Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and you can season the fish in a variety of ways to make a filling and delicious meal. Salmon also doesn’t take long to prepare, so you can have dinner on the table in less than an hour depending on how you prepare the salmon.
Smoked Salmon Crostini
If you’re looking for an appetizer with salmon, crostini is a great way to impress your dinner guests. Small toast squares with cream cheese and smoked salmon are a delicious combination, and you can top the crostini with fresh dill and capers for added flavor.
Seared Salmon Filets
A combination of olive oil and butter makes the outside of the salmon light and flaky and keeps the inside of the filet tender and moist. Sear the salmon by turning the heat on high and flipping the filet quickly (about a minute on each side). To ensure the salmon doesn’t become dry, you can turn the heat down and cover your saucepan for a few minutes to lock in the heat. You can season the salmon with sea salt and cracked pepper and serve the salmon with your favorite steamed vegetables and brown rice for a meal that is satisfying and packed with nutrition. Add a burst of flavor by squeezing fresh lemon juice on top of the salmon once you plate it.
Salmon Cakes with Sriracha
These salmon cakes can be baked or fried and can easily be paired with rice pilaf, mashed potatoes, or green vegetables like asparagus or kale. Sriracha is added to the salmon to give the entree a spicy kick, and the smoked paprika, panko bread crumbs, onions, and celery add flavor to the salmon cakes. Once the fish is fully cooked, you can top them with a creamy sriracha sauce for an extra kick.
Uri Buri Salmon with Lemon and Turmeric
This salmon entree features a buttery sauce and fresh herbs that enhance the natural flavor of salmon. The recipe is inspired by a restaurant in the Mediterranean region: the head chef at the restaurant is named Uri, and “buri” is an Israeli word that means “fish.” The fish can be served with a refreshing salad with greens, citrus, and raisins.
Seared Salmon with Almond Pesto
If you love crispy salmon skin and want a savory sauce to go with your salmon, this seared salmon recipe with toasted almond pesto is a great dinner choice. You can give the salmon a tasty golden crust with olive oil and lightly flavor the filet with salt and pepper. The pesto contains flavorful ingredients like lemon juice and basil and is non-dairy. Top the salmon with sliced almonds for more flavor. This recipe is kosher and suitable for Passover.
While you can make many of these salmon recipes in a saucepan, you can also bake your salmon entree. This reduces the fat content in your meal since you won’t have to use as much oil or butter to prepare the fish. You can also prepare an entire salmon dinner in the oven by seasoning the salmon filets with the flavors you prefer and adding chopped broccoli, potatoes, and bell papers to a greased or covered baking sheet. This allows you to roast the main and side dishes all at once so dinner will be ready quickly and clean-up will be easy. Be sure to keep all of these recipes in mind the next time you’re in the mood for salmon.