Slow Cooker Poached Salmon Steaks Recipe

  • Yield: 4
  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 40m
  • Ready In: 50m

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

  • Carbohydrates

    10.9 g
  • Cholesterol

    97.5 mg
  • Fat

    8.7 g
  • Fiber

    2 g
  • Protein

    27.8 g
  • Saturated Fat

    4.1 g
  • Sodium

    1066 mg
  • Sugar

    0.8 g
  • Trans Fat

    0.1 g
  • Unsaturated Fat

    1.8 g
  • Potassium

    536.7 mg
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Slow cooker poached salmon steaks recipe.  Enjoy delicious and healthy poached salmon steaks! Poaching is the perfect way to cook salmon steaks, preserving all the flavors while making sure they are juicy, tender, and flavorful. Try this easy and low-calorie dish now! Slow cooking gives this tasty salmon moistness.

What Liquid to Use for Poached Salmon

When making poached salmon in a slow cooker, use a flavorful liquid such as white wine, stock, broth, or herb-infused liquid. These will add flavor to the salmon.

Make sure the liquid covers the salmon completely when slow cooking.

Slow Cooker Poached Salmon Steaks Recipe

When your salmon is ready, cut it into pieces and put it over some baby spinach. Then drizzle a bit of olive oil over the top. Enjoy!

To take the salmon out of the slow cooker, use foil or parchment paper. Slide the paper under the fish, tilt it so the liquid can flow off, then carefully lift the salmon out. Be gentle – it’s fragile.

Poached salmon is delicious! Have fun trying different flavors until you find the one you love.

What are the Best Side Dishes to Serve with Poached Salmon?

Before we find out what side dishes to pair with poached salmon, let’s understand what poaching is. Poaching is a cooking technique where food is submerged in hot liquid, like water, to cook. Poaching is a way of cooking food in a liquid, like water, wine, or stock. There are lots of yummy side dishes that go great with salmon.

Salmon is perfect for dinner and it’s great for the whole family. So, you need to pick a quick and healthy side dish that everyone will love.

Poached salmon is a delicious dish that goes great with a few sides. Try sautéed spinach or roasted Bok choy for an easy, tasty meal. Making a side dish can seem like a lot of trouble. It might take extra time and effort to prepare.

But it can be a great way to make your meal more enjoyable. You’ll be pleased to learn that there are healthy meals that don’t take a lot of time to make. Here’s a list of the seven tastiest things to eat with poached salmon: mashed potatoes, roasted asparagus, roasted vegetables, couscous, quinoa, steamed rice, and green salad.

You may also like Slow Cooker Salmon Chowder or Slow Cooker Salmon Bisque


  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) water
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) dry white wine
  • 1 thin slice yellow onion
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 salmon steaks
  • Lemon-Caper sauce (see recipe below)
  • For Lemon-Caper Sauce:
  • 2-3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 14 ½ oz (435 ml) low-sodium fat-free chicken broth
  • 2-3 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons capers
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper


Step 1

In a slow cooker, combine all ingredients, except salmon and homemade lemon-caper sauce. Mix well.

Step 2

Cover the cooker and cook on a high-heat setting for 20 minutes. Add salmon steaks, cover, and cook for a further 20 minutes or until fish is tender and flakes with a fork. Serve with lemon-caper sauce.

Step 3

For Lemon-Caper Sauce: In a small saucepan, melt unsalted butter over medium heat. Stir in all-purpose flour and cook for 1 minute.

Step 4

Pour in chicken broth and lemon juice. Stir well. Heat to boiling, whisking until thickened, for about 1 minute.

Step 5

Stir in capers, salt, and white pepper. Pour sauce over poached salmon steaks. Enjoy!

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