Quick Poached Salmon with Dill Mustard Sauce Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Quick Poached Salmon with Dill Mustard Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Quick Poached Salmon with Dill Mustard Sauce

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"This is an easy, elegant, wonderful salmon dish with a no-cook sauce. It really doesn't get much easier. I love it best on swelteringly hot summer days. Fresh steamed asparagus goes very well with this, and the sauce tastes good on it as well."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    12 mins

    30 mins


  1. In a small bowl, blend the plain yogurt, Dijon mustard, honey, lemon juice, and dill. Cover, and refrigerate until serving.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, place the salmon in the white wine and water. Adjust the amount of water as necessary to just cover the fish. Sprinkle with shallots. Cover the saucepan, and cook 10 to 12 minutes, until salmon is easily flaked with a fork. Drain, and serve with the yogurt sauce.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 18, 2008

Oh my god, this is good! It's so easy, it should be illegal. I always tweak recipes, and I didn't do anything to this. And I've used the sauce on crab cakes and all sorts of stuff since. My husband and I were actually fighting the night I made it, after we started to eat, we gave each other the "damn, this is good stuff" look, opened another bottle of wine, and all was good.... p.s. I made it three weeks later for my french super chef extraordinaire "I only cook my salmon on a cedar plank" mother-in-law. I breezed in from work at 6pm, and had a gourmet meal on the table 20 minutes later, I could tell by her face she wanted to hate it but she couldn't, SHE LOVED IT!! Thank You!!!!!!!!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 17, 2011

Oh, I hate to leave reviews like this, but I REALLY disliked this dish! The sauce had no subtlety and the flavors really clashed. My husband and I ended up laughing about it, scraping the sauce aside, and making sandwiches out of the salmon cutlets, but thank heavens I didn't try to make this for guests.

Jan 26, 2003

I thought this was an excellent and quick way to prepare salmon. I cut the dill mustard sauce in half as it made plenty to cover the fish.

Jul 13, 2003

I made this for my fiance and another couple for a small dinner get together. WOW!! The sauce was so easy and reminded us a bit of hollandaise sauce and was wonderful. I will absolutely make it again. (I added a tad more honey than the recipe called for.) Thank you for sharing Karena

Mar 24, 2008

Well, gee, that'll teach me. I made the sauce first and wasn't thrilled when I tasted it. Definitely too much of a "tang" as a previous reviewer said. Then I put it ON the salmon (I baked vs. poaching) and wow, was I wrong. Definitely a great match, gave enough flavor to the salmon without overpowering and...no tang! Delicious. Will definitely add this to the repertoire.

Jul 14, 2003

Easy gourment - quick and tasty. Perfect for light entertainment.

Feb 14, 2006

Can bake too

Jul 13, 2003

This was truly wonderful. I used the leftovers to make "salmon cakes" and the sauce was a graet replacement for tartar suace.


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  • Calories
  • 322 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 69 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 12.8 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 24.7 g
  • 49%
  • Sodium
  • 470 mg
  • 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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