Cook your way to an evening on the coast—no matter where you are.

By Caroline Rogers

It is nice to be beside the seaside, and the quickest way to transport yourself there is by adding seafood to your dinner menu. Our palettes appreciate a skillfully cooked salmon main, which is why we’re addressing some of your most pressing salmon-related questions here, through recipes, including how long you should cook salmon and how to cook salmon on the stove. Keep reading for our favorite, no-fail ways to cook salmon—recipes included!

Sauté

This recipe for Salmon with Lemon-mint Dressing involves sautéing your salmon in a skillet over medium-high heat for 4 to 5 minutes on each side. Another sautéed preparation can be found in this delicious recipe for Sesame-Soy Salmon.

Bake

For a baked salmon dish, check out this recipe for Salmon with Spring Vegetables, which instructs you to “Bake at 325° for 12 to 15 minutes or until salmon is no longer translucent but still moist-looking in center.”

Grill

If you’re looking for a grilled preparation, look no further than our recipe for Grilled Salmon in Grape Leaves with Tomato-Raisin Relish, which instructs you to fold the salmon into the grape leaves and “Grill packets, covered with grill lid, over medium heat (300° to 350°) 5 to 6 minutes on each side.”

Plank

Our Cedar-Planked Salmon recipe offers another fantastic grilled preparation, only with the addition of the cedar plank. In it, you will “Place planked salmon on grill, cover, and grill 20 minutes or until desired degree of doneness.”

Sear

Pan-Seared Salmon with Kalamata Olives and Salsa Cruda offers a dinner-ready seared preparation and calls for a skillet brought to medium-high heat, in which you will “Place salmon in skillet, skin sides up; cook 5 minutes on each side or until skin is crisp and fish flakes easily with a fork.”

Broil

If you’d rather broil your salmon, try our recipe for Honey-Mustard Salmon, which instructs cooks to preheat the broiler, arrange prepared salmon on a foil-lined baking sheet, and “Broil salmon, rotating pan halfway through, 8 minutes or until just cooked through.”

Poach

We’ve compiled an entire how-to on the glories of poaching, a much underestimated (and really very easy) preparation, in which we share that “Fillets poach in about 10 minutes, and a whole fish takes only about half an hour.” For a recipe, reference this one for Poached Salmon, which outlines all the steps and calls for a fish poacher or large oval roasting pan.

Or, if you’re looking the ultimate out-of-the-box salmon recipe, try out these fan-favorite, picnic-perfect Salmon Burgers.

For more helpful tips, check out our Salmon Smarts FAQ and our Salmon Buying, Baking, and Cooking Guide.

Which salmon recipe are you planning to try for your next coastal-inspired seafood dinner?