Whole Poached Salmon with a Cucumber Salad

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Keeping it Simple

Keeping it Simple

By Gary Rhodes

Published 2005

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This dish makes a fabulous starter, but is also a simple way of feeding lots of people at a party. I’ve just sliced the cucumber for this dish, but you could replace it with cucumber pappardelle.


  • 1.5 kg (3 lb 5 oz) whole salmon
  • 300


  • Put the salmon in a fish kettle or suitable sized pan, add the wine and top up with cold water until covered. Cover, bring gently to a simmer and cook for 6-8 minutes. Remove from the heat and leave to cool with the lid on until just warm.
  • While the salmon is cooling, warm the sugar and lime juice in a small saucepan to dissolve the sugar. Remove from the heat, whis