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5 from 1 vote

Garlic Poached Salmon with Creamy Lemon Caper Sauce

This garlic poached salmon is fast, easy, and smothered in a healthy, yogurt-based creamy lemon caper sauce! This will be your new favorite way to eat salmon.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Elizabeth Lindemann


  • 1 lb. salmon filets
  • 1 cup white wine divided
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Juice and zest of one lemon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 small onion finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon capers drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt


  • In a nonstick skillet, add 1/2 cup wine and fish. Add enough water to almost cover the salmon.
  • Add one clove minced garlic, the lemon zest, and salt and pepper to the liquid and on top of the salmon.
  • Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce to a simmer for approximately 5 minutes, or until salmon is cooked through.
  • Meanwhile, to make the sauce, saute the onion in olive oil in a small pot or skillet over medium heat, until browned.
  • Add the remaining clove of minced garlic, stir for one minute or until fragrant.
  • Add the remaining 1/2 cup of wine, and reduce until about half the wine is gone.
  • Add the lemon juice, capers, dill, and butter; heat until butter is melted.
  • Remove from heat and stir in yogurt and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve sauce over salmon.
  • Lick the spoon :-)