Salmon can be broiled, baked in foil, fried, pan-seared, steamed, poached. It can be glazed in teriyaki sauce, homemade strawberry salsa, BBQ sauce, balsamic vinaigrette…the list goes on. We have a myriad of salmon recipes here for you to ponder, whether you’re looking for a way to mix up tonight’s dinner, planning a get-together, or thinking ahead to next week’s menu.
First Thing’s First
Before deciding on a recipe, there are some basic things you can do to make sure whatever you cook is the highest quality possible. Wild-caught salmon is generally higher-quality. It is also important to know the distinctions between types of salmon, to make the most informed choice. This may depend on your budget, the dish you are planning, or just your personal taste. There are three main characteristics that define salmon type, and they are size, color, and fat or oil content. The salmon with the highest fat or oil content as well as the highest price tag is the King or Chinook salmon, and it is also the pinkest in color. Ironically, pink salmon is the palest in color alongside dog salmon, and both have low oil content as well. Sockeye is second in price and red in color.Read More »
10 Unique And Delicious Salmon Recipes
This interesting recipe calls for making your own salsa–but don’t panic! It’s just matter of throwing fresh jalapeno, cilantro, and chopped strawberries into a bowl with lime juice and salt. The whole thing should take 30 minutes of less.
Adding honey to your salmon bake will add a delightful flavor contrast, and this recipe will save you time, too–from start to finish the cook time is only 15 minutes! pair this with some seared fresh green beans or asparagus for a low carb option, or some herb-butter potato wedges for a meal your whole family will be talking about for weeks!
3. Salmon Tacos
There are even some incredibly delicious salmon tacos floating around out there–a great way to use leftover salmon, make it more palatable to kids, or just make dinner a little more fun! This one combines salmon with a delightful citrus-avocado and citrus salsa for a fresh, tangy take on tacos!
For more inspiration on how use leftover salmon, check out this great list of ideas.
Another interesting and fun way to use salmon is to make patties. This simple recipe calls only for fresh salmon filet, eggs, lemon juice, and cayenne pepper. Pair these patties with a brioche roll and homemade dill sauce , or top with lemon wedges and some fresh seared asparagus.
If you love Japanese food–or love cooking– then this bowl dish is a delicious option! This recipe is a bit more labor intensive as the total cook time of 45 minutes, but the results yield a special and unique dish that will surprise and delight your guests or family.
This summery recipe will brighten any BBQ or outdoor cookout, or just a weekend dinner get-together with friends. Add some wild rice or quinoa for a fantastic, balanced meal.
For a fresh summer dinner or lunch with your parents or in-laws or if you’re just watching your carb intake, this salad is the perfect combination of fresh, lightness, and flavor. It’s also quick and simple — 17 minutes total, no fuss. Grab a bottle of zinfandel and serve it on the back porch!
8. Salmon BLT
Speaking of quick delicious lunches, this unique twist on the classic BLT calls for a smoky flavor achieved by way of a rub made from smoked paprika, brown sugar, back pepper, and cayenne–as you can see, this isn’t your basic BLT, but could just be your new favorite.
This may be a stretch for some of you, but this salt pork-and-salmon chowder is actually remarkably delicious. The bacon adds that salty flavor to the creaminess of the potatoes and salmon, and minced fresh dill adds the perfect finish. Great for a winter night in or when that cold starts to snap in late autumn.
The last dish is really just a personal favorite–and incredibly simple to make. Wrap the salmon in foil or line a baking sheet in brown wrapping paper (if your salmon came in paper, please remember to remove all stickers (price stickers, adhesive securing packaging, or brand stickers) before placing in the pan. Drizzle with a little olive oil and scatter capers and sliced cherry tomatoes generously. Shake some rosemary over top, and cook until done! You could also keep the cherry tomatoes fresh on the side. This pairs excellently with a risotto of your choice!
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