How to Perfectly Cook Salmon in the Dishwasher

Salmon? In the dishwasher? If you haven’t heard that this works then you are in for a surprise, it actually works really well. It sounds too good to be true but give it a try and see for yourself.

The method is quite straight forward, you wrap the fish up tightly in foil, place it on the top rack of the dishwasher and run it through a regular cycle. When the cycle is complete, the fish is perfectly cooked. The temperature that the dishwasher runs at, it turns out, is the perfect temperature for poaching salmon and if you wrap the salmon up well then you can add detergent to the cycle and wash your dishes will you cook.

For One Serving, Preparation Time: 5 minutes, Cooking Time Varies With Dishwasher Type, Usually Around An Hour.

What You Will Need To Cook Salmon In The Dishwasher

  • A Portion of Salmon
  • Two Pieces of Light Foil 25cm x 25cm (10″ x 10″)
  • A Teaspoon of Lemon Juice
  • A Slither of Butter
  • Salt & Pepper

How To Cook The Salmon In The Dishwasher

You can cook as many servings in one cycle as you would like to, as long as they form a single layer in the top rack of the dishwasher they should come out fine. Individually prepare and wrap each portion for the best results.

Lay out two sheets of aluminium foil. Place a portion of salmon on each. Season with salt and pepper, add a slither of butter and the lemon juice.

Carefully wrap the fish up in the foil. Be sure to fold the edges over at least three times to create a watertight seal so that no detergent or water gets into the salmon.

Place the wrapped portions onto the top rack, fill the dishwasher with whatever else you need to wash and put it on a regular cycle without a drying cycle at the end.

When the cycle is done, take the salmon portion out and unwrap a perfectly cooked piece of fish. Its as easy as that.

So now you know you can wash dishes and cook fish in the dishwasher, here are 7 other things you can clean in your dishwasher.

Have your tried this recipe or tried cooking anything else in your dishwasher? Let us know how it went in the comments section below.

Cover Image: COOKEDSalmon by Ján Sokoly used under CC BY 2.0
Michael Klements
Hi, my name is Michael and I started this blog in 2016 to share my DIY journey with you. I love tinkering with electronics, making, fixing, and building - I'm always looking for new projects and exciting DIY ideas. If you do too, grab a cup of coffee and settle in, I'm happy to have you here.

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