25 Super Salmon Recipes
Not only is this fish incredibly healthy, salmon is versatile and delicious! From pizza to salad, these tasty recipes are a great way to add salmon to your diet.
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.
- Recipe: Salmon with Spring Vegetables
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.
- Recipe: Salmon Chowder
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.
- Recipe: Salmon-stuffed Crab Cakes
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.
- Recipe: Salmon and Brie Breakfast Strata
Sweet and salty flavors highlight this rich salmon entrée. It's ready in under 20 minutes, making it an ideal weeknight meal.
- Recipe: Sesame-Soy Salmon
This pretty-as-can-be appetizer uses gourmet ingredients but is no trouble at all to put together at home.
Seasonal vegetables and pasta complete this easy entrée.
- Recipe: Salmon with Lemon-Mint Dressing
The beautiful presentation of this dish makes it perfect for a special occasion.
For a protein boost that packs an unexpected flavor punch, pair mild seafood with fresh, piquant ingredients.
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.
- Recipe: Salmon with Orange Pan Sauce
Grilled salmon provides healthy fats, while the peach dressing is high in vitamins and has a pureed texture that adds richness to the dish.
Pack this yummy pasta salad for a neighborhood barbeque or family picnic. Feel free to add or remove fresh vegetables to suit your taste.
- Recipe: Salmon Niçoise Pasta Salad
This tart with smoked salmon can be multitasked into an appetizer, a side dish, or perhaps a brunch dish.
Rice pilaf and your favorite steamed or roasted vegetables round out this simple, elegant entreé.
- Recipe: Mango-Glazed Salmon
Salmon pizza? Absolutely! Try this grilled seafood twist on the Italian classic.
For a refreshing sauce, combine ½ cup Greek-style yogurt, 3 tablespoons minced cucumber, 1 teaspoon fresh chopped dill, and a pinch of salt.
- Recipe: Salmon Burger
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.
Salmon skin is easier to remove after cooking, so grill (or broil) the fillets first.
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.
- Recipe: Smoked Salmon Dip
If you can’t find Mexican seasoning blend at your market, substitute taco seasoning mix and reduce salt to taste.
- Recipe: Sweet-and-Spicy Salmon Tacos
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.
Using your favorite prepared pesto makes cooking this luscious cream sauce easy.
If you're serving these sandwiches on the go, spread the mayonnaise mixture just before eating.
Tender chunks of salmon and delicate mushrooms mellow this tangy, peppery soup.