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Poached Salmon with Shrimp Sauce

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Category: Seafood

 Ingredients List

  • 2 c Water
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 6 Bruised peppercorns
  • 2 Sprigs parsley
  • 4 Salmon steaks (6-8oz ea)
  • 1 pn Sugar
  • 1/2 c Dry white vermouth
  • 1/2 c Half & half
  • 2 tb Butter
  • 1/4 lb Cooked shrimp (peeled &
  • Deveined)
  • 1/2 ts Dried dill weed
  • 1 ts Rinsed, chopped capers
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Fresh cooked vegetables


Boil water in large skillet with salt, peppercorns & parsley; ease in
steaks & cover. When water begins to reboil, adjust heat to low;
poach fish 5 minutes. Remove from heat & pour off all but 1/2 cup
liquid; add sugar & vermouth. Baste fish with mixture; let stand,
covered, 5 minutes. Remove fish to heated serving platter. Remove
parsley sprigs & peppercorns from remaining liquid & discard. Return
liquid to heat & bring to boil. Spoon 1-2 Tbls. hot liquid into half
& half to heat it up; pour mixture back into skillet. Heat, beating
with wire whisk, until it reduces to about half. Beat in butter, bit
by bit. Adjust heat to medium. Wash & pat dry shrimp; add shrimp to
sauce, along with dill weed & capers. Season to taste with salt &
pepper. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, about 5 minutes, until
shrimp are heated. Spoon sauce over fish; serve immediately with
fresh cooked vegetables as garnish.

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