Poached Salmon with Orange Cava Reduction Sauce
4 Salmon Fillets
3 cups of water
1 cup of Cava or Prosecco
1 Orange rind
1 tablespoon of sea salt
1 cup of fresh squeezed orange juice of 2-3 oranges
1 cup of Spanish Cava wine or Prosecco
1 bay leaf
salt to taste
In a large saucepan add the water, cava, orange rind and salt. Immediately add salmon (you want to start to poach your salmon in a cold liquid otherwise the skin can cease and the texture of the salmon is not so pleasant. Make sure the salmon is barely covered by the liquid
Cook for about 20 min or until the salmon registers about 115 F. Remove from pan and discard poaching liquid
In the meantime in a small sauce pan add the cava wine, orange juice and bay leaf and reduce by 1/2 (about 5-7 min) at low-medium heat, be careful because it can bubble up too much. Adjust salt and serve over salmon.
Enjoy with Cava or Rose!
Broiled Salmon with Citrus Soy Sauce
12-16 Oz Salmon Fillet
1/4 cup of Olive Oil
1/4 cup of Soy Sauce
3-4 Tablespoons of Lime Juice (2-3 Limes)Can also use Lemons
1 sprig of fresh Rosemary chopped small
2 tablespoons of fresh grated ginger root.
1 tablespoon of honey or agave
Preheat oven at 400F
Take a measuring cup and mix all ingredients together like a marinade. Place salmon in an oven safe container and pour marinade over salmon and leave it for about 45 min. Not overnight because limes will cook the salmon.
Place in the oven at 400F for 12 minutes then take the salmon out, preheat broiler then put salmon back in for 5-6 minutes. Salmon should be opaque all the way thru, but soft and buttery, don't over cook it otherwise it will be dry.
Serve with broccoli and rice.
Quick tip to cook vegetables:
To make the best broccoli ever
Boil water with salt and canola oil once it boils add cut broccoli and boil until is bright green for about 5-6 minutes. Strain and add olive oil salt and pepper.
***Adding the oil to the water does not let the broccoli leak as many nutrients when boiled and it helps it retains more flavor.. It also adds a buttery texture to it.
Enjoy and have a delicious day!