Steamed Salmon with Watercress and Lemon Butter Recipe

Steamed Salmon with Watercress and Lemon Butter Recipe

How To Make Steamed Salmon with Watercress and Lemon Butter

Peppery watercress and luscious lemon butter adds a bit of bite and exquisite flavor to this flaky and soft steamed salmon dish!

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes



  • 2lbssalmon fillet,center cut
  • ¾tspsalt
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • 1bunchwatercress
  • 4tbspunsalted butter
  • ¾tsplemon juice


  1. In a large pot, bring about 1 inch of water to a boil.

  2. Put the fish in a large steamer basket, skin-side down, then sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon of the salt and ¼ teaspoon of pepper.

  3. Pile the watercress on top. Sprinkle with another ¼ teaspoon of salt.

  4. Put the steamer basket with the fish over the boiling water and cover.

  5. Reduce the heat to moderately high and cook for about 5 minutes for a 1-inch-thick fillet, until the watercress is wilted and the salmon is just barely done and the fish still being translucent in the center.

  6. In a small stainless-steel saucepan, melt the butter. Add the lemon juice, the remaining ¼ teaspoon of salt, and a pinch of pepper.

  7. Serve the salmon and watercress topped with the lemon butter, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 578.53kcal
  • Fat: 42.01g
  • Saturated Fat: 14.23g
  • Trans Fat: 0.47g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11.54g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 9.26g
  • Carbohydrates: 0.91g
  • Fiber: 0.33g
  • Sugar: 0.09g
  • Protein: 47.09g
  • Cholesterol: 155.27mg
  • Sodium: 581.82mg
  • Calcium: 57.71mg
  • Potassium: 920.94mg
  • Iron: 0.91mg
  • Vitamin A: 137.35µg
  • Vitamin C: 19.96mg
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