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Healthy Poached Salmon with Dill Sauce

Healthy Poached Salmon with Dill Sauce.

In Norway, where I was born, finding salmon on the dnner table was quite common and the preparation of this delicious seafood was and still is prepared in numerous creative ways.

My father's hobby was fishing for salmon and that was the one and only fish he was interested in catching.

I remember one particular morning, he brought home an enormous salmon, I think it was about 17 kilos, which is about 37.5 pounds - it was huge. Of course, mom had a lot of work on her hands, and we had a great amount of healthy food in our freezer. Here is one of the ways mom prepared salmon.

Ingredients:
3 salmon fillets
First, pour water into a stockpot, and bring up to boil.
Add following to the pot:
1-tablespoon salt
5-6 whole peppercorns
2-bay leaves
1-medium onion quartered
1-tablespoon vinegar

Preparation:
Simmer for 10 minutes
Turn heat to low
Add fillets, cut-up.
Cover with lid. Simmer for 10-minutes.
Turn heat off and let fish rest in stock until you are ready to serve the meal.
Remove fillets with a fish spatula. Strain stock and freeze for soups and sauces.

Yogurt Dill Sauce, a great companion:
1/2-cup plain yogurt (lite sour cream can be used)
1/2 cup thinly sliced cucumbers
1 sprig dill - diced
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2-teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1/2-teaspoon honey
1/4 teaspoon paprika
Lemon slices and fresh dill for garnish.

Lemon butter for redskins:
4 tablespoons butter
Juice from 1 lemon
1 tablespoon fresh chives
A pinch salt

Steam fresh green beans, carrots and redskin potatoes.

Serving Suggestions:
Place fish in the center of a serving platter. Arrange steamed vegetables around the fish. Garnish with lemon wedges, sliced tomatoes, and dill sprigs.

Spoon lemon butter over potatoes and then sprinkle chopped chives. Serve Dill Sauce on the side.

Bingo - you have a tasty and appetizing dinner.

You probably think: "These Norwegian sure eat a lot of seafood" and you're right, we do.

It has paid off in health benefits, and not to brag or anything - we are pretty good at preparing fish also. :-) (Brag Brag).

It is a known fact that the combination of being active and eating a healthy diet with a great amount of seafood, fruits, and vegetables, makes a person healthier.

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