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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 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 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...

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...

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!

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.

I made no changes and we loved it! The poaching liquid is so tasty, it would be a good soup. We also poured it over the rice we ate as a side.

Fast, great texture and flavor. I used ginger syrup (from our Moscow Mules) instead of sugar. Will probably back off the "sweet" next time -- my mistake -- but worked great even with just one f...