Poached Salmon with Pesto and Feta


This delicious and incredibly simple salmon recipe comes from the recipe blog “Can You Stay For Dinner?” It offers a new way to consider cooking salmon, a cheaper fish that should be easily obtainable at any local grocery store.

The recipe is set to serve 3-4 individuals, so college students may wish to scale down the proportions.


1 lb salmon filet
1/2 cup chicken stock
1/2 cup dry white wine
2 cloves garlic, sliced thinly
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup fresh basil pesto
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese


-Bring the chicken stock and wine to a gentle boil in a large dutch oven (any two inch deep pan with a tight fitting lid).
-Add the salmon filet and lay the garlic slices evenly over the top to coat the fish. Cover with the pan’s lid and let the fish simmer in the hot stock for 7 minutes. You’ll know it’s done when it flakes as you press the flesh with a fork.
-Remove the fish from the pan immediately, discard garlic, and spread evenly with pesto while the fish is still hot. Sprinkle with feta. Serve.

Reviewers raved about the recipe. One reviewer posted nutrition information, and another suggested a possible different way to cook the dish in the oven:

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Overall, this is an incredibly simple recipe made with easy and cheap ingredients. I can’t wait to make it myself!



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