Perfectly Cooked Every Time: A Sous Vide Salmon Recipe

Perfectly Cooked Every Time: A Sous Vide Salmon Recipe

Salmon is a healthy and delicious fish that's a staple in many diets. While there are countless ways to prepare salmon, one technique that's been gaining popularity in recent years is sous vide cooking. Sous vide allows for precise temperature control, resulting in perfectly cooked, tender, and juicy salmon every time. In this post, we'll walk you through a simple and delicious sous vide salmon recipe.


  • 4 salmon fillets, skin on
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried dill
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your sous vide machine to 120°F (49°C) for medium-rare salmon or 130°F (54°C) for medium-well salmon.

  2. Pat the salmon fillets dry with a paper towel and season with salt and pepper to taste.

  3. In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, dried dill, and garlic powder.

  4. Rub the spice mixture all over the salmon fillets, making sure to coat them evenly.

  5. Place the seasoned salmon fillets into a vacuum-sealed bag and seal according to your machine's instructions.

  6. Once the sous vide machine is preheated, add the bag of salmon fillets to the water bath.

  7. Cook for 30-40 minutes, depending on the desired doneness.

  8. Once the salmon is cooked, carefully remove the bag from the water bath and use scissors to cut open the bag.

  9. Gently remove the salmon fillets from the bag and pat them dry with a paper towel.

  10. Heat a large skillet over high heat and add a splash of olive oil.

  11. Once the skillet is hot, place the salmon fillets skin side down in the pan and sear for 1-2 minutes until the skin is crispy.

  12. Serve the salmon fillets immediately with your choice of side dishes, such as roasted vegetables, quinoa, or a simple green salad.

Sous vide salmon is a delicious and easy way to cook this versatile fish. Whether you're looking to impress dinner guests or simply want to elevate your weeknight meals, this recipe is sure to become a go-to in your culinary repertoire.