Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

I am a true seafood/fish lover and this is my favorite way of having my salmon prepared, even over grilling. It's delicious and also a great "busy night" dinner to prepare on little time. Always comes out tender and flaky the way it should be, not dried out. I've made this many times and it's never failed me. This was passed onto me by my best friend, Steph.


  1. Marinate and/or baste salmon with 1/2 of your favorite marinade.
  2. Place fish, skin side down in a shallow microwave-safe dish; cover with plastic wrap.
  3. Cook, on high, for 7-8 minutes.
  4. Remove dish, uncover and baste with the rest of marinade.
  5. Recover and cook on medium for 6-7 minutes.
  6. Salmon will come out tender and flaky.
Most Helpful

My first cooking success of the year 2009! I used a marinade of butter, lemon juice, dried dill weed and brown sugar - it was just incredible. However, the salmon filets, totalling 1lb, was well cooked within 6 minutes on high, so I didn't quite get to step 5. My wattage must be higher than the recipe's author's.

Hani Selamat February 26, 2009

Quick easy delicious!!! What more could you want. Served topped with wasabi cream sauce with cracked pepper and dill. Made for the August Seafood Challenge in photos forum--thank you TheDancingCook for posting, I will be making this often! :) Becky

BecR August 22, 2008

Using Save-A-Lot 2x3 inch frozen filets, it took about a minute each side-- I was using it in a salad so I didn't do the marinade however, hence the lack of stars. Might try it for my last fillet though.

Blue Eyes Willow September 05, 2007