Salmon with Tarragon Sauce Recipe
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Salmon with Tarragon Sauce Recipe

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Here’s a fast and foolproof microwave method for tender salmon steaks covered with a distinctive Dijon and green onion sauce. —Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 salmon fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons white wine or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 2/3 cup 2% milk

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 372 calories, 22g fat (6g saturated fat), 111mg cholesterol, 319mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 36g protein.


  1. Place salmon in a greased 2-qt. microwave-safe dish; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Pour wine over top. Cover and microwave on high for 4-6 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Remove salmon and keep warm.
  2. Add butter and onion to the pan juices; cover and microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir in the flour, mustard and tarragon until blended; gradually stir in milk. Cook, uncovered for 1-2 minutes or until thickened; stirring every 30 seconds. Serve with salmon. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Salmon with Tarragon Sauce in Country Extra May 2010, p54

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Apr. 16, 2011

"I LOVE IT!!!"

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