Cooking Salmon – in a DISHWASHER?!?

Typically in the beginning the week when our meals aren’t planned, Bethany and I shoot emails back and forth during the day to try to figure out what’s for dinner.  We started the conversation after I was reading an interesting article on Digg, so I responded "Are you interested in being experimental for dinner?"  How about some Dishwaster-cooked Salmon?

I stopped by on the grocery store and picked up two salmon fillets and some lime juice.  Bethany met me at home and we wrapped them in foil, placed the seasoning and loaded up the dishwasher.

We fired it up on the normal setting and let it ride.  It took a little over an hour to get completely through the cycle, and we  were both wondering whether we were threw $10 worth of fillets in the trash.  The drying cycle just about completed, we opened up the washer and were ready for the moment of truth.

Believe it or not – it fully cooked!  The inside was definitely moist, but I think it was due to the fact that it was steamed.  It looked like the water stayed out of the foil.  In the end, the only benefit was that this was entertaining.  We usually cook salmon in the oven for 5-10 minutes, instead of putting in the dishwasher for over an hour.  Next time we’ll do the oven, but maybe next time we have a party we’ll do salmon in the dish-washer.