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Easy Citrus Poached Salmon Recipe

Can you have an elegant meal without slaving in the kitchen all day? Yes with Citrus Poached Salmon
Course Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword easy salmon recipe, poached salmon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 292kcal
Author Deb Clark


  • 1 1/2 cups chicken or seafood broth
  • 1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice about 3 oranges
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1/2 lemon squeezed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 salmon fillets
  • tablespoon Optional garnishes 1 each chopped dill and chives


  • Combine the broth, orange juice, lemon juice, dill, salt, peppercorns and bay leaf in a skillet or pan with tall sides. Bring to a boil. Boil for 2-3 minutes, then reduce to a simmer. Simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally to allow all of the flavors to come together.
  • Skin side down, slide the salmon into the simmering broth. The broth should come halfway up the sides of the fish. Spoon the sauce over the fish, cover and cook for 5 minutes, baste again and cook for an additional 5 minutes or until the flesh is firm.
  • Serve warm or chilled, garnish with chopped dill & chives.


Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 657mg | Potassium: 1068mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 40.2mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1.9mg