Salmon Steaks Poached in Lemon Broth

Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 10 mins

Super simple and undeniably healthy. I served it on a bed of fresh salad greens with lemon juice and some sea salt.


  1. Place lemon juice and chicken broth in medium saucepan with cover.
  2. Add raw salmon steaks.
  3. Bring liquid to slow boil over medium-low heat.
  4. Reduce heat slightly, cover, and simmer 5 minutes.
  5. Flip salmon over, cover, and continue to simmer 5 more minutes or until salmon is cooked through.
Most Helpful

Nice basic, easy-to-make fish recipe! I made as directed and wouldn't change a thing. I served as you suggested over salad greens with some tomatoes. Thanks for posting the recipe!

loof July 16, 2010

I, too, used fillets. This is a great basic recipe that can be modified to add different touches. I used seafood broth instead of chicken, which I think worked out quite well. I did add a touch of seasoning and a squeeze of lemon the poached salmon, and drizzled with the reduced poaching liquid - a bit of butter or glug of white wine would have been a good addition. A nice change from the usual sauteed fish.

duonyte February 22, 2013

Very good fish -- I used fillets, and the leftovers were also good cold tossed in a salad for lunch. Thanks for sharing!

ellie_ October 25, 2010