Healthy and Easy: Wine Poached Salmon

Healthy and Easy Dinner: Wine Poached Salmon.
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Brighten up your table with this super simple, quick and easy poached salmon entree. It is healthy and loaded with flavor. A few simple ingredients do go a long way – the salmon is flakey and moist. If you don’t have wine in the house, you can double up on the chicken broth. I served this with a bowtie pasta with spinach. I hope you will enjoy this easy and healthy salmon. Happy Cooking!

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Wine Poached Salmon

An easy and healthy salmon recipe.

Course Dinner, Entree, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, Easy, Healthy, Mediterranean, Quick
Keyword Best Salmon, Cuisines, Healthy Fish, Poached Salmon, Recipes, Wine
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 391 kcal
Author Yasmin Jackson


  • 2 pounds salmon fillet Cut into 4-8ounces portions
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt (adjust to your diet requirement)
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 medium shallot thinly sliced (or 4 small shallots)
  • 1 bunch fresh thyme
  • 4 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 1 cup white wine (drinking wine preferred)
  • 1 cup chicken bone broth (or chicken broth)


  1. Combine salt and pepper in a small pinch bowl. Mix to incorporate.

  2. Rinse the salmon and pat dry with paper towel.

  3. Season the salmon all over with the salt and pepper mix.

  4. In a 4 quart pan, over medium heat, add the wine, chicken broth, shallots, garlic and thyme. Give it a quick stir.

  5. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low/low. Cover pan with thigh lid. Simmer 5 minutes.

  6. Add the salmon in a single layer. Use a small ladle or spoon to pour some of the broth all over the fish.

  7. Cover with the tight lid. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the salmon.

  8. Turn off the stove. Spoon some sauce over the salmon.

  9. Transfer the salmon portions to a serving platter and pour some of the wine sauce over it. Garnish with fresh chopped herbs, if desired.

  10. Plate and serve with your favorite side dish. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If using frozen salmon, defrost in refrigerator.

If you don’t have or want to use wine, double the chicken broth (or add a cup of water and a cup of broth)

Nutrition Facts
Wine Poached Salmon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 391 Calories from Fat 131
% Daily Value*
Fat 14.58g22%
Saturated Fat 2.27g14%
Cholesterol 124.74mg42%
Sodium 1192.19mg52%
Potassium 1269.3mg36%
Carbohydrates 5.85g2%
Fiber 0.88g4%
Sugar 1.6g2%
Protein 45.96g92%
Vitamin A 138.23IU3%
Vitamin C 7.65mg9%
Calcium 55.12mg6%
Iron 2.58mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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