Dishwasher Salmon

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“Seasoned Cooking April 1999 Issue. A Fool's Delight, by Philip R. Gantt. This is an actual recipe from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Cookbook. It is unusual and although I haven't yet tried it, it seems like an innovative idea.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (4 -7 lb) whole salmon
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 12 onion, sliced
  • herbs, of your choice (tarragon and savory recommended)
  • 6 tablespoons butter


  1. Place the whole salmon in the center of the foil, season with herbs inside and out.
  2. Place half the slices of butter inside of the fish and the other half on top of the fish.
  3. Do the same with the slices of lemon, arranging them in the cavity and on top of the fish.
  4. Fold the foil and roll the edges so that the entire fish is sealed.
  5. Turn on the dishwasher, normal or hot cycle and run your dishwasher as you normally would.
  6. (Please don't use any soap or anything else) By the time the washer is done with the drying cycle, the fish will be done and ready to serve.
  7. Simply unwrap the fish at the dinner table and serve with vegetables of your choice.

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