Dr. Andrew Weil’s Easy Poached Salmon

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by mersaydees

This recipe is from Dr. Andrew Weil’s book, 8 Weeks to Optimum Health. When I made this I used too small a pan to take all the vegetables and the salmon, so the tops of my salmon were not covered in liquid; this worked for us because DH is a sashimi connoisseur so he went for the least done piece. I also was surprised to discard the vegetables! I nibbled on the delicious carrot slices, though! And yes, this is an easy dish and the salmon came out just great! :)

Top Review by ellie_

This is great and oh so easy! I didn't have any bay leaves but otherwise made as directed served with tossed salad for a very good and healthy supper. Thanks for sharing!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place carrot, onion, celery, lemon, parsley, and bay leaves (if using California bay leaves, just use half a large leaf) in saucepan.
  2. Top vegetables with the fish, cold water to cover, salt to taste, the wine, and the lemon juice. Bring the pot to a boil leaving it uncovered.
  3. Adjust heat to simmer and cook 5 minutes.
  4. Turn off heat and without stirring, allow to rest 10 minutes.
  5. Carefully remove to a serving platter; the salmon will be perfectly done. It is delicious served either hot or cold.

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