I’ve been on a huge salmon kick lately- and you should be, too! Here’s why:
- It’s amazingly healthy– full of Omega-3s, vitamins B and D, and lean protein
- It cooks up in only a few minutes, so it’s perfect for fast dinners
- It seems “fancy,” even though it takes minutes to make
- It tastes so, so, so good. Especially when it’s poached and smothered in this healthy, creamy lemon caper sauce!
This recipe poaches the salmon, rather than searing or baking it. If you’ve never tried poaching salmon, you are in for a big treat! I love salmon seared as well, but when it’s poached, it comes out super moist and tender with very little effort. There is subtle flavor infused into the fish from the poaching liquid, which in this case is made of wine, water, garlic, and lemon zest.
And the sauce. THE SAUCE. I admit: I do have a bit of a sauce obsession. Especially when the sauce involves the briny, salty goodness of capers. As delicious as this salmon is, you are going to be absolutely blown away by this sauce. Theoretically, you can put it on all kinds of things- chicken, steak, other kinds of fish, even pasta! And while it tastes absolutely decadent, rich, and creamy, it’s healthier from the use of Greek yogurt in place of cream.
Here’s how to poach the salmon….