Baking salmon in the dishwasher is ridiculously easy and results in perfectly cooked fish.
I should mention that I did not make this up! I did not wake up one day with a hankering to poach salmon in my dishwasher — I woke up one day and watched a guy do it on TV. I can’t remember who it was, but some quick Googling leads to official-type recipes, lest you take my word for it.
What you need
- 6oz salmon fillets
- salt and pepper
- olive oil
- heavy-duty aluminum foil
- a dishwasher with a heated drying cycle
- dirty dishes
- Prepare the salmon by lightly drizzling each fillet with olive oil; sprinkle each with salt and pepper. Go easy on the oil — only about a half-teaspoon per fillet — the salmon is fat enough on its own.
- Look, I’m not gonna lie: wrapping the fish is pretty key here. Do it wrong and you’re left with salmony clean dishes and lemony fresh fish. It’s important to use heavy duty aluminum foil. I use two sheets of foil per fillet. Wrap the foil snuggly, but not too tightly. You’re steaming the fish, after all.
- Add each wrapped fillet carefully to the dishwasher’s top rack, taking care not to puncture the foil. Set the dishwasher to a normal wash and make sure to activate the heated drying cycle. If your dishwasher doesn’t have a heated drying cycle, I’d suggest any of these recipes (artfully replacing the dishwasher with an oven).
- Yes: you can wash the dishes and bake the salmon at the same time.