Seared first to add color and flavor, the salmon is then combined with braised cucumbers--an unexpected yet delicious way to enjoy that vegetable's subtle taste.

Perla Meyers
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 1992


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  • Combine flour, salt and pepper in a shallow dish. Dredge salmon pieces in the flour mixture, shaking off the excess.

  • Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add half the salmon and saute until lightly browned on the outside but still pink inside, 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Wipe out the pan, add the remaining 2 teaspoons oil and return to the heat. Saute the remaining salmon and transfer to the plate.

  • Wipe out the pan again and add cucumbers, broth and sugar. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cover and simmer until the cucumbers are tender-crisp, 3 to 4 minutes.

  • Uncover, increase the heat to medium-high and boil until the pan juices are reduced to 2 tablespoons, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the reserved salmon and dill to the pan, cover and simmer just until the salmon is opaque in the center, about 3 minutes. Garnish with dill sprigs and lemon wedges.

Nutrition Facts

190 calories; protein 23.8g; carbohydrates 6.3g; dietary fiber 0.7g; sugars 2g; fat 7.4g; saturated fat 1.5g; cholesterol 53mg; vitamin a iu 311.2IU; vitamin c 4.9mg; folate 29mcg; calcium 63.2mg; iron 1.1mg; magnesium 47.6mg; potassium 603.2mg; sodium 186.2mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

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Rating: 1 stars
Very bland & must use a non-stick pan. I didn't have one big enough so I added additional oil and used a stainless steel pan. The salmon still stuck to it. Overall the dish had very little flavor even though I added quite a bit of pepper. I was unable to taste the dill at all. I will use the leftovers in a salad as I don't think I want to eat this dish again as prepared. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Easy interesting and wonderful This was fantastic. Very subtle flavors yet elegant and tasty. My 22 year old son loved and asked for more cucumbers. My mother who is very picky asked for the recipe. I used the best salmon available in Boston but I think it would be good with Trader Joe's salmon too. Pros: Different moderate prep time perfect for guests Read More