Back to Quick Poached Salmon with Cucumber Sauce

Print Options


Card Sizes

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 11x7-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: 361 calories, 21g fat (7g saturated fat), 105mg cholesterol, 393mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 30g protein.

Reviews for Quick Poached Salmon with Cucumber Sauce

Sort By :

Average Rating
Julie Hubert User ID: 3353142 121557
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2012

"Sooooo good!"

Loading Image