Half Boiled Salmon with Basic

Half Boiled Salmon with Basic with russian salad
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A beautifully poached piece of salmon is clean tasting and light. There's only one rule: Don't overcook.

  • To prep

    10 min
  • To cook

    25 min
  • Level

  • Servings

  • 2 carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 small onion, peeled and halved
  • Coarse salt
  • 1 celery stalk, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 4 skinless salmon fillets (6 ounces each and about 1 inch thick)
  • Calories 168
  • Saturated Fat 2.7g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 1g
  • Cholesterol 14mg
  • Sodium 340mg
  • Potassium 67.71mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 20.4g
  • Fiber 1.1g
  • Sugar 2.5g
  • Protein 7.6g


  • Step1
    In a large, deep, straight-sided skillet or heavy pot, combine carrots, celery, onion, lemon, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 6 cups water. Bring to a boil; reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook 8 minutes.
  • Step2
    Season salmon with salt and gently lower into simmering liquid (liquid should just cover fish). Reduce to a very gentle simmer. Cover and cook until salmon is opaque throughout, about 5 minutes (longer for thicker fillets). Using a wide slotted spatula, remove salmon from liquid.


  • Microwave Oven
  • Pizza Stone
  • Cup Cakes Tray
  • Flat baking sheet

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One Review & Rating

  1. Aivah

    Outstanding recipe.

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