Slow Cooker Poached Salmon with Beurre Blanc

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recipe by Octopus Publishing

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Tender flakes of slow-cooked salmon in a rich, buttery sauce. Serve with baby potatoes and a simple salad for a light but indulgent treat.

recipe updated Mar 19, 2020


  • Onion icon
    1 (140g)
  • Lemon icon
    1 (58g)
  • Fresh chives icon
    Fresh chives
    3 tbsp (9g)
  • Lemon icon
    as needed
  • Bay leaves icon
    Bay leaves
  • Salmon filet icon
    Salmon filet
  • Dry white wine icon
    Dry white wine
    1 cup (240g)
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed
  • Fish stock icon
    Fish stock
    1.25 cups (300ml)
  • Butter icon
    7 tbsp (99g)


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  1. Get a clean slow cooker bowl
  2. Grease
  3. Line with foil
  4. Add onion, lemon and bay leaves to the slow cooker bowl
  5. Add salmon filet to the slow cooker bowl skin side down
  6. Add dry white wine to a clean saucepan
  7. Add salt & pepper and lemon to the slow cooker bowl
  8. Add fish stock to the stock mixture
  9. Transfer stock mixture to slow cooker bowl
  10. Boil saucepan
  11. Cover slow cooker bowl
  12. Remove
  13. Cook - 2 hr, low heat
  14. Set aside
  15. Strain content of slow cooker bowl into saucepan
  16. Boil quickly - 5 min
  17. Add butter to the sauce bit by bit
  18. Whisk in until creamy
  19. Stir in fresh chives the sauce
  20. Serve
  21. Drizzle
  22. Garnish with lemon
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