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Poached Salmon with Sauce a L’aneth

Pouched Salmon

Recipe courtesy of Chef Lance Barto.

Salmon Poaching Liquid Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/3 bunch of parsley
  • 1 1/2 cups J. Lohr Estates Riverstone Chardonnay
  • 1 white onion
  • 1 tsp. black peppercorns
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 5 stalks of celery
  • 5 sprigs thyme
  • zest and juice of one lemon

Salmon Poaching Liquid Instructions:

  1. Bring all ingredients to a boil, and lower to a simmer.
  2. Let simmer for about an hour and strain.
  3. Once strained, return the liquid to the pan.

Sauce à L’aneth Ingredients:
(makes approx. 1 cup of sauce)

  • 2 medium shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 cup crème fraîche
  • 1 oz. clarified butter
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 3 Tbsp. whole butter
  • 1 oz. lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup J. Lohr Estates Riverstone Chardonnay
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 Tbsp. fresh dill, chopped
  1. Sauté the shallots in the clarified butter over low heat until they turn translucent.
  2. Deglaze the pan with lemon juice and white wine, and reduce by half.
  3. Add the crème fraîche and Dijon mustard and reduce the heat to low to warm the sauce through.
  4. Melt in the whole butter, one tablespoon at a time, while constantly stirring.
  5. Once the butter is mounted into the sauce, stir in the dill, and season with salt and fresh cracked black pepper.


  1. Bring poaching liquid to a boil in a large shallow pan, and then reduce to a very low simmer. You should barely be able to see bubbles forming at the bottom of the pan.
  2. Place the salmon into the pan so its partially covered by the poaching liquid and cover. Cook approximately 5 minutes, or until desired temperature is reached. Be careful not to overcook the fish as it will be quite dry.
  3. Warm the sauce and ladle over the fish.
  4. Garnish with a sprig of dill and a lemon wedge. This dish is a perfect pairing with J. Lohr Estates Riverstone Chardonnay!

Please visit J. Lohr’s Recipes page for additional recipes and pairing ideas.