Slow-Cooker Poached Salmon with Caper Relish
Why This Recipe Works
A slow cooker is the perfect vehicle for poaching salmon (and other fish) as it requires less monitoring than the classic stovetop method but can yield comparable results with less chance of overcooking. To ensure that the salmon cooked evenly, we came up with some tricks: We started by making a foil sling inside the slow cooker for easy removal and lined the foil with lemon slices. We rested the salmon on the lemon to keep it elevated for even cooking. To punch up the flavor of this mild dish, we paired the fish with a briny caper and herb relish, adding freshness and bright herbal notes. Use salmon fillets of similar thickness so that they cook at the same rate, or buy a 1 1/2-pound salmon fillet and cut it into four equal pieces.