Easy Poached Salmon with Dilled Cucumbers

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 Serves


  • 6 salmon fillets
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill OR 3/4 teaspoon dried dill
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 3/8 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Dilled cucumbers recipe follows
  • Dilled cucumbers
  • 1 1/2 medium cucumbers peeled
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill OR 1 1/2 teaspoons dried dill
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Place fish in a skillet with a tight-fitting lid; sprinkle with dill weed and salt and pepper. Pour water and lemon juice into the skillet and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and gently simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.
  • Meanwhile, prepare Dilled Cucumbers: Cut cucumbers lengthwise in half; seed and cut into thin slices. In a 1 1/2 quart saucepan, combine remaining ingredients; bring to a boil, add cucumber slices; cook and stir over high heat for 1 to 2 minutes or until cucumber is tender-crisp.


NUTRITION: 215 Calories (kcal); 6g Total Fat; (25% calories from fat); 34g Protein; 1g Fiber; 4g Carbohydrate; 88mg Cholesterol; 338mg Sodium. Food Exchanges: 0 Grain (Starch); 5 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 0 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.
SERVING SUGGESTION: Wild rice pilaf and steamed green beans tossed with a little olive oil and some slivered almonds.
VEGETARIAN: Use tofu in place of fish and sauté instead of poach. Follow the recipe for the Dilled Cucumbers and serve on the side.
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