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Salmon Fillets with Mustard Cream Sauce


  • 2 tablespoons whipping cream, chilled
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup dry vermouth
  • 3 shallots, minced
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 24 ounces salmon fillets
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, in pieces
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup fresh chives, chopped
  • Salt
  • Ground pepper


  1. Whisk 2 tablespoons cream in small bowl to soft peaks; cover and refrigerate.
  2. Combine wine, vermouth, and shallots in a heavy large skillet. Boil until liquid is reduced by half, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add 1 cup cream and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Add fish fillets. Cover and simmer until just cooked through, about 10 minutes.
  4. Transfer fish to plates using a slotted spatula. Tent with foil to keep warm.
  5. Place skillet with poaching liquid over high heat. Boil until reduced to 3/4 cup, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low. Gradually add butter, whisking until melted.
  6. Add mustard and chives and whisk to blend. Remove sauce from heat.
  7. Fold in chilled whipped cream. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Spoon sauce over fish.

Yield: 4 servings

Per Serving: 267 Cal (88% from Fat, 3% from Protein, 9% from Carb); 2 g Protein; 22 g Tot Fat; 5 g Carb; 0 g Fiber; 48 mg Calcium; 1 mg Iron; 106 mg Sodium; 69 mg Cholesterol

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