Steamed Salmon with Lemon Scented Zucchini

Steamed Salmon with Lemon Scented Zucchini

Published December 20, 2012 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 4
Total Time: 20 min

Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 10 min


Steaming fish and poultry is a great way to lock in flavor, moisture, vitamins, and minerals. Be sure to serve the fish with some of the steaming liquid, as the liquid will soak up the flavor from the salmon and vegetables.

Cooking tip: Arthritis-fighting foods: salmon (omega-3 fatty acid), lemons (vitamin C)

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 salmon fillet and approximately ½ cup vegetables
Calories per serving: 344
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.0g 22%
Saturated Fat 2.2g 11%
Cholesterol 121mg 40%
Sodium 246mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 10.0g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3.0g 12%
Sugars 2.0g
Protein 45.0g 63%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 2 small zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup white wine
  • ½ cup water
  • 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Step by Step:

  1. Place onion and next four ingredients in bottom of a large Dutch oven.
  2. Season fish evenly with salt and pepper. Fit a lightly greased steamer rack over vegetables in Dutch oven. Place over medium-high heat until liquid begins to boil.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low and carefully place fish on rack. Cover and steam until cooked through, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. Serve fish on top of vegetables and poaching liquid and top with sliced olives. Garnish if desired.