Chardonnay Poached Salmon with Fennel and Orange Recipe

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You'll love how unbelievably easy this decadent recipe is. You won't believe the method I used to ensure a perfectly cooked salmon!
This works as an elegant hors d'oveurves for any party or as a super simple Sunday family dinner.

And, as all of my recipes that I post, all 4 of my small children ate every bit of this dinner and loved it.

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Servings: 6-8 servings


Cost per serving $2.84 view details
  • 2 lbs. wild salmon fillet, skinned
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 cups chardonnay
  • 1 bulb fennel
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 1 teaspoon French grey sea salt
  • Garnishes:
  • 1 Orange, sliced thinly
  • Fennel Fronds
  • Endive, for serving
  • Caper Creme Sauce
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons red onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon capers


  2. Fold a 36 inch piece of aluminum foil lengthwise to a width slightly larger than the salmon fillet. Place foil in a 4-6 qt. slow cooker with foil ends hanging over the handles.
  3. Combine orange juice, Chardonnay, fennel, onion, capers and salt in the slow cooker. Place salmon on top. Cover and cook on high heat setting for 45-60 minutes.
  4. Test salmon for doneness at 45 minutes by using a fork to gently pull at salmon. When it easily flakes it is done. Test every 5 minutes after 45 min until done.
  5. When salmon is done, remove it from the slow cooker by carefully lifting the ends of the foil and placing it on a platter. Using a fork, scoop into endive cups, crackers or on top of cous cous. Dollop with a bit of Caper Creme Sauce, recipe to follow.
  7. Whip cream with sour cream and orange juice until soft peaks form, about 3 minutes. Gently fold in capers and onion, season with hot sauce if you like.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 273g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 159  
Calories from Fat 44 28%
Total Fat 4.98g 6%
Saturated Fat 2.92g 12%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 133mg 6%
Potassium 546mg 16%
Total Carbs 13.71g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3.5g 12%
Sugars 5.84g 4%
Protein 2.5g 4%


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