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Easy Poached Salmon

Total Time

Prep: 45 min. Cook: 1 hour


8 servings

In 46 years of marriage, we had never tasted salmon until a friend told me about poaching it in a low cooker. I tried it and got flaky, moist results with little fuss. I added some soy sauce for extra flavor. — Johnna Johnson, Scottsdale, Arizona
Easy Poached Salmon Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 6 cups water
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 4 sprigs fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 8 whole peppercorns
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 salmon fillet (3 pounds)
  • Lemon slices and fresh dill


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the first 8 ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 30 minutes. Strain, discarding vegetables and spices.
  2. Cut three 20x3-in. strips of heavy-duty foil; crisscross so they resemble spokes of a wheel. Place strips on bottom and up sides of a 7-qt. oval slow cooker. Pour poaching liquid into slow cooker. Carefully add salmon.
  3. Cook, covered, on high 60-70 minutes or just until fish flakes easily with a fork (a thermometer inserted in fish should read at least 145°). Using foil strips as handles, remove salmon from cooking liquid. Serve warm or cold, with lemon and dill.

Nutrition Facts

6 ounces cooked salmon: 266 calories, 16g fat (3g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 97mg sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat.

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