1.24.2012

Poached Salmon With Pesto and Feta

Today I'm making this! 

Poached Salmon with Pesto and Feta 

Poached is a scary word. It seems all Top Chef-y or that I need to say it in some crazy french accent!

Through this recipe I learned that poaching is actually very easy and leaves the fish all tender and flaky 
(ive heard you can acheive the same effect though cooking it in the dishwasher?? I'll stick with the one that makes me sound all fancy!)

When I saw this recipe on pintrest I initially pinned it in the "all totally never make this" category… I mean it sounded so FANCY… 

Then I tried it… OMGeee 
a.I feel in love with its basil-y, greek-y, salmon-y goodness. 
b. I fell in love with how stinking easy it is! 

( I here by apologize for using so many "-y" words, but really i'm sorry i'm not sorry) 


Ingredients:
1/2c Dry White Wine 
1/2c chicken stock
1/2 a lemon 
1/4 tsp minced garlic
1-4 pieces of salmon ( I cook for 1 so really 1 per person, the poaching liquid doesn't change)
Pesto
Feta Cheese

Directions:
1. In a small sauce pan bring white wine, chicken stock and lemon up to a slow boil.
2. While the liquid is coming to a boil top fish with 1/4 tsp of garlic per piece 
3. Place fish and  in simmering liquid and cover with a tight fitting lid for 9 minutes or until fork tender. 
4. Remove garlic and top with desired amount of pesto and feta. 
5. enjoy! ( I always like adding that as a step, it seems that we forget this one a lot even though it is the most important)


Wha-La you're all fancy now too! 

 Look at all that pesto-y feta-y goodness just calling your name!

Try it! Your stomach will be a happy camper! 






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11 comments:

Sarah @ Simply Sarah said...

Uhhhh, that looks absolutely delicious.

Jessica said...

Anytime I see the word poached, I head for the hills!
I'm a newbie in the kitchen and it sounds SCARY..but you make it seem not so bad. Maybe I should get over myself and try it?!

Plus I LOVE salmon...so good!

Okay. I'm doing it.

xo!

liz_oosterhof said...

Looks yummy! Can't wait to try it!

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http://lizslovelylife.blogspot.com

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

this seriously looks divine :) happy I found your blog today! This made me hungry and inspired for dinner!

Allison said...

hey popped over from 20 going on 80! I am a teacher too! HIgh school! Also Salmon is one of my favorite foods ever, and I am definitely going to try this recipe out! thanks for sharing it

Tabitha Mahoney said...

This looks amazing. Love your blog excited to follow along.

Tab
my-cliffnotes.blogspot.com

Meg Cady said...

Oh good! It really is as easy and delish as it looks! Thanks for joining the partyyyy!!!

Meg Cady said...

Thanks!!!! Excited that you are excited (redundant maybe? awesome yes!!!)

Meg

Meg Cady said...

Oh girl. it is as goo, maybe better, than it looks!!!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Meg Cady said...

You better let me know if you do it!
Really it is super simple!!!!

yourreeeee greattttt
meg

Meg {henninglove} said...

oh my this would be a great dinner dish! i have pesto now i just need feta and salmon, loved this dish a lot