Poached Salmon with Cucumber Sauce

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 lb Salmon Fillets
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 1/3 cup Light Sour Cream
  • 1 Tbsp Low-fat Mayonnaise
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1/4 tsp Dill, dried
  • 1 tsp fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 to 2 cups Water
  • 1 to 2 cups Dry White Wine


Cut cucumber in chunks and finely mince in a food processor. Add sour cream, mayonnaise, salt, dill and lemon juice; puree until smooth.

In a saucepan or skillet that can hold salmon in a single layer, place enough water and wine in equal amounts to cover fillets (or use all water). Bring to a boil. Add salmon, reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes for 1/2" thick fillets. Test a fillet to make sure salmon is cooked through. Remove salmon from liquid and drain briefly on paper towels. Place poached salmon on dinner plates and spoon a ribbon of cucumber sauce over the salmon.