Salmon Recipes & Ideas
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Recipe: Slow Cooker Poached Salmon with Lemons & Fresh Herbs
Talk about easy! This “poached” salmon recipe isn’t necessarily about long cooking but it definitely highlights a slow cooker’s other abilities — like putting something into the pot and walking away. What you get is a moist, flavorful salmon without the usual worries of dry, overcooked fish. Just like in my recipe for slow cooker “baked” rigatoni, this poached salmon recipe is all about ease.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Mustard-Glazed Salmon
When I started planning the menu for the afternoon baby shower I hosted for our latest Gatherings from The Kitchn, I knew I wanted to serve salmon. High in omega-3 fats and low in mercury, salmon is a great choice for pregnant women who are confused about which fish they can and should be eating. But this recipe isn’t just for pregnant women, of course. On a bed of crisp greens, alongside cold roasted asparagus, a piece of this mustard-brushed salmon is terribly elegant.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Smoked Salmon & Potato Skewers with Dill & Shallots
Most foods are better on a stick. (Think: corn dogs, popsicles, basically anything you can eat at a state fair.) This goes for ostensibly swanky food, too, like these smoked salmon and potato skewers. Easy, elegant, and oh-so-yummy, they’re a cool and easy appetizer for summer. If it’s not obvious, this is basically potato salad on a stick, with the elegant addition of smoked salmon. I love creamy, cool potato salad this time of year, especially when it’s not too heavy.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Broiled Salmon with Spiced Butter
Broiled salmon is one of the all-time great weeknight meals — the effort-to-deliciousness ratio really can’t be beat! Topped with a pat of spiced butter and served on a bed of fluffy brown rice, this is my favorite way to serve up tender fillets of fish. There are plenty of ways to cook up a salmon fillet, but searing and broiling is my hands-down favorite method.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Simple Pan-Seared Salmon
This easy dish is on the short list for weeknight meals that hit all my criteria: fast, healthy, filling, and killer good. Simply seasoned, the salmon is pan fried until the exterior is super crispy while the interior remains buttery soft. Its simplicity lends it to pairing with any number of sides, although I’m partial to serving it with a carb and something green; for example, whipped sweet potatoes and steamed broccoli.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Panko-Crusted Salmon with Dill & Lemon
Sometimes the simplest recipes are the very best. Like this one, which has become a weeknight favorite of mine, but is also classy enough that you could serve it for Easter dinner. It’s made with just a handful of ingredients and is ready in under 20 minutes — a delicious fish dinner in the time it takes to set the table and pour the wine. In the spring, I love this salmon with dill and lemon — so classic! — but it is endlessly adaptable.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Foolproof Salmon Baked with Olive Oil & Herbs
We’ve noticed that fish seems to intimidate many home cooks. They’re afraid of overcooking it, undercooking it, or otherwise ruining an expensive dinner. This method of cooking salmon is the place to start for a cook intimidated by fish, because the process is truly foolproof; there’s almost no way to mess it up. The keys are the low baking temperature and the olive oil.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Pecan-Crusted Salmon with Sautéed Greens & Potatoes
Last weekend I took a walk through the spring farmers market. I wanted to make something special, and was looking for inspiration. At first my focus fell on the new arrivals of seasonal vegetables, especially ramps and leafy greens. I really wanted a fresh side that would hold up in a fancier dish. Then, walking past the local fishmongers, an idea was born. Bright sautéed greens with salmon, a fish that is nicely complemented but not overpowered by strong flavors.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Warm Potato and Salmon Salad
I always thought of canned salmon as that oily stuff with the bones and skin that my mom would mix up with mayonnaise to make a dip. Even though I actually kind of like the bones and skin, they hardly make for an elegant presentation. Well, here’s a salad that several steps removed from either mayo dip or your typical bowl of mixed greens and chopped vegetables. It can be put together very quickly, and the leftovers are great for lunch the next day.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Salmon Burgers with Lime Mayonnaise
To keep these salmon burgers moist and tender, chop the salmon by hand rather than in the food processor. The salmon is easiest to chop when quite cold, as this makes the fish more firm and easier to cut. You can stick fresh salmon in the freezer for about 20 minutes — it won’t freeze, but it will firm up a bit. These may also be cooked on the grill.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Farro Bowl with Crispy Salmon and Toasted Sesame Spinach
Every time I cook farro, I kick myself for waiting so long to revisit it. Nutty and chewy, it’s a subtle but sophisticated grain, making it perfect to serve as a backdrop to strong flavors without getting lost. That’s exactly what it does in this grain bowl, proudly bearing the weight of crispy seared salmon and saucy sesame spinach. While the flavors are complex, the prep is surprisingly simple.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Crème Fraîche Scrambled Egg and Smoked Salmon Sandwiches
Everyone likes to dress up now and again, right? Well, scrambled eggs feel the same way. Don’t deny them the opportunity to be adorned with some silky crème fraîche and aromatic herbs. This sandwich will raise your standard breakfast sandwich routine to the height of elegance. These eggs also look — and taste — sophisticated, cloaked in pink slices of smoked salmon. Serve them for brunch with a glass of sparkling wine, or even for dinner (wine still included).
