Herb flowers, optional, for garnish, such as chive, sage and mint
In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise with the chives, mint, ginger, tarragon, mustard, lime zest and juice and season with salt and pepper.
In a large skillet, combine the water, bay leaves, wine, shallot and 1 teaspoon salt and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Season the salmon with salt and pepper. Nestle the fillets in the poaching liquid, cover and cook over low heat until just cooked, about 6 minutes. Using a slotted spatula, remove the fillets and pat dry with paper towels before setting them on plates. Sprinkle with herb flowers and pass the herbed mayonnaise at the table.
The herbed mayonnaise and poached salmon can be refrigerated overnight. Serve lightly chilled.