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20 Favorite Salmon Recipes

An excellent source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, salmon makes a versatile, healthy main dish. It's easy to bake, grill, roast or saute. Check out some of our favorite salmon recipes, including planked salmon, Thai curried salmon and Cajun-rubbed salmon.
  • Planked Salmon with Grilled Tomato Salsa

    Planked Salmon with Grilled Tomato Salsa

    Grilling brings out the sweetness in cherry tomatoes, which pair beautifully with the smoky flavor of planked salmon. Brown rice or quinoa round out a healthy dinner.

    Planked Salmon with Grilled Tomato Salsa

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  • Salmon Grain Bowl with Carrot-Miso Dressing

    Salmon Grain Bowl with Carrot-Miso Dressing

    Sit down on a Wednesday to a bowl of hearty whole-grain farro, seared salmon, and fresh spinach, cucumber and radish. The carrot-flecked dressing riffs off one that’s a standby at Japanese restaurants.

    Salmon Grain Bowl with Carrot-Miso Dressing

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  • Cajun-Rubbed Salmon

    Cajun-Rubbed Salmon

    Fish made easy! Start with a quick sear—one of cast iron's best tricks—to seal in moisture; finish by baking in the oven. A simple pickle relish tops the spice-rubbed fish with tang.

    Cajun-Rubbed Salmon

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  • Honey-Bourbon Salmon

    Honey-Bourbon Salmon

    Although this recipe takes very little hands-on cooking time, be sure to allow an hour to marinate the salmon so it absorbs all the flavors of the sweet-and-salty marinade.

    Honey-Bourbon Salmon

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  • Cider-Brined Coho Salmon with Dijon Cream

    Freshwater salmon soaks up the flavor of cider-tarragon marinade created by Sally Sibthorpe of Shelby Township, Michigan. She finishes the elegant main dish with a cream sauce scented with aniselike tarragon.

    Cider-Brined Coho Salmon with Dijon Cream

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  • Salmon-Potato Cakes

    Bring a new flavor to salmon with our quick-cooking fish-and-potato cakes. Serve the cakes on a bed of lettuce with honey-Dijon salad dressing on the side.

    Start to finish: 20 minutes

    Salmon-Potato Cakes

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  • Thai Curried Salmon and Snap Peas

    Thai Curried Salmon and Snap Peas

    A brilliantly simple and delicious way to cook salmon, this 25-minute recipe is done in the time it takes to cook a pot of rice. Don't be tempted to skip the fresh basil; its flavor seals the flavor deal on this weeknight meal.

    Thai Curried Salmon and Snap Peas

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  • Basil-Buttered Salmon

    An all-purpose marinade of basil and butter works great on salmon, halibut or sea bass fillets. Broil or grill for an easy meal.

    Basil-Buttered Salmon

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  • Quick-Roasted Salmon with Lemon and Herbs

    Quick-Roasted Salmon with Lemon and Herbs

    A side of salmon is as celebratory as a traditional meaty roast—in way less time. Elegant and easy, this recipe cleverly uses the same flavored mayonnaise for brushing and serving as a condiment.

    Quick-Roasted Salmon with Lemon and Herbs 

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  • Great Lakes Salmon Chowder recipe

    Great Lakes Salmon Chowder

    Asparagus slices add color, and the dill and lemon zest add fresh flavor to salmon that’s packed with protein and heart-healthy.

    Great Lakes Salmon Chowder recipe

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  • Herbed Salmon

    Nervous to cook fish? Don't be. This recipe is a cinch to make, and you'll get all those healthy omega-3 fatty acids from the salmon.

    Herbed Salmon

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  • Salmon Smorrebrod

    Salmon Smorrebrod

    At Northern Waters Restaurant in Duluth, these open-face sandwiches are assembled in the kitchen, but you can array the components as a make-your-own appetizer or light brunch dish. Improvise with thinly sliced radish or by offering RyKrisp crackers in addition to bread. 

    Salmon Smorrebrod 

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  • Steamed Salmon with Lemon and Vegetables

    Steamed Salmon with Lemon and Vegetables

    A bed of pretty squash and carrot ribbons seasoned with lemon and herbs gently steams salmon in the oven, yielding moist, flavorful fish—with a veggie side dish built right in!

    Steamed Salmon with Lemon and Vegetables

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  • Salmon Wrapsody

    Great Lakes salmon has a lot to sing about. It's packed with nutritious omega-3s and is sturdy enough for easy grilling. Marinated and wrapped in a tortilla with garlic-lemon mayo, it's a sure hit for an easy dinner.

    Salmon Wrapsody

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  • Citrus Salmon with Broccoli

    Cook tender salmon fillets in your skillet with a simple lemon juice-sugar combination and a sprinkling of fresh dill. Broccoli or green beans round out this quick and easy dinner.

    Citrus Salmon with Broccoli

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  • Dilly Smoked Salmon Pizza

    Dilly Smoked Salmon Pizza

    This simple smoked salmon pizza was inspired by one served at The Stone Barn in Nelson, Wisconsin. We love the ease of using purchased crust, but you can sub your favorite homemade dough.

    Dilly Smoked Salmon Pizza

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  • Peppered Salmon with Roasted Root Vegetables

    Carrots, beets and orange juice concentrate top the fish in this dinner, ready in just 30 minutes.

    Peppered Salmon with Roasted Root Vegetables

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  • Glorious Glazed Salmon

    Glorious Glazed Salmon

    Sweet tamari sauce brushed on the salmon caramelizes into a delicious glaze.

    Glorious Glazed Salmon

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  • Oven-Roasted Salmon

    Pepper and a salt blend season the ready-to-cook salmon fillets. Use packaged broccoli slaw or cabbage slaw from the market produce section and fruit from the salad bar for an easy yet nutritious meal.

    Oven-Roasted Salmon

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