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Wine-Poached Salmon Steaks
Almost any cooking technique you apply to salmon shows off its impressive versatility. After all, this rich and fatty fish is called “the king of fish” for a reason. Poaching takes advantage of salmon’s high fat content, slow transforming the flesh into a seasoned, buttery-tasting dish you can actually make on a weeknight in under an hour with 10 ingredients or less — and that’s including the salt and pepper!
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: The Fast, Easy, and Tech-Free Way to Sous-Vide Salmon
Perhaps after the egg, the best food to exhibit the true triumph of sous-vide cooking is salmon. The already-tender fish is rendered nearly translucent when cooked in the low, steady heat of a water bath. But how many of us actually have the equipment on hand to make this for a weeknight dinner? Thanks to this technique from Diane Morgan, it’s probably more of us than you think. Do you have an oven, a thermometer, and a Dutch oven or roasting rack? Then you can make sous-vide salmon.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Salmon Hash with Yukon Gold Potatoes and Herbs
Salmon’s second life can take many shapes — croquettes, patties, a salad Niçoise, you name it — but any extra that shows up in my house is now going the way of this herby potato and salmon hash. While this dish lends itself to good eating any time of the day, I’m going to have to agree with Diane on it being an excellent choice for breakfast.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Salmon Rillettes
If you don’t know what salmon rillettes are, you’re missing out. Creamy but light, flavorful without being overpowering, think of it as salmon’s answer to paté. It’s a spread that’s sure to impress, and it’s deceptively simple to make. This version comes from Talbott & Arding, an upscale larder in Hudson, New York.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Sheet Pan Mustard Maple Salmon with Potatoes and Asparagus
Want a simple way to make salmon even more delicious? Spicy Dijon mustard, maple syrup, and a splash of apple cider vinegar join forces to turn basic salmon fillets into a flavorful dinner that will far exceed your weeknight expectations. And since this whole meal of fish, crispy potatoes, and asparagus cooks on a single sheet pan, you won’t be staring down a sink full of dishes later. Consider this tangy mustard and maple sauce your secret trick for roasting salmon without drying it out.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Saucy Skillet Salmon
I firmly believe that anything is better with a sauce — make a dish saucy and I am sold — so you bet this quick salmon dinner has me swooning. It’s cooked in a fresh tomato-based sauce that’s punched up with garlic, balsamic, and a hint of fresh thyme so it’s a little sweet and a little tangy.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Smoked Salmon and Crème Fraîche Kettle Chips
Top a ho-hum potato chip with a little smoked salmon, crème fraîche, lemon zest, and chives, and suddenly it’s dressed to the nines, ready for one of those serious cocktail parties. These chips are so good, though, that it would be a shame to save them for such an event. Instead, invite a few friends over tonight, pop open a bottle of wine (we’ll tell you which!), and make this appetizer immediately.
Feb 3, 2020
Salmon Black Bean Salad
This smoky black bean salad is sure to get you excited about the midday meal.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Easy Grilled Salmon with Plum-Basil Relish
Seattle's most revered cooking icon has the secret to moist and silky salmon.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Spicy Canned Salmon Cakes
These are basically delicious salmon "crab" cakes.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Sheet Pan Crispy Salmon and Potatoes
This sheet pan supper will show you just how quick and simple it can be to get a salmon dinner on the table any night of the week. It all starts by firing up your broiler. Do that and you will be tucking into perfectly cooked fillets with just the right amount of char around the edges. We’re making it a meal by partnering this weeknight-friendly fish with crispy red potato rounds and tender asparagus spears. Oh, and it will all happen in under 20 minutes. Yes, really!
Feb 3, 2020
How To Make the Best Garlic Butter Salmon in Foil
Garlic butter salmon in foil is the best summer dish you haven't grilled yet (but should).
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Ottolenghi’s Bridget Jones’s Pan-Fried Salmon with Pine Nut Salsa
I’ve never been the type of person who chooses a bottle of wine or a chocolate bar based on the label alone. Until now, that is. If you’ve seen the movie Bridget Jones’s Baby, this flavor-packed salmon will immediately ring a bell. And now, thanks to Ottolenghi’s new cookbook, Simple, you can recreate it at home.
Feb 3, 2020
10-Minute Blackened Salmon
Fast, easy, and flavorful.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Easy 5-Ingredient Teriyaki Salmon
Because I almost always include salmon in my weekly meal plans, I’m constantly on the lookout for new ways to cook it. Like so many dinner favorites, it’s very versatile, and yet I often resort to the same preparation week after week (usually some sort of mustard-glazed situation). In an effort to change things up, I turned to teriyaki.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Trader Joe’s Sheet Pan Crispy Salmon & Veggies
It’s hard to beat the ease of a sheet pan dinner. Toss a few things on a baking sheet, pop it in the oven, and in next to no time at all you have a well-rounded meal that requires barely any cleanup. This recipe gets bonus points for being made from just a few frozen ingredients. There’s no washing of vegetables, chopping, or even defrosting required. Instead, you simply need to schedule a trip to the freezer section of Trader Joe’s.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Carla Hall’s Salmon Patties
The trio of onion, mayonnaise, and mustard is all good salmon needs.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Salmon Marinade
I’ve long been marinating my chicken breasts and pork chops, but until recently I’d neglected to marinate salmon. Now that I’ve tried it (it takes just a few ingredients!), I realized I’ve been missing out on so much flavor — and one major aesthetic upgrade. Here’s our favorite salmon marinade, plus our favorite way to cook the flavor-packed fillets. This super-easy salmon marinade is heavy on the lemon, garlic, and fresh and dried herbs.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Slow-Roasted Miso Salmon
Slow-cooking salmon makes it incredibly tender and nearly impossible to overcook.
Feb 3, 2020
6-Minute Broiled Salmon Is a Weeknight Miracle
It's tender, flaky, and packed with flavor.
Feb 3, 2020
This Salmon Niçoise Salad Is the Perfect Easy Meal for Summer
It's a fun, flavorful twist on the classic.
Feb 3, 2020
Fast, Flavorful Honey-Glazed Salmon Takes 15 Minutes and Just 5 Ingredients
Say hello to your new weeknight salmon recipe.
Feb 3, 2020
Easy, Impressive Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon
Steaming it in foil makes it incredibly flaky and juicy.
Feb 3, 2020
The Foolproof Salmon Recipe You Need to Memorize
This method of cooking salmon leaves it beautifully bright, intact, and never dried out.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Quick Salmon & Couscous with Cilantro Vinaigrette
This dish will officially cure you of boring weeknight chicken blues. Not only does the recipe come together incredibly quickly (like, 15 minutes!), but it’s something I’d order in a restaurant, and at a fraction of the price. The vinaigrette adds a fresh, bright flavor to otherwise bland couscous and scallions provide a satisfying green crunch to buttery smooth salmon. This recipe is the result of a mostly lazy attempt on my part to incorporate more fish into my diet.
Jan 29, 2020
How To Make Easy Shrimp Fried Rice That’s Even Better than Takeout
Shrimp fried rice is a one-pan wonder, full of plump shrimp, fluffy eggs, and toasty rice that can be adapted to your mood and the contents of your refrigerator. Plus, it’s satisfying enough to be served on its own, and it’s incredibly easy to make. Our version below goes from prep to plate in less than 30 minutes — which is even faster (and we think tastier!) than takeout. 1. You start with leftover rice. Cold, cooked rice is actually a better choice here than freshly cooked.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Shrimp Pasta with White Wine Sauce
I dare you not to twirl your fork into this simple pasta dish! Once your pasta pot is at a rolling boil, you’re about 10 minutes away from noodly bliss. Succulent shrimp and linguini are tossed with a super-quick tomato cream sauce — one that’s fragrant with aromatic garlic, shallots, and white wine. Seriously, what’s not to like?
Jan 29, 2020
Buttermilk-Poached Salmon Is the Foolproof Salmon Method You Need to Memorize
It's impossible to mess this up.
Jan 11, 2020
Recipe: Trader Joe’s Creamy Polenta Shrimp Bowl
Creamy polenta is near the top of my list of favorite comfort foods, because it’s rich, creamy, and the perfect base for pretty much anything saucy. I rarely make it, though, because it takes a solid 40 minutes to cook — and that’s more than I can spare on busy weeknights. Recently, though, I spotted a shortcut at Trader Joe’s: Their frozen creamy polenta cooks in minutes, and has extra veggie power with both carrots and spinach mixed in.
Nov 21, 2019
Do Yourself a Favor and Make Cheesy Butternut Squash Shrimp and Grits for Dinner
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Nov 14, 2019
Recipe: Warm Bulgur and Lentil Salad with Roasted Shrimp
When it’s cold outside, my body craves warm foods — even if it probably needs a good dose of raw, crunchy vegetables instead. Warm lentil salads are always just the ticket when I want something satisfying yet light. Topped with some easy roasted shrimp, you now have a complete dinner that’s good any time of the year. I wanted to bulk up my lentil salad with some grains, and bulgur is one that adds a nice chew to contrast with the earthy, creamy lentils.
Nov 8, 2019
This Bourbon Brown Sugar Salmon Tastes as Delicious as It Looks
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Sep 13, 2019
How To Make Easy Shrimp Alfredo from Scratch
Put down that jar of Alfredo sauce.
Sep 5, 2019
This Mexican Shrimp Salad Is What You’ve Been Looking For
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Aug 29, 2019
The Fastest Possible Shrimp Scampi
Garlicky shrimp and a buttery lemon sauce in 15 minutes! You got this!
Aug 23, 2019
This 5-Minute Shrimp Dinner Is My Ultimate Summer Miracle Meal
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Shrimp cocktail, for dinner? Now isn't that an ingenious idea!
Jul 25, 2019
This Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Salmon Is the Only Thing I Want to Eat Right Now
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It has one super-smart grocery-store shortcut.
Jul 19, 2019
Creamless Corn and Salmon Is Simple Dinner Magic
It's love at first bite.
Jul 11, 2019
Your Brunch Spread Needs This Beautiful Beet-Cured Salmon
It's easy to make this gorgeous, make-ahead dish at home.
Jun 24, 2019
Recipe: Grilled Miso Butter Salmon in Foil
When you think about summer grilling, your first thought is likely hamburgers and hot dogs. But a beautiful side of salmon cooks up just as easily and brings an added touch of elegance to the table. For a light summer meal, just employ a few sheets of aluminum foil and a creamy, savory miso butter to elevate the salmon into something a little fancier that you can still pull off on a weeknight.The ingredient list for this recipe is beautifully short but delivers on bold flavors.
Jun 11, 2019
Garlic Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon Is the Easiest, Best Way to Eat Salmon
Who else is counting down the minutes to dinner?
Jun 10, 2019
How To Salt Cure Salmon (Lox) at Home
If there was a favorite breakfast food at our house it would be a lightly toasted bagel smeared with cream cheese, topped with smoked salmon, red onion and capers. You know what I’m talking about — lox. It makes our world go round, but sadly it can be a little harsh on the pocketbook… unless you salt cure it at home like we do!
Jun 5, 2019
Recipe Review: Mark Bittman’s Four-Spice Salmon
Simplicity is key with summertime meals. And that’s why turning to Mark Bittman’s The Minimalist column is never such a bad idea, especially now that he’s starting to make videos to accompany so many of his most popular recipes. And this summer, this particular recipe should really be your simple, go-to salmon.What I love about Bittman’s take on salmon is the warm blend of spices and the versatility of the dish.
Jun 5, 2019
Baked Pesto Salmon Is a Healthy Weeknight Favorite
Kitchn’s Delicious Links column highlights recipes we’re excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our favorites. The first thing most people think of when they hear “pesto” is probably pasta. Pasta in pesto is a classic, but pesto can also give that same bright, fresh, green flavor to just about anything. I like putting it on sandwiches, meat, vegetables, and especially fish.
May 29, 2019
Recipe: Salmon and Black Sesame Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls)
The first meals alone in a foreign country are always intimidating. When I moved to a small city in central Japan to teach English for two years, onigiri was the first food I clung to. Like a life raft, these seaweed-wrapped rice balls — sort of the sandwiches of Japanese cuisine — kept me afloat in a sea of unfamiliar foods labeled in a language I could just barely read.
May 24, 2019
Celebration Recipe: Whole Baked Salmon
We asked some of our favorite food bloggers to share a holiday treat with us over our holiday break. Here’s a special treat for our readers from New Zealand and Australia from Jules Clancy of stonesoup. She writes about how it feels to always have Christmas in the summer! She also shares a lovely recipe for baked salmon — a festive yet summer-friendly dish for those of you celebrating the holidays in warmer climes. Growing up in Australia, Christmas was always a slightly odd holiday.
