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Olive Oil Poached Salmon

Succulent salmon slow-poached in olive oil that's been infused with lemon.

  • Preparation Time10 mins
  • Cooking Time35 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy
3 cloves garlic, smashed
1 small bunch fresh thyme
1 lemon, peel removed in wide strips with a potato peeler
1 tbsp coriander seeds
2 bay leaves
1.1L extra-virgin olive oil
4 (170g) salmon fillets
Sea salt
1) Place the garlic, thyme, lemon zest, coriander and bay leaves into a cheesecloth. Tie into a sachet. Add the oil to a large straight-sided saute pan and toss in the sachet. Bring the pan to a medium heat and allow to simmer for 15 minutes.

2) Let the salmon come to room temperature and season generously with salt. Add the salmon fillets to the pan with the olive oil. Let the fish cook in the oil for 15 to 17 minutes. Remove from the oil with a fish slice to a plate before serving.

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