Try This Foolproof Technique For Cooking Your Salmon

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Poached salmon is one of the simplest, nutrient-packed meals you can make. You don’t need any fancy equipment or skills to do it. So don’t let the word “poached” intimidate you. Poaching at its most basic level just means submerging something in water until it’s cooked. When you want to cook salmon to the perfect temperature, try this foolproof technique that anyone can use.

What You’ll Need:

  • Wide pot
  • Resealable plastic bags (BPA-free, if possible)
  • Salmon fillets
  • Salt and pepper
  • Lemon
  • Tongs

Place a large deep skillet of water on the stove and heat it until it’s simmering. In the meantime, season each piece of salmon with olive oil, salt and pepper. Place each fillet in its own plastic baggie and cover it with a thin lemon slice or two. Make sure there’s no extra air in the bag, seal it tight and lower each bag into the simmering water. You’ll get to watch the color of the salmon change as it cooks.

Below is a video giving you the full 411 on how to poach your salmon in a plastic bag.

As soon as the salmon feels tender enough for you — between two to five minutes — slide it out of the baggie and it’ll be ready to eat. You can season it even more once it’s cooked and either put it in the fridge or eat it on the spot with a salad or some roasted veggies.


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