Poached Alaska Salmon and Cucumber Sauce

1 cup water
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 small onion, sliced
2 sprigs parsley
5 peppercorns
1/4 tsp salt
Four 4 to 6 oz Alaska salmon steaks or fillets, thawed it necessary

In 1-quart microwave-safe measure combine all ingredients except salmon steaks; mix well. Microwave, covered, at HIGH (100%) 2-1/2 to 3 minutes or until mixture boils. Place salmon steaks in microwave-safe dish pour white wine mixture over salmon. Microwave, covered with vented plastic wrap, at MEDIUM high (70%) 5 to 5-1/2 minutes or until fish flakes when tested with a fork. Carefully remove salmon from liquid. Serve hot or cold. To serve cold, refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with Cucumber Sauce.

Makes 4 servings.

Cucumber Sauce:
1/2 cup dairy sour half-and-half or plain yogurt
1/3 cup seeded and finely chopped cucumber
1 tbs minced onion
1/4 tsp each salt and crushed basil

Mix well. Sauce can be made ahead and refrigerated.

Makes about 2/3 cup.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana