Fish? In the microwave?! Yes you can, and yes you should. Salmon cooked medium-rare is flaky and tender, just as if it were poached. Bonus: the Anyday traps fish smells in the dish, saving you the dirty looks in the lunchroom.

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.

Select your microwave wattage in the dropdown. The cook times in this recipe will automatically change accordingly.

To find your microwave’s wattage, look at the front panel, the side of the door, in the back, in the user manual, or Google the model number. If both an input and output wattage are listed, use the output.

Wattage translates to how powerful the microwave is. The higher the wattage, the faster your food will cook. The lower the wattage, the longer the cook time. 

When in doubt, start with less time — you can always add more.


Cook Times

(4-6oz, 110-170g fillets)

One 4-6oz piece 3-5 mins
Two 4-6 oz pieces 5-7 mins
Three 4-6 oz pieces 6-7 mins


  1. Season salmon with salt and pepper to taste. Place in one layer in an Anyday Shallow Dish and cover with the lid (knob lifted). 
  2. Cook in the microwave for the time listed in the table, or until salmon is cooked to your liking.

Cooking Tips

  • For the most even cooking, flip halfway through the cook time.
  • For frozen salmon, add 1 teaspoon liquid (e.g. water, chicken stock, soy sauce) per salmon fillet to quickly boost the steam. You may need to add more cook time.
  • We recommend using an Anyday Shallow Dish for cooking proteins. If using an Anyday Deep Dish, you may need to add more cooking time.