Salmon Steaks Poached in White Wine

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Jan. 10, 2012


Salmon steaks 13 1/2 Ounce (6 Steaks, 2 1/4 Pound Each)
Butter/Margarine 4 Tablespoon (1/2 Stick)
Salt 1 Teaspoon
Shallots 2 , finely chopped
Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
Bay leaves 2 , quartered
Sauterne/Dry white wine 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (American)
All purpose flour
Heavy cream 2 Tablespoon
Chopped parsley 1 Tablespoon



1. Preheat oven to 400F.

2. To prepare salmon steaks wash them and dry on paper towels.


3. In medium baking dish spread 2 tablespoons butter, place fish, sprinkle with salt, shallot, lemon juice and bay leaves and add Sauterne.

4. Cover dish with foil and bake for about 20 minutes.

5. With liquid in the dish baste steaks and bake, covered for 15 minutes longer just until fish flakes easily with fork.

6. Carefully remove fish from baking dish and drain well.

7. Strain liquid to measure 1 cup, adding more Sauterne, if necessary.

8. Arrange steaks on heatproof serving platter or return to baking dish to keep warm.


9. In small saucepan melt remaining butter and remove from heat.

10. Stir in flour until smooth, gradually stir in reserved fish liquid and cook over medium heat, stirring, until thick.

11. Stir in cream and pour sauce over salmon steaks and run under broiler 3 to 5 minutes or till golden-brown.


12. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 35 Minutes
Ready In: 35 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 317Calories from Fat 187

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 21 g32.3%

Saturated Fat 10 g50%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 537 mg22.38%

Total Carbohydrates 8 g2.7%

Dietary Fiber %


Protein 20 g40%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet