Recipe: Dishwasher Salmon

Recipe: Dishwasher Salmon

Author: Lane Keating, CSA

Having a party?  Want to wow your guests?  Fire up the dishwasher and cook up some Omega 3 rich salmon. Not only does salmon protect against heart disease & lower cholesterol, it’s also a natural blood thinner which prevents blood clots that can lead to heart disease and stroke. Additionally, salmon is an anti-inflammatory that’s useful in the treatment of arthritis, psoriasis, and lupus.  It also protects against certain forms of cancer! Oh, and by the way - it’s delicious!


1 large salmon fillet (3-5 pounds). Have the fish market clean, scale, and remove the head and tail.

1/4 Cup Capers

2 Cloves Garlic Minced

Bunch of Fresh Dill

1 T Olive Oil

2 Lemons, Sliced/Quartered

Salt & Pepper to taste


  1. Place salmon fillet in center of a large sheet of extra heavy-duty aluminum foil, shiny side towards the fish.
  2. Drizzle with olive oil & season to taste.  Garnish with capers, fresh dill, and lemon slices.  Sprinkle with minced garlic.
  3. Wrap fish tightly & place on the top shelf of the empty dishwasher.  Be sure the seam on the foil is facing up.
  4. Run the dishwasher (without soap) one entire cycle including the dryer cycle.  If you have an energy saving switch on your dishwasher, turn it off.  If the fish is more than 6 1/2 pounds you’ll probably need to run another 1/2 cycle to insure it’s cooked thoroughly.
  5. Carefully remove the cooked fish from the dishwasher and place on a large platter.  Garnish with additional lemon wedges and fresh dill.  Serve with crackers, cocktail rye bread, or rolls.

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