Healthy salmon recipe

Here's another healthy salmon recipe for a quick, easy and succulent meal. Salmon is a nutritious fish, rich in essential fatty acids and good for your health. For more about salmon, see health benefits of salmon.

Fresh fish requires very light cooking and is best cooked only to the extent where it becomes translucent. This healthy, quick salmon recipe is lightly cooked with lemon, making it fresh and light on the palate. The method of cooking ensure it retains all its flavour and succulence.

Simply combine your healthy salmon recipee with boiled new potatoes, tossed in a small knob of butter. An excellent accompanying sauce to this quick and healthy salmon recipe is hollandaise sauce.

About Salmon

It is absolutely essential that you choose only the freshest cuts of salmon for this salmon recipe. Do not use frozen, or, fish that has previously been frozen. Purchase your salmon from the fishmonger on the same day it comes in and use it on that day. Choose preferably boneless filtets or salmon steak cuts of good quality wild salmon for your quick and easy healthy salmon recipe.

quick poached healthy salmon recipe

  • Preparation Time: Less than 5 minutes
  • Cooking Time: : 20 minutes
  • Serves 4:
  • 4 boneless salmon fillets or cutlets (Salt optional)
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
  • Lemon wedges to garnish
  • Hollandaise sauce


  • Wash salmon

  • Half fill a large pan with water (stockpot is better) and allow to boil. Small amount of salt optional

  • Remove the rind from one lemon, then Juice the lemon and set aside

  • Allow water to boil vigerously for at least one minute before pouring in the lemon juice and lemon rind

  • Using a large slatted spoon, place the salmon fillets or cutlets into the boiling water. Cover the pan with a tight fitting lid then immediately turn off the heat. Leave the covered salmon to poach undisturbed for 15-20 mins.

  • After 15-20 mins. use a clean slatted spoon to remove the salmon from the pan. Drain well and serve immediately with fresh milled black pepper, hollandaise sauce and lemon wedges.

  • For more information about salmon, See nutritional information for your salmon recipe.

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