Are you looking for that next simple meal to make for your family? Sometimes when you think you’ve heard or seen every twist on a recipe someone will come in and surprise you with an original take too good to pass up. Mommy of 4, Brooke Burke, knocked our socks off with this one-of-a-kind Poached Salmon recipe, made in a dishwater! See recipe below for the fun details.
- 1 salmon fillet (or whole salmon, any size works)
- 1/2 cup dry white wine (I like sauvignon blanc)
- 1 whole shallot chopped
- 2 cloves garlic chopped
- 4 sprigs of fresh dill
Place the salmon in heavy duty foil (you can use 2 large pieces if need be) and flip up all 4 sides so that the liquids don’t fall out (sort of like a bowl). There should be enough foil to make a pouch with a little room for steam inside. You fold the foil around the piece of salmon leaving room at the top for the fish to steam inside the pouch you are creating. Add the rest of the ingredients. Pinch/roll the sides of the foil together to create a sealed pouch. Again, leave a little room between the top of the pouch and the fish for steam.
Perfectly Poached Salmon
Place the salmon pouch on the top rack of the dishwasher and put it through for a cycle – every dishwasher is different, but usually the “normal” cycle works just fine. When the cycle is done, remove the pouch and voila – perfectly poached salmon! I like to garnish the salmon with fresh dill and some lemon slices. You can serve it cold with yogurt dill sauce and crackers or bread, or you can serve it warm with veggies or rice. However way you and your family likes it! Believe it or not, you can have some dishes in the dishwasher while you are cooking your salmon.
Here are some tips that I learned from doing this recipe several times. I usually run the dishwasher without dishes for a cycle after I’m done with the salmon because sometimes there’s a little residual smell (nothing too bad, don’t worry). You can do any kind of firm, white fish too. Halibut comes out pretty nicely, but I use fennel instead of dill and, depending on the thickness of the fish, you might have to do 2 cycles in the dishwasher.