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Easy Poached Salmon with Dijon-Dill Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
This delicious poached salmon recipe turns out perfectly moist and juicy every time and a wonderful Greek yogurt sauce lends loads of flavor. You can also serve it chilled over a salad for a light, healthy dinner.
Servings: 4 filets
Calories: 172 kcal
Poached Salmon Ingredients
  • 1 lemon sliced, additional for garnish
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 5 sprigs fresh dill
  • 5 sprigs fresh parsley
  • 1 TB peppercorns
  • 1 TB kosher salt
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups dry white wine
  • 4 6 oz skinless salmon filets
Dijon-Dill Sauce Ingredients
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 3 TB minced shallot
  • 2 TB minced fresh dill additional for garnish
  • 1 TB olive oil
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp minced chives
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp lemon zest
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
To Prepare Salmon Filets
  1. Place the lemon slices, shallot, dill, parsley, peppercorns, salt, and bay leaf in a shallow 10” skillet. Add the water and wine. Arrange salmon filets on top of lemon slices. Heat over medium heat until just simmering. 
  2. Cover and simmer for an additional 8-10 minutes or until salmon reaches an internal temperature of 125 degrees. Use a slotted spatula to remove salmon to a plate. Cover and chill until ready to serve. 

To Prepare Dijon-Dill Sauce
  1. Combine all sauce ingredients in a small bowl and keep chilled until ready to serve. (Note: salmon and sauce may be made up to 1 day ahead of serving). Serve each filet topped with 2 TB sauce.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Poached Salmon with Dijon-Dill Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 172 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 1943mg 81%
Potassium 236mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 3.5%
Vitamin C 22%
Calcium 6.3%
Iron 5.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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