Poached Salmon with Shrimp and Crab Cheese Sauce

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins

This has been a hit with all family members! We enjoy it served with fresh green beans or broccoli and a large salad. This is a dish we used to pay dearly for in a restaurant but now that I figured out how to make it at home we save lots of money!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet (I use my electric skillet), simmer chicken broth, celery pieces (about 3 inches long) and onion slices.
  2. I use the vegetable pieces to make sort of a"trivit" under the salmon, so make them chunky.
  3. Simmer for about 15 minutes.
  4. Lay the fillet over vegetables, tucking under the tail end and continue to simmer until done through, about 30 minutes.
  5. Make sure it is flaky and done all of the way through by seperating the fish with a fork.
  6. If it is still bright orange, simmer longer.
  7. Meanwhile make the sauce by melting the butter then adding the flour.
  8. Cook for about 1 minute, then gradually add the milk.
  9. Heat through but do not boil.
  10. Once hot, gradually add the cheese and stir until it is all melted.
  11. Add the crab and shrimp, heating gently until hot.
  12. Remove the fish from the skillet and discard the broth and vegetables.
  13. Serve the fish and sauce seperately as some like more sauce than others.


Most Helpful

Sorry to say, this one just didn't do it for me. Maybe I did something wrong, or maybe I was over-anticipating, but I didn't really like the combination of ingredients (and I thought I would). The texture of the fish was very nice though, and I think I will try this one more time to make sure I didn't make a mistake.

Mike McCartney February 25, 2006

This is a wonderful recipe, and very tasty! I did add Old Bay seasoning to both the salmon and the sauce and thought it added a little extra zing. I also served the chicken broth/vegetables instead of discarding, they were wonderful.

Montana Jo November 22, 2005

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