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Poached Salmon Steaks With Sauce


These poached salmon steaks are served with a rich and delicious Hollandaise sauce.


  • Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • dash cayenne pepper or hot pepper sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • .
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • fresh or freeze-dried dill or parsley
  • 3 to 4 peppercorns
  • 6 salmon steaks


Heat the butter in a heavy saucepan until hot and foamy, but do not let the butter brown. In a small bowl, whisk or beat egg yolks with 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and cayenne pepper or hot sauce. Gradually beat in butter, then water. Return mixture to saucepan and beat over very low heat until mixture is slightly thickened. Serve immediately or let stand over warm water for up to 30 minutes.
Makes about 2/3 cup of sauce.

Put 4 cups of boiling water in a large skillet; add 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 tablespoon salt, onion slices, a few parsley or dill sprigs, and peppercorns. Bring to a boil; gently add the salmon steaks to the boiling mixture. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and continue cooking for about 6 to 8 minutes, or until the salmon flakes easily with a fork. Remove carefully to a platter with a slotted spoon or spatula. Spoon 2 to 3 tablespoons of sauce over each salmon steak.
Serves 6.

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