Easy Poached Salmon with Dijon-Dill Sauce


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Easy Poached Salmon with Dijon-Dill Sauce

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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 filets
Calories: 172kcal


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

  • 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. 
  • 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

  • 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.


Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 1943mg | Potassium: 236mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3.5% | Vitamin C: 22% | Calcium: 6.3% | Iron: 5.4%

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