Poached Salmon and Watercress with Peaches

Poached Salmon and Watercress with Peaches

SERVE WITH A CHILLED GLASS OF 2019 JAMES ESTATE CHARDONNAY & ENJOY!

POACHED SALMON AND WATERCRESS WITH PEACHES

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 skinless salmon fillets (700 grams, 1 inch thick)
  • 1 bunch watercress, trimmed
  • 2 large peaches, thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 5 whole black peppercorns
  • Coarse salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest plus 2 tablespoons juice
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons grainy mustard
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves

METHOD

  1. Poach salmon: In a large straight-sided skillet, combine 6 cups water, lemon slices, peppercorns, and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt.
  2. Bring to a simmer over medium-high, then reduce heat to a low simmer.
  3. Add salmon (water should just cover fish), cover, and cook until opaque throughout, 5 to 8 minutes. With a wide, slotted spatula, transfer salmon to a plate.
  4. To serve: Whisk together lemon zest and juice, oil, and mustard; season with salt and pepper. Divide watercress, peaches, and basil among 4 plates, top with salmon, and drizzle with dressing. Season with salt and pepper.

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