Easy Poached Salmon in The Dishwasher

Pat Duran


Poaching fish in the dishwasher ia virtually a foolproof way to shock your family and friends.
Just place the securely wrapped fish twiced wrapped in sprayed foil and place on top shelf of dishwasher set to "normal" cycle and it will be perfectly done when cycle is done- use no soap please! LOL. I have used this recipe many times and the fish come out delicious. Please do not use a whole fish for this method.


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4 servings
10 Min
50 Min


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1 Tbsp
olive oil
4 medium
(6 oz. each) salmon fillets
4 Tbsp
freshly squeezed lime juice
salt and pepper to taste
4 Tbsp
1 dash(es)
dry mustard
heavy-duty foil


1 Tbsp
1 small
leek, white part only, washed, finely chopped
1 medium
1 small
jalapeño chili, seeds and membrane removed, finely diced
2 clove
garlic, minced
1 c
chicken stock
1 1/2 c
lightly packed fresh dill, stems removed before measuring
2 Tbsp
fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp
1/2 tsp
ground black pepper
3 Tbsp
dairy sour cream

How to Make Easy Poached Salmon in The Dishwasher


  • 1Salmon:
    Cut 2 big pieces of foil. Spray the shiny side with non stick spray. Place 2 pieces of fish side by side in foil and fold up outer edges.
    Combine remaining ingredients in a measuring cup and drizzle evenly over fish.
  • 2Fold and pinch foil tightly all around to create a water tight seal around package. (I usually wrap with second piece of foil)
    Place fish packets on top rack of dishwasher.
    Set dishwasher on "normal cycle" setting. This takes about 50-55 minutes.
    When cycle is complete, take salmon out, discard foil, place on individual plates and spoon a generous spoonful of dill sauce on top.
  • 3Make while fish is "washing":
    Melt butter over medium heat in a skillet; add the next 4 ingredients and sauté for 5 minutes ,until vegetables are soft but not browned.
    Reduce heat to medium low and add chicken stock; Simmer , uncovered for 15 minutes;reducing to 1/2.
  • 4Remove from heat and let cool.
    Transfer to blender and add remaining ingredients, except sour cream.
    Puree until smooth. Reserve and reheat before serving. Stir in sour cream at the last minute. Enjoy! I just love this recipe.

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About Easy Poached Salmon in The Dishwasher

Course/Dish: Fish, Other Sauces, Seafood
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American

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