Poached Salmon Steaks

Fresh raw salmon steaks on wooden board
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  • Total: 20 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
489 Calories
23g Fat
7g Carbs
55g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 489
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 152mg 51%
Sodium 1017mg 44%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 55g
Calcium 90mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These salmon steaks are poached with a little vermouth or white wine and a nice array of herbs and seasonings. Serve this delicious entree with a salad and rice pilaf, or any of your favorite side dishes.


  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine or dry vermouth
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppercorns
  • 2 sprigs dill or 1/2 teaspoon dry dillweed
  • 2 sprigs parsley
  • 4 salmon steaks, about 2 pounds

Steps to Make It

  1. Combine 2 cups water, wine, onion, lemon, salt, peppercorns, dill and parsley in ​a large skillet. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

  2. Add salmon steaks, cover and simmer gently for 5 minutes (a little longer for steaks thicker than 1/2-inch), or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

  3. Lift steaks from cooking liquid with a slotted spatula and place on serving platter. Serve with cucumber sauce, hollandaise sauce, or any of your favorite sauces.

Serves 4

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