Citrus Herb Poached Salmon

Poached salmon is a light and healthy way to cook salmon that beautifully captures the basic flavor of the fish. The salmon can be poached in a variety of liquids with a variety of herbs, spices and citruses in the liquid.


1/3 cup water
1 T citrus vinegar
Juice and zest of 2 lemons, 1 lime, 1 orange
1 handful of spring herbs including tarragon, chives, basil, and the
tops of 1 bunch green onions
1 medium, skinless salmon filet, that is no more than one inch thick


Bring liquid to a heavy simmer and add salmon on top. Simmer for about ten minutes or until done through. Serve with fresh asparagus and an orange or lemon wedge.