Salmon Poached in Beer

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Appears in
The Clay-Pot Cookbook

By Georgia Sales

Published 1974

  • About

Cooking in wine is taken for granted, but the overlooked bottle of beer can coax surprising subtleties from all sorts of dishes, especially salmon. Jack and Barbara Thomas of Seattle provided this recipe, which we adapted to the clay pot.


  • 4 salmon steaks
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • ¼ cup chopped


Presoak a clay pot, top and bottom, in water for 15 minutes.

Place the salmon steaks in the presoaked pot. Combine the melted butter, parsley, salt, garlic, lemon juice, and beer and pour over the fish.

Cover the pot and place it in a cold oven.

Set the oven temperature at 450 degrees</