Cooking salmon in the slow cooker produces perfectly cooked salmon with minimal effort. With less than 5 ingredients, this recipe is both healthy & easy.
You knew you could make salmon the slow cooker right? You can pretty much make anything in the slow cooker in my opinion including fish. I made this in my new Hamilton Beach®Professional Sous Vide and 6 Qt. Slow Cooker using the slow cooker mode (it does sous vide as well) hence the rectangular shape of the slow cooker.
I kept the instructions vague by listing 1-2 lbs of salmon. It’s really however much your slow cooker will fit. My 6 quart fit a little under a pound so I ended up using approximately 3/4 lb of Sizzlefish‘s sockeye salmon. If you want to use more, you can layer your salmon by putting a piece of parchment paper not only under and then again on top of the bottom row of salmon and adding stacking on another row. If you don’t feel confident doing that then leave it at 1 row for now.
- Line slow cooker with parchment paper.
- Season salmon with salt, pepper, garlic and fresh dill.
- Lay salmon on top of parchment paper.
- Top with lemon slices and ghee.
- Cook HIGH 1-2 hours.
- Lift parchment paper out of slow cooker to serve salmon.
Nope, no water is needed. I understand this is still a hard concept for some people to swallow. So while I did not use any water, if it makes you feel more comfortable then go ahead and add 2-4 tablespoons of water on top of the parchment paper BEFORE you lay the salmon down. If your slow cooker heats on the higher side then I actually recommend using the water but again it’s not necessary; it won’t change the taste whether you use the water or not.
As I previously mentioned, I made this in my new Hamilton Beach®Professional Sous Vide and 6 Qt. Slow Cooker using the slow cooker mode. For a chance to win your own, head on over to my Instagram page, follow me and then follow Hamilton Beach. That’s it! We’ll be picking the winner from the Hamilton Beach IG follower list so be sure to follow them. If you don’t have Instagram, you can download the app sign up for free here.
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