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Close up shot of a fork taking a piece of poached salmon
Poached Salmon
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

This garlic and herb Poached Salmon is a healthy and easy dinner that comes together in just minutes!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to poach salmon, poached salmon, poached salmon recipe
Servings: 2 - 3 servings
Calories: 371 kcal
Author: Blair
  • 1 ½ cups dry white wine
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 lemon slices (plus extra for garnish)
  • 1 onion, peeled and cut in half
  • 5 sprigs fresh dill (or 2 teaspoons dried dill) (plus extra for garnish)
  • 5 sprigs fresh parsley (or 2 teaspoons dried parsley) (plus extra for garnish)
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme (or 2 teaspoons dried thyme) (plus extra for garnish)
  • 3 whole garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lb. fresh skinless, boneless salmon fillet
  • Garnish: lemon zest, sliced lemon, or chopped fresh herbs
  1. In a medium skillet or saucepan, combine wine, water, lemon slices, onion, dill, parsley, thyme, garlic and salt. Bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce liquid to a simmer over low heat, add the salmon, and cover.
  3. Cook for 5-8 minutes, just until salmon is done.
  4. Remove salmon to serving plates.
  5. Garnish with fresh lemon zest and chopped herbs, if desired.
Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from The Martha Stewart Cookbook.

Nutrition Facts
Poached Salmon
Amount Per Serving (1 /2 of the salmon)
Calories 371 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 125mg42%
Sodium 690mg30%
Potassium 1154mg33%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 45g90%
Vitamin A 91IU2%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.