Olive Oil-Thyme Poached Salmon |

Olive Oil Poached Salmon Recipe

Olive Oil Poached Salmon is scented with thyme and had a most delicious, succulent texture.  You'll never want your salmon any other way!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword cooking with olive oil, easy fish dinners
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 195 kcal
Author Valentina K. Wein


  • about 2 cups extra virgin olive oil
  • about 6 sprigs fresh thyme
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 approximately (6-ounce) salmon fillets
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • fresh lemon juice


  1. Preheat the oven to 225°F and adjust a rack to the center.

  2. Add the oil to an ovenproof pot large enough to submerge the salmon fillets -- so they are not on top of each other.

  3. Add the thyme and lemon zest to the oil and heat it in the preheated 225 degree F oven until the oil temperature reaches 180°F.

  4. Season the salmon with salt and pepper and then just for a moment open the oven, slide the rack out, and very carefully add the salmon to the oil. Close the oven and cook just until it's cooked through, about 10 minutes.
  5. Use a slotted spoon or spatula to remove the salmon from the oil and place the fillets on serving plates. Drizzle the fillets with lemon juice and serve.