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Poached salmon with capers and hollandaise sauce on a white platter

Poached Salmon with Capers and Hollandaise Sauce

Course: Entree, Seafood
Cuisine: American
Keyword: capers, poached, salmon
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 218kcal
This poached salmon with capers and hollandaise sauce is healthy and unbelievably delicious, too.  The salmon is perfectly poached within minutes and the super easy No Fuss Hollandaise Sauce comes together in about 4 minutes, too. 
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  • 2 lbs fresh salmon skin removed, if desired
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 large lemon sliced
  • 1 shallot peeled and sliced
  • 4 sprigs fresh dill plus extra, chopped, for garnish
  • 1/2 cup non-pareil capers drained
  • 1 cup No Fuss Hollandaise Sauce click for recipe


  • Cut salmon into fillets, approx. 1 to 2 inches wide and liberally salt and peppers.  Set aside.
  • Heat wine and water in a large skillet over medium-heat.  Once simmering, add the lemon, shallots, dill, and capers.  Then top with the salmon fillets. 
  • Once the liquid starts to boil, cover, and reduce heat to medium.  Simmer, covered, for about 8 to 10 minutes, until salmon is cooked and flaky. 
  • Add salmon to serving platter, or plates, and top with cooked aromatics.  
  • Pour prepared hollandaise sauce over the top, and add more capers and chopped dill. Serve at once!



Calories: 218kcal