Easy Poached Salmon

    16 minutes

    Microwaves are very good at poaching fish, as this recipe will show. You can prepare this wonderfully savoury salmon dinner in 6 minutes! Serve with rice or pasta.

    10 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 500g salmon fillets, skin removed
    • 1/2 white onion, thinly sliced
    • 1/2 tomato, diced
    • 1 tablespoon garlic powder, or to taste
    • 1 tablespoon onion powder, or to taste
    • 2 tablespoons white wine
    • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • sea salt and fresh black pepper to taste

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:6min  ›  Ready in:16min 

    1. Place the salmon fillets in an 20cm microwave-safe baking dish and place the onion and tomato on the fillets. Sprinkle with garlic powder and onion powder, drizzle with white wine and olive oil and wrap the dish with cling wrap.
    2. Microwave on High power setting until the salmon is opaque, about 6 minutes. Carefully peel off the cling wrap to avoid steam and season with salt and pepper to taste.

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    This recipe was pretty good. I couldn't bear to microwave it, but I just put it on a skillet as directed and otherwise followed everything faithfully. It was lovely and still easy dish. To make it more perfect, next time I'll add a bit more of the seasoning.  -  18 Sep 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Quick, easy and tastes great with not only salmon, but other fish. Great over basmati rice or angel hair pasta. Yum  -  28 Aug 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I was desperate for a quick lunch for my kids, so I grabbed one salmon filet to defrost while I read the directions. I followed the directions with the exception I have no idea what the fish weighed, and I had no tomatoes. I wish I had stopped cooking it at 4 minutes ( I should have considered microwave wattage), next time I will. My salmon overcooked just a little, but it was very tasty and I served my 3 preschoolers leftover rice with the salmon and the drippings with microwave steamed broccoli. Not having to cook the rice, this lunch was remarkably health conscious, cost efficient and most of all time efficient. It took less than 15 minutes from start of prep to serve time. (I heated the rice and steamed the broccoli at the same time I was prepping the fish) But the absolute best part? Not one drop remained, and three kids ready for a nap! The only drawback was that it was not visually appealing...which might have been my lack of tomatoes! Overall, a great hit with the under 5 crowd...I can't wait to try it on the older guys. Thanks so much for posting.  -  21 Oct 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)