Butter Poached Sturgeon – Recipe – 3/10

Hello everyone!

In now we have some fantastic fresh Sturgeon that you can use to make this awesome recipe below! (Easily my in my Top 5 favorites!)

We also have plenty of Perch, Steel Head Salmon, Shrimp, Scallops, Pacific Cod & more!


Butter Poached Sturgeon
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Borrowed from Grandma, this is deliciously tender and rich when poached and easily puts Sturgeon into my top five favorite Seafood dishes.
Recipe type: Seafood, Main
Serves: 6
  • 2 sliced shallots
  • 1 vanilla bean pod
  • a bay leaf
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 4 ounces fish stock
  • 2 pounds butter, melted
  • 1.5 to 2 pounds sturgeon fillet
  • 1 bunch watercress, baby kale, or parsley
  • 1 small red onion minced
  • 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed & drained
  1. Whisk together shallots, vanilla bean, bay leaf, salt, stock and bring to a simmer.
  2. Slowly whisk in butter and warm to 145 degrees F.
  3. Place sturgeon in butter and make sure butter remains at 145F.
  4. Poach for about 12 to 15 minutes. Check with fork for doneness.
  5. Remove from liquid when done and garnish with watercress, onions and capers.
  6. Chopped Baby Kale is a good substitute for Watercress. Less butter can be used by cooking in a smaller deep pot.