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Poached Salmon with Grapefruit Salsa

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

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, and the dish is delicious—and it especially pleases those who are counting calories. —Patricia Nieh, Portola Valley, California
Poached Salmon with Grapefruit Salsa Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. In a large skillet, combine the first 6 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; add salmon and poach, uncovered, until fish flakes easily with a fork, 8-10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the salsa ingredients. Remove salmon with a slotted spoon. Serve with salsa.

Nutrition 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.

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  • dcraver
    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
    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.