Monday, September 11, 2006

Salmon Recipe

A couple of weeks ago, there were some requests for a Salmon recipe that Sir found online and we served to guests at one point in time. I decided that I would post that recipe since there might be others who didn't see my responding comment. This version includes the changes that we've made as well. It is best served with rice.

Poached Salmon with
Mixed Seafood Cheese Sauce

Serves 6-8
  • 3-4 lbs Salmon fillets
  • 1½ c Chicken broth
  • 2 stalks Celery
  • ½ Onion
Cut celery and onion into large pieces (3+inches). In a large skillet, simmer chicken broth, celery pieces and onion slices. Simmer for about 15 minutes. Lay the fillets (skin up to avoid dryness) over the vegetables, tucking the tail end under and continue to simmer until done through, about 30 minutes. Make sure it is flaky and done all of the way through by separating the fish with a fork. If it is still bright orange, simmer longer. Meanwhile, make the sauce.

The Sauce:
  • 4 Tbs Butter
  • 4 Tbs Flour
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 2 c Milk (preferably whole)
  • 8 oz Monterey Jack Cheese
  • ½-1 lb Miscellaneous Seafood (shrimp, scallops, crab etc.)
In a large saucepan, melt the butter. Add the flour, stirring constantly. Cook for about 1 minute, then gradually add the milk. Heat through but do not boil. Once hot, gradually add the cheese and stir until it is all melted. Add the mixed seafood, heating gently until the sauce is hot and the seafood is fully cooked.

Remove the fish from the skillet. Drain and cut the vegetables into smaller pieces and add them to the sauce. Serve the fish and sauce separately as some like more sauce than others. Enjoy!


  1. Well, here goes again. I just finished typing a lovely comment and somehow pushed the wrong key and everything disappeared. Anyway my thought was: We had this wonderful dish at your home when you lived in White Rock. I raved about in then. I have fond memories and am glad you posted it. Now I can try it at home.

  2. Too much fish for my liking as all I eat is tuna.

  3. Is this what you served us when Gramma and Kedj were up? If so, then I can vouch that it was delicious.

  4. I remember telling you how brave you were to serve FISH to a large family group! Usually the word itself causes wrinkled noses and then the taste changes everyone's mind! usually...there are exceptions, weirdos usually.