Poached Salmon In The Microwave


A quick way to make perfect salmon fillets. They stay firm and the house doesn't smell like you cooked fish at all.

close up view of a Poached Salmon served with white rice garnished with fresh herbs on a plate
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
7 mins
Total Time:
17 mins
4 servings


  • ¼ cup butter

  • ¼ cup white wine

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon dried dill weed

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 4 salmon fillets


  1. Combine butter, wine, lemon juice, dill, sugar, salt, and black pepper together in a microwave-safe casserole dish; place cover on dish.

  2. Microwave butter mixture until butter is melted, 45 to 60 seconds. Add salmon, skin-side up, to butter mixture and place cover on dish. Microwave until salmon flakes easily with a fork, about 6 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

283 Calories
18g Fat
1g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 283
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 52mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 60mg 5%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 453mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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