Achieve buttery, flaky salmon with this easy poached method! Perfectly cooked and seasoned salmon ready for a healthy meal. This poached salmon recipe comes together in two simple steps and under 15 minutes!
What Makes This Recipe So Good
- It takes all the guesswork out of cooking salmon! No need to flip, poke, or prod the fish while it cooks. Simply place it in the skillet, cover with a lid, then return 10 minutes later to perfectly poached salmon.
- It’s a blank canvas and the perfect healthy addition to any meal! Serve this flaky fish with a side of your favorite veggies, over rice, or simply on its own. Light seasonings allow you to totally customize this dish any way you’d like.
- It requires just one skillet! Not only is this salmon quick and easy to cook, but quick and easy to clean up too.
- Avoid removing the lid on your skillet until after 10 minutes. Removing the lid during cooking will allow much of the steam to escape. The steam plays a major role in cooking our poached salmon, so it’s super important to leave it be.
- You can save the poaching liquid for use later on! The liquid in this recipe will be full of flavor and taste delicious in place of fish stock in soups and/or chowders.
- Use a meat thermometer to ensure your fillets are fully cooked through. To do this, insert the thermometer into the thickest end of a poached salmon fillet to check the temperature. Once the temperature reads 125° Fahrenheit, then your salmon is fully cooked and safe to eat!
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- 1 cup dry white wine see Notes
- 1 cup water
- 1 medium onion peeled and quartered
- 1 lemon sliced
- 4-5 sprigs fresh dill
- 4 salmon fillets
- 1 teaspoon salt plus more to taste
- Large skillet with high sides and lid
- Add white wine, water, onion, lemon, and dill to large skillet. Stir and bring to boil, then lower heat and reduce to simmer.
- Liberally season salmon fillets with salt. Add salmon to skillet and cover. Cook 10 minutes, then carefully remove salmon from skillet and serve with additional fresh dill and lemon wedges.
- Make it Whole30: Replace the white wine with water, and add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice for brightness!
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