Poached Salmon

Poached Salmon Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey


Makes 6 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 282
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 13.4 g
Satfat 2 g
Monofat 7.1 g
Polyfat 3.2 g
Protein 37.1 g
Carbohydrate 0.7 g
Fiber 0.2 g
Cholesterol 97 mg
Iron 1.7 mg
Sodium 320 mg
Calcium 33 mg


8 garlic cloves, divided
1/2 cup loosely packed fresh parsley leaves
1/4 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 bunch fresh parsley
3 lemons, sliced
6 (6-oz.) 1-inch-thick salmon fillets
Garnish: lemon slices


1. Process 2 garlic cloves, 1/2 cup parsley leaves, 1/4 cup mint leaves, and 1/2 tsp. salt in a food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides as needed. With processor running, pour oil through food chute in a slow, steady stream, processing until smooth.

2. Smash remaining 6 garlic cloves, using flat side of a knife.

3. Pour water to a depth of 2 1/2 inches into a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add smashed garlic, 1/2 bunch fresh parsley, and lemon slices; bring to a boil. Add salmon fillets; return liquid to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 7 to 10 minutes or until fish flakes with a fork. Remove salmon from skillet; discard liquid in skillet. Serve salmon with garlic-parsley mixture. Garnish, if desired.

Janet Gaffney, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina,

Southern Living

October 2008
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