How to make it

  • Grease a baking dish with butter
  • Place the salmon skin-side down in it
  • Sprinkle with the garlic powder, ginger, and freshly ground pepper.
  • Sprinkle some soy sauce over the fish and then pour orange juice in, about 1/2 inch deep.
  • Dot the top of the fish with butter.
  • Cover and microwave on high if making two or three servings. For two servings I nuke this 3 1/2 minutes. If preparing for numerous people I'd cook on a lower power and adjust the time so the fish doesn't explode.

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  • borinda 10 years ago
    I've made salmon in the conventional oven - 400 degrees, 20 minutes. Just keep an eye on it to stay moist which this short timing in he microwave aces.
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  • yumyum 10 years ago
    this sounds amazing except for one slight problem..I don't on a microwave. Do you think I can make this in the oven? I love the sound of the orange juice!!
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  • borinda 10 years ago
    Kukla - I am absolutely delighted you found this method worked well for you and flattered you added it to you menu. That is lovely.
    Thanks so much for sweet words.
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  • kukla 10 years ago
    Ya know....I wasn't too sure about microwaving salmon either -- BUT!! your chef-friend was very correct!
    I don't eat fish nor seafood, but my husband does. Because I 'cook to taste', more than often I end up over-cooking salmon; this most definately IS a fool-proof method.
    Thank you, Borinda, for posting this. (BTW, hope you don't mind, but I've included it in my Japanese Bento menu... :)
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  • borinda 10 years ago
    I am sorry this quick approach does not suit your more elite sensibilities. A chef friend had told me to figure 6 1/2 minutes per pound for fish in the microwave specifically because when either covered or crumbed the moisture is held in and makes a fast meal that's sure-fire. I ran with his advice.
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  • uhannigan 10 years ago
    Sounded very good until I got to cooking instructions. If you like microwaved food, at least provide an oven or stove top alternative. As for me, I would never waste a good salmon steak on the microwave!
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