Easy Poached Salmon with Lemony Herb Pesto

This foolproof way to cook Oceanbox salmon ensures juicy results and is perfect for make-ahead meal prep too! Enjoy delicate, buttery salmon warm or chilled with a bright herb pesto that gives an amazing pop of flavor!






1 package Oceanbox Salmon

1 tsp peppercorns

1 bay leaf

1 sprig fresh dill

1 lemon (thinly sliced)

1 small onion (thinly sliced)

1 tsp kosher salt

1 TB olive oil (lemony herb pesto)

1 TB lemon juice (lemony herb pesto)

1 tsp water (lemony herb pesto)

1 cup mixed chopped herbs (dill, tarragon, chives, basil, cilantro, or parsley) (lemony herb pesto)

1 small garlic clove (lemony herb pesto)

1 tsp dijon mustard (lemony herb pesto)

Salt & pepper to taste (lemony herb pesto)


Place the peppercorns, bay leaf, dill, lemon, onion, and salt in a shallow pan. Add the salmon filets skin side down and add enough water just to cover the top of the salmon. Heat over medium heat until simmering.

Cover pan and simmer salmon for an additional 8-10 minutes for medium (adjust timing to cook salmon to your liking!) Use a slotted spatula to remove salmon to a plate.


While salmon is simmering combine all Lemony Herb Pesto ingredients in a small food processor or blender and season to taste.


Enjoy salmon warm topped with Lemony Herb Pesto or chill until ready to serve.  Salmon will keep in the refrigerator for 3-4 days after cooking.


TIP: Drizzle salmon with some poaching liquid before storing in the refrigerator for a juicy, freshly made texture!

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 10 minutes

Serves: 2