Recipe: Orange wine poached salmon

Orange wine poached salmon is a light and flavourful dish that is perfect for a summer evening or a special occasion. Poaching the salmon in orange wine gives it a delicate and tangy flavour that pairs perfectly with fresh herbs and vegetables.


  • 4 salmon fillets
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cups orange wine
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 fennel bulb, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine the orange wine, water, onion, lemon, garlic, thyme, rosemary, and bay leaves. Bring to a simmer.
  3. Add the salmon fillets to the pot, making sure they are fully submerged in the liquid.
  4. Cover the pot and cook the salmon over low heat for 10-15 minutes, or until it is just cooked through.
  5. While the salmon is poaching, heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the sliced fennel and sauté until it is softened and slightly caramelised.
  6. Remove the salmon from the pot and place it on a serving dish.
  7. Spoon the fennel over the top of the salmon and pour some of the poaching liquid over the salmon and fennel.
  8. Garnish with fresh herbs, if desired, and serve immediately.

Enjoy your delicious orange wine poached salmon with fennel and herbs!