Poaching Whole Salmon in a Fish Poacher

Preparation info

  • Makes Enough for

    12 to 14

    Main-Course Servings
    • Difficulty


Appears in

Simply Salmon

Simply Salmon

By James Peterson

Published 2001

  • About

If you have a fish poacher, poaching a whole salmon is a snap. You just set the fish on the rack, pour over enough cold poaching liquid to cover, put on the lid, and set the poacher on the stove so it spans two burners. Turn the heat to between medium and high, ideally just the right amount of heat so the liquid approaches a boil at the same time the salmon is done, about 45 minutes. If you’re going out to buy a fish poacher for salmon, buy the largest one you can find—mine is