Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

Seasoned Cooking April 1999 Issue. A Fool's Delight, by Philip R. Gantt. This is an actual recipe from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Cookbook. It is unusual and although I haven't yet tried it, it seems like an innovative idea.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (4 -7 lb) whole salmon
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 12 onion, sliced
  • herbs, of your choice (tarragon and savory recommended)
  • 6 tablespoons butter


  1. Place the whole salmon in the center of the foil, season with herbs inside and out.
  2. Place half the slices of butter inside of the fish and the other half on top of the fish.
  3. Do the same with the slices of lemon, arranging them in the cavity and on top of the fish.
  4. Fold the foil and roll the edges so that the entire fish is sealed.
  5. Turn on the dishwasher, normal or hot cycle and run your dishwasher as you normally would.
  6. (Please don't use any soap or anything else) By the time the washer is done with the drying cycle, the fish will be done and ready to serve.
  7. Simply unwrap the fish at the dinner table and serve with vegetables of your choice.


Most Helpful

Although others mention how this is not green, I will say that out of fun and curiousity we tried it once. Yes, it is a lengthy process to cook a piece of fish but it is fun and a neat thing to show the kids. Sorry to those of you whe are upset from this little experiment. It was worth the try.

Claidan February 18, 2009

It's an EXTREMELY "ungreen" method of preparing fish. Like another poster stated this recipe is very OLD. I think I first heard of this about 35-40 years ago on TV. Never tried it. "Unique" was the only word that ever came to mind for me regarding this "recipe".

DEEP November 08, 2008

I havent tried this but it seems like an expensive way to cook salmon - that takes just minutes on the stove top.

Beans N Rice November 07, 2008

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