Salmon in the Dishwasher Recipe -
Salmon in the Dishwasher Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Salmon in the Dishwasher

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"As the name implies, this is salmon cooked in the dishwasher. It does work, and comes out quite good."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    50 mins


  1. Tear off 4 sheets of aluminum foil, large enough to wrap each steak. Grease one side of each piece of foil.
  2. Place one salmon filet on each and drizzle a little olive oil on top of each piece of salmon. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and dill weed to taste. Drizzle a bit of the lemon juice over each piece of salmon.
  3. Wrap up the steaks, carefully sealing each foil packet. Test each packet by pressing on it. If air escapes, re-wrap it. Put on the top rack of the dishwasher and run for a full cycle, with heated drying. Salmon will be done when the dishwasher runs the full cycle.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 22, 2003

My mom has this recipe in her recipe box. She told me that she has made it before and enjoyed it. So, everyone who is writing these reviews: If you have not tried a recipe, why even bother to review it? You don't need to be rude about it either. Remember the old saying: "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all?"

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 14, 2003

Why would anyone even try this?


41 Ratings

Jan 08, 2004

This recipe is great! Of course it's sanitary! It's run at very high temperatures. If you wrap the salmon in a several layers very tightly you can even run dirty dishes with it!

Jun 28, 2003

I first saw this done on TV on a show called "The Surreal Gourmet". It was just one part of a very surreal dinner, and it looked so good that I had to try it, and it works great. And no, it's not a waste of water. Wrap it in heavy foil, make very sure it's airtight, and wash your dishes with it. He even mentioned on the show that you can do that. If anything, by making the dishload dual-purpose you are saving on electricity. But what this recipe is really all about is the looks on your guests faces as you pull their entree out of the dishwasher. Absolutely priceless!

Aug 05, 2003

What a waste of water.

Dec 08, 2003

Pretty tasty fish :) Although as per an earlier comment on the sanitary nature of the recipe.. I don't think you're supposed to put dirty dishes in there with the fish. I wrapped it tightly and 'washed' it all by itself, and it was fine :)

Jul 14, 2003

Absolutely superb,very moist,steamed perfectly even. My husband thought anyone would be an idiot to try this, I proved him wrong and he could not deny how wonderful is was!

Jul 14, 2003

This is a fun, tasty, and very entertaning dish. As for everyone who had issues with the way it's cooked, live a little! You may find something new and exiting, like this wonderful dish!


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  • Calories
  • 194 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 50 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 9.9 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 24 g
  • 48%
  • Sodium
  • 47 mg
  • 2%

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

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