A Dinner That's (Almost) Too Gorgeous to Eat

A beautifully poached piece of salmon, clean tasting and light, is a terrific summer meal. The technique really has only one rule: Don't overcook. The salmon should be cooked ever so gently in barely simmering liquid until the center is just slightly translucent.

Salmon Salad with Parsley and Capers

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1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
3 tablespoons chopped capers
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
3 6-ounce fillets Simple Poached Salmon
1/2 cup fresh parsley

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1. In a large bowl, combine red onion, red-wine vinegar, capers, olive oil, and salt. Let stand 10 minutes. Add salmon and parsley.

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