Poached Salmon in Honey and Dill Sauce


Poached Salmon in Honey and Dill Sauce

Adapted from The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook by Dinah Bucholz

Salmon is delicious. Period. This recipe, besides being special for being Harry Potter-related, is healthy and has just the right combination of salmon taste and seasonings. Any fish with a wine sauce is delicious and the honey gives the flavor a great boost.


  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 1 ½ lbs salmon fillet, rinsed and patted dry, cut along the length into four pieces
  • Salt
  • Pepper, to taste


  1. Heat the butter in a pot wide enough to accommodate the salmon fillets. When the butter starts to foam, add the onions and sauté until they are translucent, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the flour and stir to blend. Pour in the wine and honey and cook, stirring constantly, until the flour-butter mixture is blended in. Add the dill.
  3. Sprinkle the salmon fillets with salt and pepper. Lay them in the pot, skin side down. Bring the sauce to a simmer and continue simmering, covered, until the salmon flakes apart when pierced with a fork. It’ll be about 20 minutes. Every now and then, scrape the bottom of the pot to prevent the fish from sticking.

Comments: Like I said before, I really liked this recipe. It’s quite easy and quick to make. It would go well with rice or potatoes.


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