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Poached Salmon with Watercress

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • Salmon;
  • 4 organic salmon fillets, each weighing 150g
  • 8 black peppercorns
  • 1 lemon skin, removed with a vegetable peeler
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 pinch of coarse sea salt
  • 150ml of white wine
  • 4 sprigs of thyme
  • 8 sprigs of dill
  • 1/2 lemon, sliced
  • 100ml of Pernod
  • 4 star anise
  • 3 sprigs of lemon thyme
  • 4 shallots, roughly chopped
  • 400ml of fish stock
  • Watercress salad;
  • 2 bunches of watercress
  • 100ml of olive oil
  • 3 shallots, finely diced
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 4 eggs