French Poached Salmon Recipe

Serves/Makes: 3 to 4


  • 4 to 6 salmon steaks
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) olive or vegetable oil
  • Grated rind of 1/2 a lemon
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 6 peppercorns, crushed
  • 1 medium-size onion, peeled and quartered
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) pickling salt
  • 1 cup (250 mL) water
How to cook French Poached Salmon:
  • Brush the bottom of a square, 12-inch (30-cm), dish with olive or vegetable oil.
  • Arrange salmon steaks in dish, side-by-side, without overlapping.
  • Sprinkle with lemon rind and pour in lemon juice.
  • Sprinkle with peppercorns top with onion quarters.
  • Sprinkle with pickling salt inot water pour all around fish.
  • Cover and poach salmon steaks in microwave on 'MAXIMUM' for 2 minutes per salmon steak.
  • Leve to rest for 10 minutes.
  • Uncover and leave salmon to cool, in cooking liquid.
  • With a slotted spoon, remove salmon steaks from dish skin salmon if needed.
  • Arrange salmon onto a serving dish.
  • Completely top salmon with a French green sauce.
  • This dish can be refrigerated for 6 to 8 hours.


Oven: 700 watts

This recipe for French Poached Salmon serves/makes: 3 to 4

The French Poached Salmon recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Salmon (more Salmon recipes)
Preparation Method: Microwave (more Microwave recipes)
Cuisine: French (more French recipes)

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