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Poached Salmon In The Microwave

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"A quick way to make perfect salmon fillets. They stay firm and the house doesn't smell like you cooked fish at all."
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17 m servings 287
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  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: 287 calories; 18.3 2.2 24.9 82 52 Full nutrition

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Made this for a "snack" for my kiddo so I cut the recipe in half and subbed orange juice instead of lemon because he doesn't care for lemon and added some garlic and onion powder. I was really s...

I really liked this, not only for how fast and easy it is, but for the flavor. I'm not a dill "freak", and the quantity seemed like a lot for the liquid involved. Also was leery of the sugar, bu...

Easy and delicious! I usually make my salmon on the grill, wrapped in foil, with butter, lemon, lemon pepper and dill, but this is so much easier!

I made this in my lekue microwave steamer and it turned out perfectly! I used rosemary because I didn't have any dill. This is definitely my new favorite recipe for salmon when I'm short on ti...

I love salmon any way it's cooked. I didn't have a lot of faith in this recipe because it was so easy and with only a few ingredients, but it was delicious! I'll certainly use it again. My hu...

Very easy to make. Great flavor and not a lot of fuss or time required. I didn't have as much salmon, so mine was finished in five minutes. Also, I didn't have a casserole dish with a lid, so I ...

This salmon is phenomenal! Cooked perfectly in 6 minutes. So simple to make.

Melt butter in dish then add rest of ingredients and cook. Serve w/yogurt dill sauce as follows: 1 cup yogurt, 1 minced onion, 1T fresh dill, 2T lemon juice, 2T EVOO, punch coriander, s&p.

Perfect for a quick meal. I rarely use the microwave for more than reheating. I buy the salmon filet from Costco and cut it down for freezing. Cooking for two. Already skinned so I cut the cooki...