25 Super Salmon Recipes

Not only is this fish incredibly healthy, it's versatile and delicious! From pizza to salad, these tasty recipes are a great way to add salmon to your diet.

Grilled Salmon-and-Spinach Salad with Peach Dressing

Photo: Jean Allsopp

Grilled Salmon-and-Spinach Salad with Peach Dressing

Grilled salmon provides healthy fats, while the peach dressing is high in vitamins and has a pureed texture that adds richness to the dish.

Recipe: Grilled Salmon-and-Spinach Salad with Peach Dressing

 

Salmon Chowder recipe

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Salmon Chowder with Bacon

This creamy Salmon Chowder tastes as good as if served in a restaurant. The crumbled bacon on top adds extra crunch and flavor to the soup. We recommend Alaskan king or sockeye salmon. For extra flavor, try hot smoked salmon and skip the 1-minute cooking step.

Salmon-stuffed Crab Cakes

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Salmon-stuffed Crab Cakes

The salmon is smoked, which adds an interesting layer of flavor to a basic crab cake. Wasabi makes the sauce spicy; try it with fried catfish too.

Salmon and Brie Breakfast Strata recipe

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Salmon and Brie Breakfast Strata

You’ll find smoked salmon two ways: cold- and hot-smoked. Cold-smoked salmon is thin, translucent, and presliced, while hot-smoked versions are opaque, thick, and have skin attached. Hot-smoked salmon is cooked completely, and it’s best for this recipe.

Sesame-Soy Salmon

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Sesame-Soy Salmon

Sweet and salty flavors highlight this rich salmon entrée. It's ready in under 20 minutes, making it an ideal weeknight meal.

 

Smoked Salmon and Fingerling Potatoes recipe

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Smoked Salmon and Fingerling Potatoes

This pretty-as-can-be appetizer uses gourmet ingredients but is no trouble at all to put together at home.

Salmon with Lemon-mint Dressing

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Salmon with Lemon-mint Dressing

Seasonal vegetables and pasta complete this easy entrée.

Grilled Salmon in Grape Leaves with Tomato-Raisin Relish

Photo: Jean Allsopp

Grilled Salmon in Grape Leaves with Tomato-Raisin Relish

The beautiful presentation of this dish makes it perfect for a special occasion.

Grilled Smoked Salmon Panini with Red Onion Ribbons

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Grilled Smoked Salmon Panini with Red Onion Ribbons

For a protein boost that packs an unexpected flavor punch, pair mild seafood with fresh, piquant ingredients.

Salmon with Orange Pan Sauce

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Salmon with Orange Pan Sauce

When thinly sliced and cooked, orange rind is delicious. Pair it with a fresh green salad and crusty French bread for a light, refreshing dinner.

Salmon Niçoise Pasta Salad

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Salmon Niçoise Pasta Salad

Pack this yummy pasta salad for a neighborhood barbeque or family picnic. Feel free to add or remove fresh vegetables to suit your taste.

Peppered Three-Onion Tart with Smoked Salmon

Photo: Jean Allsopp

Peppered Three-Onion Tart with Smoked Salmon

This tart with smoked salmon can be multitasked into an appetizer, a side dish, or perhaps a brunch dish.

Mango-glazed Salmon

Mango-glazed Salmon

Rice pilaf and your favorite steamed or roasted vegetables round out this simple, elegant entreé.

Grilled Pizzettes With Smoked Salmon and Capers

Photo: Howard L. Puckett

Grilled Pizzettes With Smoked Salmon and Capers

Salmon pizza? Absolutely! Try this grilled seafood twist on the Italian classic.

Salmon Burger

Photo: Jennifer Davick

Salmon Burger

For a refreshing sauce, combine ½ cup Greek-style yogurt, 3 tablespoons minced cucumber, 1 teaspoon fresh chopped dill, and a pinch of salt.

Brown Sugar-and-Dill-Cured Salmon

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Brown Sugar-and-Dill-Cured Salmon

The salmon should be refrigerated for two days to allow the flavors to set in, so plan ahead if you want to serve this dish.

Grilled Salmon-and-Asparagus Salad

Photo: Jennifer Davick

Grilled Salmon-and-Asparagus Salad

Salmon skin is easier to remove after cooking, so grill (or broil) the fillets first.

Smoked Salmon Dip

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Smoked Salmon Dip

You can substitute 1 (7.5-ounce) can skinless salmon, drained, plus 1⁄8 to 1⁄4 teaspoon hickory liquid smoke for the smoked salmon.

Sweet-and-Spicy Salmon Tacos

Photo by: Jennifer Davick, Styling by: Jan Gautro

Sweet-and-Spicy Salmon Tacos

If you can’t find Mexican seasoning blend at your market, substitute taco seasoning mix and reduce salt to taste.

Cedar-Planked Salmon

Photo by: Jennifer Davick, Styling by: Jan Gautro

Cedar-Planked Salmon

Smokey cedar flavors are paired with a Sweet-and-Salty Salmon Rub for this simple and delicious salmon dish.

Pan-Seared Salmon

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Pan-Seared Salmon with Kalamata Olives and Salsa Cruda

Put a Mediterranean twist on a classic coastal staple. Tangy Kalamata olives, plum tomatoes, and fresh chopped parsley will amp up the salmon’s flavor.

Pappardelle with Salmon and Peas in Pesto Cream Sauce

Photo: Luca Trovato, Recipe: David Bonom and Marge Perry

Pappardelle with Salmon and Peas in Pesto Cream Sauce

Using your favorite prepared pesto makes cooking this luscious cream sauce easy.

Crunchy Salmon Sandwiches with Horseradish-Dill Mayonnaise

Photo: Leo Gong

Crunchy Salmon Sandwiches with Horseradish-Dill Mayonnaise

If you're serving these sandwiches on the go, spread the mayonnaise mixture just before eating.

Salmon with Spring Vegetables

Photo: Leo Gong

Salmon with Spring Vegetables

Fast and simple to make, this dinner tastes great with a dry rosé—especially a Pinot Noir rosé, which stands up to the vinaigrette in the topping.

Hot and Sour Soup with Salmon and Oyster Mushrooms

Photo: Leo Gong

Hot and Sour Soup with Salmon and Oyster Mushrooms

Tender chunks of salmon and delicate mushrooms mellow this tangy, peppery soup.

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