Coconut Poached Salmon

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// Coconut Poached Salmon

Prep Time

8 mins

Cook Time

7-8 mins

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Because poaching locks in flavor and moisture, it’s one of our favorite ways to cook salmon. Here, salmon soaks up an aromatic broth of coconut milk and lemongrass, a citrusy herb commonly found in Thai cooking. Swiss chard adds a balance of earthy sweetness.

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What You’ll Need

The Medium Shallow Dish

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The Medium Shallow Dish


  • ¾ cup (180ml) coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon minced  lemongrass
  • 1 tablespoon chopped ginger
  • ½ jalapeño, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce or tamari
  • 1½ cups (50g) thinly sliced swiss chard, stem removed
  • 2 4-6oz fillets skinless salmon
  • salt, to taste
  • lime juice, chopped cilantro to taste (optional)


  1. Add the coconut milk, lemongrass, ginger, jalapeño, and soy sauce to the Anyday dish. Stir to combine. Add the swiss chard and mix thoroughly. Cover with the lid (knob lifted).
  2. Cook in the microwave for 3-4 minutes, or until the swiss chard has wilted.
  3. Season the salmon with salt. Place on top of the chard mixture. Cover and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked to your desired doneness.
  4. Garnish with lime juice and fresh chopped cilantro, if using.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Enjoy with steamed rice or noodles. 
  • Try it with bok choy or other tender greens.
  • Top it with bean sprouts for a refreshing crunch.

Recipe notes

  • This recipe can be made using halibut, cod, or any other meaty fish you have available.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.

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