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Poached King Salmon with Sizzling Chives

  • King
  • Poach
  • Active Time:10 min
  • Total Time:25 min
  • Servings:4
  • Difficulty:Easy
Photo by Rachael Martin

Poaching imparts a wonderful flavor to the fish, and the sizzling chives are a fun, delicious, and unique way to top it off.


  • 4 (6-ounce) pieces of King Salmon Available In Our Premium Subscription Box

  • 1 (2 inch) piece of ginger, grated or finely diced

  • 2 whole cloves of garlic, smashed but not diced

  • ½ cup dry white wine

  • 10 whole peppercorns

  • 2½ cups water or light fish stock

  • 3 tablespoons peanut or coconut oil

  • 4 bay leaves

  • 1 bunch chives, diced

  • 2 tablespoons sea salt


Season salmon with sea salt. Add 1 tbsp oil to a high-rimmed sauté pan and bring to a medium heat.

Add ginger and sauté for one minute. Then add whole garlic cloves and sauté for another minute. Add wine, water, bay leaves, peppercorns, and salt.

Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer at medium-low heat. Add salmon to the broth and cover.

Cook for 5-7 minutes, depending on the thickness of your king pieces. Remove from poaching liquid and let rest.

Heat 1 tbsp of oil until very hot. Cover salmon pieces with diced chives, and pour hot oil over them. The chives should sizzle and get crispy.

Plate salmon pieces with a side of your favorite greens, roasted seasonal vegetables, mashed potatoes, or your favorite side dish.

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