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Riesling Poached Salmon

2 cups dry Riesling wine
1/2 cup water
2 star anise pods
10 peppercorns
4 thick salmon fillets, skin and bones removed
1 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

In a sauté pan, just large enough to hold the salmon in a single layer, combine wine, water,
star anise, and peppercorns.  Bring to boil over medium heat.  Reduce heat to low and simmer
5 minutes.  Using a spatula, carefully slip salmon into the pan.  Cover and poach until almost
opaque throughout or an instant read thermometer inserted in the center reads 130 degrees,
about 8 minutes.
Transfer salmon to plates and drizzle each with a little olive oil and fresh ground pepper and
salt.  Sprinkle cilantro on top.  Spoon a little poaching liquid on top and serve.

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