Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 mins

Recipe came from Michael Johnson. I like to make this for dinner parties and everyone loves it. Serve with a nice rice pilaf and maybe some asparagus and some rolls.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a 12 inch saute pan with a lid combine soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger and star anise.
  2. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer.
  3. When at a very gentle simmer, add the salmon, skin side down (liquid should almost cover the fillets).
  4. Slosh liquid over the fillets and cover the pan.
  5. Poach for 6- 8 minutes, salmon should be medium rare in center.
  6. Remove fillets and keep warm.
  7. Bring liquid to a boil and reduce to half (should be light& syrupy).
  8. Spoon some sauce on plate and put fillet on top.
  9. Drizzle a little sauce on fillets and garnish with chives or scallions.


Most Helpful

I cooked my salmon a bit more than medium-rare in the center, good taste. Thanks.

Pittsburgher December 09, 2004

Babs, this is the very first time I have ever poached my salmon...after the blackout, we were asked to conserve energy so our AC is off, it's going up to 85 today and I didn't want to crank my oven up to 400 degrees! Very fast and easy recipe. I didn't have low sodium soya sauce so I used the regular kind but cut it 50:50 with chicken stock. Also, added a little sesame oil to the pot and cut down the amount of brown sugar. Salmon was extremely moist. Thanks for a good recipe! M&Mers

M&Mers August 20, 2003

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