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Poached Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce

You can’t get much more basic than poaching; cooking the salmon in a packet in salted water with lemon and peppercorns gives you moist, healthy results.

Poached Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce

Enjoy this Creamy Poached Salmon with Dill Sauce at your next spring gathering. This dish is light, fresh and flavorful, perfect to enjoy in the sunshine with a nice cold glass of wine.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dill Sauce, Poached, Salmon
Servings: 2
Calories: 412kcal


  • Measuring Cups/Spoons Set
  • Glass Liquid Measuring Cups
  • 18 x 24-Inch Plastic Cutting Board
  • 8" Chef's Knife
  • Glass Nesting Bowls
  • 3-Quart Saucepan
  • Fish Turner



  • ½ cup Plain yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp. Chopped fresh dill
  • 1 Tbsp. Minced shallots
  • ½ tsp. Minced lemon zest
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  • 5 cups Water
  • 1 cup Dry white wine
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 Fresh dill sprigs
  • 1 Fresh bay leaf
  • ½ An onion
  • 1 Tbsp. Kosher salt
  • 2 Salmon fillets (6 oz. each), skinned


  • For the sauce, combine yogurt, dill, shallots, and zest; season with salt and pepper.
  • For the salmon, combine water, wine, lemon juice, dill sprigs, bay leaf, onion, and salt in a saucepan. Add salmon to pan, turn heat on to medium, and poach until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of fillets registers 120–125°, 15–20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories412
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 24g 37%
    • Saturated Fat 6g 30%
  • Cholesterol 99mg 33%
  • Sodium 721mg 31%
  • Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
    • Protein 38g 76%

      * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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      Written by Lisa Yarde

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