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Poached Salmon with White Bean and Radish Salad

Serves 4

Total Time
20 mins

The salmon takes almost no time to cook, so prep the radishes and rosemary before the fish goes in the pan. If your backyard rosemary is blooming, sprinkle on a few blossoms before serving.

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Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Karen Shinto

 1 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed
 4 skinned sockeye salmon fillets (6 oz. each)
 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
 1/2 cup dry white wine, such as Pinot Grigio
 2 teaspoons lemon juice
 1 rosemary sprig plus 1 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary leaves
 1 bay leaf
 2 ounces baby spinach leaves (4 cups lightly packed)
 1 can (15 oz.) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
 8 to 10 small red and/or French Breakfast radishes, very thinly sliced
 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
 1 1/2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  Salt and pepper
  Rosemary blossoms (optional)
Step 1

Heat a wide, deep frying pan over medium-high heat. Add fennel seeds and toast until fragrant. Arrange salmon over toasted fennel and add broth, white wine, lemon juice, rosemary sprig, and bay leaf. Bring to a simmer, then cover and cook until salmon is no longer translucent but still moist in the center, 2 to 4 minutes total. (It will continue to cook as it sits.)

Step 2

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, toss spinach, beans, radishes, 1/4 cup oil, the vinegar, garlic, chopped rosemary, and salt and pepper to taste. Divide salad among 4 wide, shallow bowls. Gently lift salmon fillets from poaching liquid and place each on a salad.

Step 3

Pour about 1/2 cup poaching liquid into each bowl. Drizzle salmon with remaining 1 tbsp. oil and sprinkle with rosemary blossoms, if using.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 546Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g48%

Saturated Fat 4.5g23%
Cholesterol 117mg39%
Sodium 294mg13%
Total Carbohydrate 15g5%

Dietary Fiber 5.3g22%
Protein 47g94%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.