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Poached Salmon

Poaching salmon requires no oil as the fish cooks gently in a simmering bath for a delicately delicious result. This salmon makes the perfect addition to salads and grain bowls.

Tasty Team
90% would make again

Under 30 minutes

Poached Salmon

Under 30 minutes


for 1 serving

  • 6 oz skinless salmon fillet (170 g)
  • salt, to taste
  • whole black peppercorn, to taste
  • fresh thyme, to taste
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 361
  • Fat 21g
  • Carbs 4g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugar 1g
  • Protein 33g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Fill a pan with enough water to submerge the salmon fillet. Bring the water to a simmer.
  2. Add the salt, peppercorns, thyme, and lemon to the simmering water, then gently add the salmon fillet. Cover and cook for 20 minutes, until the salmon is cooked through.
  3. Remove the salmon from the poaching liquid and season with salt and ground black pepper. Serve with more lemon for squeezing.
  4. Enjoy!
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Poached Salmon