Bunyan's Diabetic Green Tea Poached Salmon

Bunyan's Diabetic Green Tea Poached Salmon Recipe

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Paul Bushay


Wanna impress your friends? Tell them you poached the salmon in a COURT BOULLION (restaurant name for the poaching liquid! I like just about any good meaty fish cooked this way!


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10 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


  • 10 c
  • 2
    limes, halved
  • 6 Tbsp
    honey, divided
  • 4
    inch piece of ginger, peeled & chopped
  • 2 tsp
    sea salt
  • 2 tsp
    whole black peppercorns
  • 4 Tbsp
    loose green tea
  • 4, 6 oz
    boneless, skinless, salmon fillets

How to Make Bunyan's Diabetic Green Tea Poached Salmon


  1. Put 6 qts of the water into a big straight sided skillet or pot with a lid
  2. Squeeze 3 of the lime halves then throw the halves in as well.
  3. Add 5 TBSP of the honey, the ginger, salt and peppercorns
  4. Bring to a boil over medium high heat.
  5. Turn the heat down to low
  6. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes, to infuse the water
  7. Turn the heat off
  8. Dip out 1/2 cup of the hot poaching liquid and dump it in a small saucepan
  9. Dump the tea into the big pot
  10. Let the tea steep for 5 mins
  11. turn the heat on low under the big pot again
  12. Carefully slide in the salmon fillets
  13. Cover and poach till the fish is just cooked through, about 6 to 7 mins
  14. Meanwhile back at the ranch, zest the remaining lime half and toss the zest into the small pot with the 1/2 cup of poaching liquid
  15. Squeeze the juice from the lime half in, then add the remaining TBSP of honey
  16. Put the small pot back on the stove over low heat
  17. Reduce the liquid by 2/3 till it's syrupy about 7 to 10 mins.
  18. CAREFULLY take the fish out of the poaching liquid with a fish spatula or slotted spoon & plate them
  19. Drizzle a little of the sauce over each fillet
  20. Serve!

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About Bunyan's Diabetic Green Tea Poached Salmon

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Diabetic
Other Tag: Healthy

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