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How to Make Salmon in the Microwave

August 15, 2022
3 Ratings
Photo by Anyday Microwave Cookware
  • Prep time 3 minutes
  • Cook time 5 minutes
  • Serves 1
Author Notes

Fish? In the microwave?! Yes you can, and yes you should. Salmon cooked medium-rare is flaky and tender, just as if it were poached. Bonus: the Anyday traps fish smells in the dish, saving you the dirty looks in the lunchroom.

For frozen salmon, add 1 teaspoon liquid (e.g. water, chicken stock, soy sauce) per salmon fillet to quickly boost the steam. The cooking time will be largely affected by the thickness of the fillet. If necessary add time in 1-minute intervals until the fish is cooked through.

Note: This recipe was created for a 1000-watt microwave. Head to cookanyday.com to find the original recipe and adjust cooking times for other microwave wattages.

Have more microwave cooking questions? Find recipes, resources, and more at cookanyday.com. —Anyday Microwave Cookware

What You'll Need
  • 1 4-6 oz salmon filet
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  1. Season salmon with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Place in one layer in an Anyday Shallow Dish and cover with the lid (knob lifted).
  3. Cook in the microwave for 4-5 minutes, or until salmon is cooked to your liking.

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