Poached Salmon Steaks Recipe

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If you’re looking for a new way to fix salmon, these lemon-pepper steaks are sure to please. Not only do they taste great, but they’ll help in other ways, too. Charlotte Elliott from Neenah, Wisconsin explains, “Using the microwave helps you keep the kitchen cool on hot days.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 small onion, halved and sliced
  • 5 thin slices lemon
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 salmon steaks (6 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt-free lemon-pepper seasoning

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 313 calories, 18g fat (4g saturated fat), 100mg cholesterol, 297mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 34g protein.


  1. In an 11-in. x 7-in. microwave-safe dish coated with cooking spray, combine the first nine ingredients. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 4-5 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil.
  2. Carefully place salmon in dish. Cover and microwave on high for 4 to 4-1/2 minutes or until fish almost flakes with a fork. Turn steaks over. Cover and let stand for 2 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Remove salmon from poaching liquid; sprinkle with lemon-pepper. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Poached Salmon Steaks in Light & Tasty February/March 2008, p15

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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