Microwaving Salmon

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Can salmon be cooked in the microwave? If so, for how long would it cook?

Microwaving Salmon

Yes, salmon can definitely be cooked in the microwave. For a very simple recipe, place your salmon fillets or steaks in a microwave-safe dish. They should be about 1/2 inch thick and in a single layer.

Season with salt, lemon juice (about a tablespoon to divide between your steaks), olive oil (again about a tablespoon), and a little bit of crushed garlic if you like it on your salmon.

Cover the salmon and microwave until the edges flake easily. Depending on the power of your microwave, this will take between 5 and 7 minutes on the high setting.

After removing the salmon from the microwave, let it "rest" for a few minutes before serving.

   

Comments

9/4/2006 8:21:19 PM
Bryce Chester Newman said:

yes, you can cook salmon in a microwave. Yes, you can cook left overs in the microwave. If you can not wait for broiling or grilling fresh salmon then place a you are better off cooking tuna that was canned, or not eat fish at all. Best cooked salmon should never be used in a microwave unless you had broiled or grilled it in the past, but at that point in the after math of a salmon your best bet is to mix is with a white/wine/cream sauce in a pasta.


12/10/2006 12:18:34 PM
George McLaughlin said:

Is there a converson chart that correlates microwave cooking time w/ the microwave oven's wattage?

Thanks, GM




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