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Perfect Poached Salmon

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!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy to make, seafood, summer recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 302kcal

Equipment

  • Large skillet with high sides and lid

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

  • Make it Whole30: Replace the white wine with water, and add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice for brightness!

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 663mg | Potassium: 920mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2mg | Net Carbs: 3g