Poached Salmon with Grapefruit Salsa Recipe
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Poached Salmon with Grapefruit Salsa Recipe

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“Family and friends often request this recipe ahead of time when they know they’ll be dining with me. I gladly fill their requests because this is so easy, the dish is delicious—and it especially pleases those who are counting calories.” —Patricia Nieh, Portola Valley, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 5 cups strong brewed green tea
  • 4 fresh basil sprigs
  • 4 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 4 fresh cilantro sprigs
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 4 salmon fillets (4 ounces each)
  • SALSA:
  • 1 large pink grapefruit, sectioned and chopped
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped crystallized ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 220 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 209mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 20g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch.


  1. In a large skillet, combine the first six ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; add salmon and poach, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the salsa ingredients. Remove salmon with a slotted spoon. Serve with salsa. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Poached Salmon with Grapefruit Salsa in Healthy Cooking February/March 2011, p58

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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dcraver User ID: 4103189 113407
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2012

"My husband and I really enjoy this recipe. The flavor combinations are fantastic. If you like salmon, you must try this!"

Mariebel User ID: 3872371 131197
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2011

"I really enjoyed this recipe as a quick weeknight dinner. The grapefruit with the salmon was a surprisingly good combination. I will definitely make again."

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