Poached Salmon with Coconut Cream Reductions & Arugula Micro-Greens

Poached Salmon with Coconut Cream Reductions & Arugula Micro-Greens

By US Wellness Meats
www.uswellnessmeats.com

Ingredients:
2 6oz Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Filets
1 1/2 cups full fat coconut milk (1 13.5 ounce can)
1 cup dry white wine
2-3 garlic cloves, smashed*
2-3 inch piece of ginger, smashed*
1 stock lemon grass, smashed* and chopped
1 small shallot, diced
Salt and cracked pepper to taste
Arugula or other micro-greens
1 red chili pepper, thinly sliced (optional)
*Smashed just means to crush with the flat end of a large knife. This helps to release the flavors.

Directions:
Place the coconut milk, wine, garlic, ginger, lemon grass and shallots in a medium sized frying/sauté pan that has a fitted lid.
Bring the mixture to a simmer then turn off the heat and let steep for 5-10 minutes.
Add the Salmon filets and bring the mixture back to a simmer over medium heat. Cover and cook for 5-10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillets, or desired doneness. Be careful not to overcook.
Using a spatula, carefully remove the fish from the cooking liquid and set aside on a dish.
Strain the liquid into a bowl to remove the ingredients, then transfer the liquid back to the pan. Bring the liquid to a boil and continue cooking until it reduces to about 1/3 cup and thickens some. Stir periodically (but not constantly) to keep it from burning. This will take 9-12 minutes. Season to taste and transfer to a pouring cup.
To serve: Place room temperature salmon fillets on a serving dish or individual dishes. Pour cream over the fillets then garnish with the arugula micro-greens and sliced red chili peppers.

Andrew is a co-owner of Fit Crew Bradenton. He attended Lansing Community College before beginning the Blue Heron Academy for Exercise Science and has more than 10 years experience as a trainer. He has a background in holistic health and wellness and is a Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist. He is the nutritionist for the Colombian Davis Cup Team and has provided nutrition programming to a multitude of professional athletes. He was featured on the CNN HLN Daily Share for his client’s 62 pound weight loss and the recipient of the 2013 and 2015 Bradenton Herald’s Best of Bradenton in the Nutritionist category. He is certified by the American Council on Exercise (ACE), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the USAW as a strength and conditioning coach