Monday, June 27, 2011

Oven Poached Salmon

Okay, so first off we did not make it golfing this morning. It was way too hot! We are going to have to wait until it cools off a little bit. I heard in a few weeks it may be back down to the low 100's. lol:) We still spent a nice day together. Me and the hubby had breakfast and went to Sportsman's in order to price all the things we need for our camping and fishing trip we are going on at the end of the week. Not too bad. I hope we catch some fish at the lake. I love to fish. My dad taught me how when I was little and I have loved it ever since, but I have not been very often. I hope this trip will be better than the last one. Have I mentioned this is only the second time I have been camping. I am looking forward to it and dreading it at the same time. I was worried about not having any facilities to use on the trip. The hubby told me not to worry about it. The hubby also explained how the outdoor toilet worked. Yuck! I am sure it will be fine. However, we cannot have a campfire this weekend do to dry conditions. There have been enough wildfires going on this year so far, I would not want to be the cause of another one. With this being said, we are going to have to cook all of our food on a propane stove. I will let you know how it goes.

I already mentioned how hot it was today, so it goes without saying I did not have the urge to stay in a hot kitchen and cook. I did cook anyway. I thought that salmon sounded good for dinner. I have been seeing lots of advertisements for it lately. To me it sounded better than eating something heavy for dinner. I prepared it the way my mom taught me and it was delicious. I also made mashed potatoes again but with havarti cheese this time. So much better. I do not think I will ever acquire the taste for bleu cheese. Only time will tell. I will however give it one more try before I call it a quits.

Back to the salmon. I prepared it very simply. I baked it in the oven and poached it in white wine. So good! I served it with potatoes and steamed broccoli. I got a thumbs up from the hubby. Usually when I cook seafood he asks where the meat is but he was satisfied with his dinner.

Oven Poached Salmon
1 1lb salmon
2/3 c of white wine
2 T chives (I forgot to buy scallions)
2 T tarragon ( I like it better with dill but I was experimenting. It was still good.)
2 T butter ( cut into 4 pats)
1 lemon (cut into round slices)
salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 400. Place salmon in 9x13 baking dish. Top it with salt, pepper, tarragon, lemon, and butter.

Pour the wine around the fish and cover the dish tightly with aluminum foil.

Bake about 20 minutes or until reaches desired doneness. Enjoy:)

I hope you like it as much as I do.

Yum! I hope the first day of the week was great:)

1 comment:

  1. This is a great way to do salmon, Melissa. I must try it with tarragon.

    Please send some of that heat you mention. It is summer here or so I'm told - grey sky, and cool. No danger of wildfires after the rain we've had this week.


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