Slow Cooker Poached Salmon with Beurre Blanc

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recipe by Octopus Publishing

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    2hrs 25mins
  • Serves icon
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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 Jul 8, 2020


  • Onion icon
    1 (about 140 g)
  • Lemon icon
    ½ (about 29 g)
  • Fresh chives icon
    Fresh chives
    3 tbsp (about 9 g)
  • Lemon icon
    as needed
  • Bay leaves icon
    Bay leaves
    1 (about 0.2 g)
  • Salmon filet icon
    Salmon filet
    454 g (about 3 ⅓)
  • Dry white wine icon
    Dry white wine
    1 cup (about 240 g)
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed
  • Fish stock icon
    Fish stock
    1 ¼ cups (about 300 g)
  • Butter icon
    ½ cup (about 100.8 g)


  • kCook icon Whisk
  • kCook icon Saucepan
  • kCook icon Saucepan
  • kCook icon Slow cooker bowl

Step preview

  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 salt & pepper and lemon to the slow cooker bowl
  7. Add dry white wine to a clean saucepan
  8. Add fish stock to the saucepan
  9. Bring stock mixture to a boil
  10. Transfer stock mixture to slow cooker bowl
  11. Cover
  12. Cook - 2 hr, low heat
  13. Lift carefully out of the pot, using the foil strap, draining off the liquid
  14. Set aside
  15. Strain content of slow cooker bowl into saucepan
  16. Boil quickly - 5 min
  17. Add butter to the saucepan bit by bit
  18. Whisk in until creamy
  19. Stir in fresh chives to the saucepan
  20. Serve
  21. Drizzle sauce over fish
  22. Garnish with lemon
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