Poached salmon fillets

Photo: Christopher Baker; Styling: Philippa Brathwaite

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Poached Salmon Fillets
The centerpiece is Poached Salmon Fillets, paired with a Green Sauce brightened by capers, herbs and garlic. Use wild fish rather than farmed, since it "has a truer salmon flavor and a firmer texture," says Susan, who recommends poaching because it's simple and avoids the risk of overcooking. Best of all, the fish can be prepared in advance and served at room temperature.