Geoffrey Zakarian's Microwave Salmon Recipe Means Dinner in 5 Minutes by Donna John

Seafood Dinner Lunch
4 months ago
Geoffrey Zakarian's Microwave Salmon Recipe Means Dinner in 5 Minutes

On a recent episode of The KitchenChef Geoffrey Zakarian made salmon in the microwave. Yep, really. He had a perfectly cooked piece of salmon ready to eat in under – under – five minutes. 

"Real chefs use microwaves, and anyone who tells you differently is lying, " writes Chef Zakarian on the Food Network's website. "Microwaves are a great hack for achieving perfectly cooked salmon, every time. I made this whole dish in just a few minutes, and it’s perfect if you’re cooking for yourself, or a small family. The salmon comes out soft without overcooking, and it’s a restaurant-quality dish you can easily make at home."

Chef Zakarian served his microwaved salmon with asparagus and Maître D'Hôtel Butter, a combination of anchovies, horseradish, honey, Dijon mustard, butter, lemon and parsley. But serve it with whatever vegetable and side dish you enjoy.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 2 to 2 1/2 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 2


Here's how to make it:

  1. Put the salmon fillets into a shallow bowl or plate. Drizzle with the olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste. Cover the bowl or plate tightly with plastic wrap
  2. Microwave on 50 percent power in 1-minute increments until salmon is cooked to your liking, about 2 to 2 1/2 minutes. Serve immediately. 

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Donna John
Love this recipe! Who would have thought you could cook salmon perfectly in the microwave?
Seriously awesome idea. 😍

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