Chardonnay Steamed Salmon

Chardonnay Steamed Salmon


  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups of your favorite Washington Chardonnay
  • Zest from 1 lemon, removed in long strips with a vegetable peeler
  • 8 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 six ounce wild salmon fillets
  • Capers for garnish (if desired)


  1. Place the chardonnay, water, lemon peel, thyme, and bay leaves in the bottom of your steamer.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Lay the salmon fillets in the steamer basket and cover with the steamer lid.
  4. Steam until the salmon is just done, about 5 to 6 minutes.
  5. Transfer the salmon portions to plates and serve.

Top with capers and a beurre blanc sauce, if desired.

Recipe courtesy of our friend Chef Tom Douglas

Serves 4.