This is the first time I have poached salmon — I usually bake, broil, or fry it. It turned out really well and is super succulent. It doesn’t take very long and was a really easy to make — perfect for a busy weeknight. The recipe comes from the Insanity Max 30 Nutrition guide and goes well paired with Coconut Steamed Veggies.
Poached Basil and Garlic Salmon
4 cups of water
4 (7 oz) raw salmon fillets
1/2 cup fresh basil (or 2 tsp of dried basil), divided
2 cloves of garlic, pressed
Fresh lemon juice
1). Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan or skillet.
2). Sprinkle salmon with 1/4 cup of the basil and garlic; place into boiling water. Cover immediately and remove from heat.
3). Poach salmon in hot water for 5 to 7 minutes, or until salmon flakes easily when tested with a fork.
4). Remove salmon to plate and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 c of basil and drizzle with lemon juice.