Salmon Poached in Tomato Broth

If it wasn't for the plate I would say there was a color cast in there

If it wasn’t for the plate I would say there was a color cast in there

This recipe is a great way to take advantage of fresh tomatoes and was inspired by this recipe at In Sock Monkey Slippers.

A really good piece of salmon is key as well.

Serve this with polenta or creamy grits.

Poached Salmon in Tomato Broth

  • 1 lb salmon steaks or fillets
  • 8-10 garlic cloves roughly crushed
  • 1 large green onion
  • 8 sprigs thyme
  • 4 basil leaves roughly torn
  • 1 large red tomato
  • 1 large yellow tomato
  • 1 1/2 cups dry white wine
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • Salt/pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Season fish with salt and pepper. Chop two tablespoons green stem of the onion and set aside until the end. Roughly chop the remaining stem and bulb. In a large saute pan heat  olive oil over low heat and add garlic, thyme, and chopped onion. Cover and sweat over low heat for five minutes, stirring once. Add broth, wine and whole tomatoes to the pan and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook on low until tomatoes are soft, about 20 minutes. Crush tomatoes with a spoon and add basil leaves. Cover and cook another five minutes then add fish to pan and poach until done. Depending on the thickness of the salmon this could take 5-15 minutes. When fish is done remove to a plate and pour cooking liquid through a strainer pressing all juice from solids. Pour broth back into pan, add reserved green onion and bring to a simmer. Serve fish on a bed of grits or polenta with fresh broth poured over everything.

About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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4 Responses to Salmon Poached in Tomato Broth

  1. This salmon looks deliciously moist and I love the idea of the tomato broth. Polenta would make the perfect side!

  2. Sandra says:

    Looks delicious, and healthy. Must try! Thanks for sharing.

  3. hocuspocus13 says:

    Reblogged this on hocuspocus13 and commented:

  4. Eva Taylor says:

    Looks delicious.

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