Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 mins

This recipe is from a friend. The poaching liquid really imparts a nice flavor to the salmon. I like to serve with Vegetable Galaxy, Vegetable Galaxy, and rice. Prep and cooking time does not include 1/2 hour for liquid to blend.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients except salmon in a saucepan large enough to hold the salmon steaks.
  2. Add water to make liquid 1 1/2 to 2 inches deep.
  3. Let stand 1/2 hour to blend flavors in the liquid.
  4. Bring liquid to a boil and reduce heat to a very slow simmer.
  5. Add salmon and cover.
  6. Cook very slowly until fish is firm, usually 6 to 8 minutes, careful not to overcook.
  7. Garnish with your favorite cucumber sauce.
  8. Serve over rice.
Most Helpful

This gets a 5 just for the ease and simplicity of the dish. It is a wonderful way to cook salmon, does not spoil the wonderful flavour of the fish and the fish cooks beautifully. I served mine with a dill caper cream sauce, just preference and it went really well with the fish. The poaching liquid imparts a real subtle flavour to the fish, yet you get that lovely salmon taste with every bite. Whether you serve with a cucumber sauce or dill or whatever your favourite is, they are the perfect accompaniment to this lovely poached salmon dish. Thanks MrsJ for sharing

The Flying Chef March 11, 2008