Poached Salmon Recipe With Green Herb and Mustard Sauce

Poached salmon with green herb and mustard sauce

  • serves 2
  • Easy

Salmon fillets are gently poached and served with a sauce of tarragon, parsley and Dijon mustard. Ready in a mere 20 minutes it's a great, healthy, mid-week meal. Serve with crisp new potatoes.


Try this healthy poached salmon recipe, then check out our healthy salmon burgers, healthy salmon pasta, healthy fish cakes and more healthy salmon recipes.



  • skinless salmon fillets 2
  • tarragon 2 tbsp, chopped
  • flat-leaf parsley 2 tbsp, chopped
  • Dijon mustard 2 tsp
  • white wine vinegar 2 tbsp
  • olive oil 2 tbsp
  • watercress or new potatoes to serve


  • Step 1

    Bring a shallow pan of water to a simmer. Drop in the salmon, put a lid on the pan and cook for 5-6 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Put all the other ingredients in a small food processor and whizz until smooth (if it’s too thick, add a splash of water).

  • Step 3

    Lift the salmon up and drain. Serve the salmon with potatoes, watercress and the sauce.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 362
  • Fat 26.9g
  • Saturates 4.6g
  • Carbs 1g
  • Fibre 0.3g
  • Protein 29g
  • Salt 0.55g