from liquid and serve.


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