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Poached Salmon

How to Poach Salmon

Poached Salmon is the healthiest method of cooking salmon. This many seem a bit "fancy", but this poached salmon recipe is very simple and rewards a tender, delicate, flaky piece of salmon that is light and refreshing.

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Poached Salmon

Servings: 2


  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins




  • (2) 5-ounce Salmon portions, patted dry of any excess moisture
  • Kosher Salt
  • ⅓ cup White Vinegar


  1. Place pot of water over medium-high heat. Add a palmful of salt and ⅓ cup of white vinegar. Bring up to a simmer. 
  2. Carefully add salmon portions into simmering water.
  3. Turn down to medium heat (a low simmer) and cook for 5-6 minutes.
  4. Check for doneness by gently pushing the flat side of a wooden skewer through the thickest part of the fish. If it goes through with no resistance, it is done. If there is resistance, cook for another minute or so and test again.
  5. Serve with asparagus and a wedge of lemon.  
  6. Enjoy!