Olive Oil Poached Ranch Salmon

Olive Oil Poached Ranch Salmon

Salmon is our go-to fish: it is easy to prepare, it tastes amazing, it is filled with all the healthy things we need, and my kids actually eat it without fuss. I have posted a few salmon recipes already but I promise this is totally different. I love how versatile fish is, you can prepare it a bunch of different ways and have a totally different tasting dish. Check out our other favorites - Pink and Purple Sheet Pan Dinner, Nicoise Dinner, and Everything Salmon Cakes for different ways to have our favorite Pink Fish.

This one is using a foolproof method that ensures a juicy piece every time, slow cooking it in olive oil. We love the flavors of ranch and I was heavy with the herbs when making this delicious coating. I don’t have fresh herbs frequently in my house so I used dried, I am going to bet your house is the same way! This salmon is so beautiful and packed with flavor you could totally serve it for a dinner party, to celebrate a night in with your love (Valentine’s day is next week hint hint), but so easy and effortless to have it on a weeknight with the fam.


Olive Oil Poached Ranch Salmon

  • 1 1/2 pounds salmon filet

  • 1/2 cup + 3 Tablespoons olive oil

  • 3 Tablespoons red onion, finely diced

  • 2 garlic cloves, grated or finely chopped

  • 1 Tablespoon dried parsley

  • 1 Tablespoon dried dill

  • 1 Tablespoon dried chives

  • salt and pepper

- Preheat the oven to 250

- mix the dried herbs with the onion, garlic, a sprinkle of salt and pepper, and the 3 Tablespoons of olive oil in a small bowl.

- Pour the remaining 1/2 cup olive oil into a baking dish, carefully place the salmon into the oil, skin side down. Season the fish liberally with salt and pepper. Spread the Ranch Herb mix over the salmon in an even layer.

- Bake the salmon for 25-30 minutes until it flakes easily with fork, if it doesn’t, bake for an additional 5 minutes until it is done.

- Serve with Slow Roasted Tomatoes and a squeeze of lemon.

Slow Poached Tomatoes

  • 2 vines of tomatoes

  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • salt and pepper

- In a small baking dish, place the tomatoes and then pour the oil over, season with salt and pepper.

- Bake at 250 for 30 minutes or until slightly bursting.

Here are the herbs along with the onions and garlic, then just mix it with some olive oil to form a paste.


Season the salmon well with salt and pepper after you dip the salmon into the oil


Spread the herbs all over the salmon and it is ready for the oven. Remember low and slow!

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