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Red Wine Poached Saumonette (Spiny Dogfish)

There are some words are naturally more attractive en Française, and Spiny or Piked Dogfish is no exception. This recipe for Saumonette (Rock Salmon) poached in red wine is quick to prepare. You can have a gourmet dinner on the table in 40-minutes.

Poached Red Wine Saumonette Spiny Dogfish

Saumonette Poached in Red Wine

Like many seafood dishes, this one is very easy to prepare. Poaching the saumonette in red wine gives the fish a hearty, cool weather quality.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine French, Provencal
Servings 6 people


  • 1,5 Kgs (3 lbs) Saumonette Piked Dogfish
  • 1 Liters (4 quarts) Red wine
  • 2 tbsp Flour
  • 4 tbsp Sunflower oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 200 g (6 oz) White mushrooms champignons de Paris
  • 100 g (3 oz) bacon diced
  • 100 g (3 oz) onion pearl onions, if possible,
  • 2 tbsp Butter


  • Sear the fish in oil and butter on both sides and add flour.
  • Cook 2 or 3 minutes, add the red wine, salt, and pepper, cover with a lid and cook on a simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Saute onions, bacon and mushrooms for 5 minutes with butter, season well and serve on top of the fish.
    Red Wine Poached Saumonette (Spiny Dogfish)


If you can’t find Piked Dogfish (Rock Salmon), you can use swordfish or shark instead.
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