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Quick Poached Salmon with Cucumber Sauce Recipe

Quick Poached Salmon with Cucumber Sauce Recipe

There’s no reason to shy away from cooking fish at home with a recipe as effortless as this one. Besides basil, try using dill, fennel or coriander in the herby sauce.—Crystal Jo Bruns, Iliff, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine or chicken broth
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 2 sprigs fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 peppercorns
  • 4 salmon steaks (6 ounces each)
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup chopped seeded peeled cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil


  • 1. In an 11-in. x 7-in. microwave-safe dish coated with cooking spray, combine the first five ingredients. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2-3 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil.
  • 2. Carefully add salmon to dish. Cover and microwave at 70% power for 5 to 5-1/2 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  • 3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the sour cream, cucumber, onion, salt and basil. Remove salmon from poaching liquid. Serve with sauce. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 salmon steak with 3 tablespoons sauce equals 361 calories, 21 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 105 mg cholesterol, 393 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 30 g protein.

Reviews for Quick Poached Salmon with Cucumber Sauce

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Reviewed Feb. 4, 2012

"Sooooo good!"

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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