Salmon with White Wine Sauce and Fettuccini


Salmon is poached and served over pasta with a cream sauce flavored with wine and basil.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings


  • 1 (750 milliliter) bottle dry white wine

  • 2 medium onions, chopped

  • 20 fresh basil leaves, chopped

  • 20 whole green peppercorns

  • 1 quart fish stock

  • 4 (8 ounce) salmon fillets

  • 1 ¼ cups heavy cream

  • 1 tablespoon cold butter

  • 1 (16 ounce) package dry fettuccini pasta

  • salt to taste

  • 4 sprigs fresh dill weed, for garnish


  1. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the white wine, onions, basil and peppercorns. Bring to a boil and cook until reduced by half, about 20 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the fish stock in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add the salmon, and poach for 10 to 15 minutes, until salmon is cooked through, always keeping the stock at just below the boiling point. Remove the salmon to a plate, and cover with aluminum foil to keep warm.

  3. Remove about 3/4 cup of the fish stock, and stir it into the white wine reduction. Transfer the white wine sauce to a blender, and puree until smooth. Strain through a sieve back into the saucepan, and stir in the cream. Bring to a boil, and reduce by half again. Whisk in cold butter, and season with salt and pepper.

  4. Meanwhile, bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Serve pasta with salmon fillets and spoon sauce over the top. Garnish with a piece of dill.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1226 Calories
48g Fat
96g Carbs
70g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 1226
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 48g 61%
Saturated Fat 23g 114%
Cholesterol 210mg 70%
Sodium 919mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 96g 35%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 70g
Vitamin C 8mg 38%
Calcium 261mg 20%
Iron 6mg 32%
Potassium 1500mg 32%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.