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Oven Poached Salmon

Refreshing Oven Poached Salmon goes great in a salad or served along some delicious sides.  You will love how easy it is to make this delicious herb flavored salmon.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked salmon
Servings: 4
Calories: 662kcal
Author: Rachael


  • 4 pound skin on side of salmon
  • 2 Tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 6 sprigs fresh dill
  • 2 lemons sliced thin


  • Fresh chopped tarragon, dill, lemon wedges


  • With oven rack in middle position, preheat to 250 degrees.
  • Cut two pieces of foil, so they are about a foot longer than the side of salmon, and fold the long sides together to create a 1 inch seam.
  • Cut a third sheet of foil, and lay it over the seam of the first two pieces, and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Pat salmon dry with a paper towel, then liberally season with salt. Lay skin side down on the foil.
  • Sprinkle with vinegar, then lay herbs over the top of the salmon. Arrange lemon slices to cover as much as you can of the fish.
  • Pull foil over the top of the fish, and crimp edges together.
  • Lay foil wrapped fish on the oven rack, and bake for 45-60 minutes, or until the thickest part of the salmon reaches 135-140 degrees.
  • Then remove fish from oven, and let cool in foil, for 30 minutes, sitting at room temp.
  • Pour off any liquid. Re-wrap in foil. Refrigerate 1 hour.

To Serve:

  • Unwrap salmon and brush off the herbs, lemons, and any remaining poaching liquid, and serve.


Calories: 662kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 91g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 249mg | Sodium: 202mg | Potassium: 2308mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 297IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 4mg