Poached Salmon Recipe
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My husband, our kids and grandkids enjoy fishing on the Kenai River in summer, so we never have a shortage of salmon. I like this tasty recipe because it's so easy to prepare.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 4 salmon steaks (1 inch thick)
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped zucchini
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 483 calories, 36g fat (9g saturated fat), 123mg cholesterol, 474mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 35g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, saute onion and garlic in butter. Add the water, broth and seasonings. Add salmon; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine sauce ingredients. Serve with the salmon. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Poached Salmon in Country Extra March 2000, p49

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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