poached salmon w/dill sauce, cold

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins

this is great, chilled or room temp it is always a hit at parties, and it's great for a dinner too

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. in large pan, add salmon, cut in half if needed.
  2. add water, spices, wine, lemon juice, and vegetables to cover halfway.
  3. use 2 burners if necessary, heat to boil, cover and simmer on low 10-15 minutes.
  4. when salmon turns light pink, and opaque remove from liquid, chill.
  5. meanwhile make dill sauce- mix all ingredients together.
  6. slice cucumbers very thin, or use a mandoline, watch your fingers.
  7. decorate salmon with rows of cucumber to look like fish scales, serve w/ dill sauce.
  8. this can be served warm, but we prefer it cold or at room temp.


Most Helpful

Another great recipe from the kitchen of Chia. We really liked this version of cold salmon. I served slices of it over a mixed greens salad and left off the cucumber scales. With the leftover fish, I made a second sauce which was just Miracle Whip mixed with ketchup-- kind of a Russian dressing which my husband loves. Oh, and I also included some fresh lemon slices in the poaching liquid. Thanks Chia!

Miraklegirl June 13, 2003

Delicious, a hit at our Passover Seder. The cooking time is a little short for my taste, I like the salmon thoroughly cooked -- it was about 20-25 minutes before it looked done inside. Also bumped up the dill amount a little, we love dill in this family.

Eddy B. April 23, 2016

I just made this for several gals for dinner. Absolutely fantastic for the gals who are very athletic and watchiing their fat intake, etc. It turned out perfect and the sauce was delish!

DiamondLilHearts February 03, 2010

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