Alaska King Salmon Poached in Spring Vegatables

Light and delicate, with the bright tastes of early season vegatables. This fine presentation is easy to make, and ready in minutes.”

  • 2 Alaska King Salmon fillets(6-8 oz. each), thawed
    (Sockeye, or Silver Salmon may be used instead of King Salmon)
  • 1 cup quartered mushrooms
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1-1/2 tsp. chopped fresh dill weed
  • 1/2 tsp. grated lemon peel
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh asparagus pieces
  • 1/2 cup sugar snap peas or frozen early peas
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
  • Salt and black pepper

Saute mushrooms, shallots and garlic in 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat, 2 to 3 minutes. or until golden brown. Add wine and salmon. Sprinkle salmon with dill, lemon peel, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer 3 minutes. Add asparagus, simmer 2 minutes. Add peas, simmer another minute, or until salmon flakes with a fork and vegetables are tender.

Transfer salmon to four warm dinner plates. Surround each fillet with vegetables. Keep warm. Meanwhile, bring liquid in pan to a boil, add lemon juice and whisk in remaining tablespoon butter in small pieces. Pool sauce around each salmon fillet to serve.

Makes 4 servings.