Jackie Kennedy's Favorite Poached Salmon

Posted: May 5

Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

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Jackie Kennedy's Favorite Poached Salmon is fish like you've never had before! Each filet of fatty, flavorful salmon is poached to perfection in a herbaceous, full-bodied sauce. The final dish is flaky, tangy, juicy, and First-Lady-approved! Jackie Kennedy's Favorite Poached Salmon is an upscale, delicious entree you'll want to make again and again— and since it only needs 20 minutes to make, you certainly will!


• 1/2 cup dry white wine • 1/2 cup water • 3 sprigs of fresh dill or dried dill, to taste • 1 sprig of fresh parsley • 1 shallot, thinly sliced • 1 pound salmon filets, plus more to taste, pin bones removed • salt, to taste • freshly ground black pepper, to taste • 2 slices of fresh lemon, optional, for serving


Step 1

Put the wine, water, dill, parsley, and shallots in a sauté pan.

Step 2

Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat.

Step 3

Sprinkle the salmon filets with salt.

Step 4

Place the salmon skin-side down in the pan.

Step 5

Cover and cook until the salmon reaches desired doneness and a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees F, for about 5-10 minutes.

Step 6

Serve sprinkled with freshly ground black pepper and a slice or two of lemon on the side.

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