May 24, 2019
This Is the Most Popular Salmon Recipe on Pinterest
It's a little taste of Greece.
May 24, 2019
Transform a Bag of Frozen Shrimp into Sizzling Fajitas in Just 15 Minutes
You'll wonder why you've never done this before.
May 17, 2019
Grilled Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp Skewers Cook in Just 5 Minutes
Plump and juicy shrimp are the fastest, most versatile food you can grill.
May 10, 2019
What’s the Difference Between Smoked Salmon and Lox?
When you’re talking about a topping for bagels and cream cheese, lox is the name most tossed around — it just sounds natural to order a bagel with lox and cream cheese. But is lox really just smoked salmon? Here’s a guide to what lox really is, as well as a primer on how different types of smoked salmon are made. Lox was traditionally only made from the belly of salmon, although other parts of the fish are now also used.
May 2, 2019
Recipe: Smoked Salmon Potato Cakes with Herb Crème Fraîche
Smoked pork has hogged the spotlight long enough. It’s time bacon stepped aside and let smoked fish enjoy a little well-deserved attention. Smoked trout is my weekday lunch staple, but when it comes to weekend brunches or other special meals, I splurge on smoked salmon. In this recipe, pungent, smoky slices flavor a soft potato cake that is dredged in panko and cooked until crisp, then drizzled with an herbed crème fraîche. Bacon who?
May 2, 2019
How To Make Smoked Salmon
I love to cook, and love to entertain. There’s something about sharing a meal with friends, or even strangers So today I’m going to show you how to prepare a smoked salmon two ways. One for the delicate palate and another for the person who’s looking for something boldly sweet and spicy. During the summer I always cook a few things in the smoker as a good reason to have an outdoor party or two.
May 2, 2019
Recipe: Simple Salmon Teriyaki
When I moved to Japan in 2005, I was surprised to discover how utterly simple the food was. The sticky, salty sauces and over-the-top sushi rolls I knew from Japanese restaurants back home were as American as hamburgers and French fries, I realized. Japanese food, and especially Japanese home cooking, was actually subtle, nuanced and basically simple, creating a myriad of dishes with a handful of basic pantry staples and the freshest, tastiest produce and proteins available.
May 2, 2019
Cooking Salmon: Tips for Minimizing That Weird White Stuff
If you’ve ever cooked salmon, you’ve probably noticed an unappetizing white, chunky foam appear on the surface of the fish. It’s called albumin and the folks at America’s Test Kitchen recently shared some insight on how it forms and what you can do to minimize it. Albumin is a protein that is pushed out of the muscle fibers of the fish as it cooks, coagulating on the surface.
May 2, 2019
Recipe: Southeast Asian Canned Salmon & Rice Cakes with Sriracha Mayo
Lately I’ve been looking to add more healthy seafood to my diet without breaking the bank, and while canned fish will never have the allure of a fresh filet, today’s good-quality canned salmon is not the fishy, bone-studded mush you may be picturing.
May 2, 2019
7 Ways to Eat Canned Salmon for Dinner
I used to turn up my nose at canned salmon — and canned fish in general —but I’ve come to realize there is no better and more affordable way to incorporate healthy fish into your diet on a weekly basis. And as a busy grad student, I always appreciate having a shelf-stable protein on hand for quick weeknight dinners. And canned salmon is tasty! Here are some of my favorite ways to turn a humble can of salmon into a satisfying dinner. • 1 Make it into cakes.
May 2, 2019
I Hate Salmon! What Are Some Recipes That Disguise Its Taste?
Q: I am trying to eat a healthier diet these days and of course, wild salmon is always recommended as one of the best foods you can eat for good nutrition. The problem is, I don’t really like the taste of salmon. Are there any good recipes for salmon that disguise the taste of it? Sent by Katie Editor: What about making fish cakes?
May 2, 2019
Why Does My Salmon Taste So Fishy?
Q: I love wild Alaskan salmon, and where I live in Texas, the salmon has all been previously frozen. When I buy salmon in the fish case, it is delicious, but when I buy frozen salmon and thaw it myself, it always tastes fishy. Why is this? Am I thawing it wrong, or has it been thawed and re-frozen? It’s so convenient to have salmon in the freezer, is there any way it can be as delicious as the salmon in the fish case? Thanks! Sent by Sue Editor: Readers, any thoughts on this?
May 2, 2019
5 Easy Ways to Make Salmon Even More Delicious
Salmon is full of good fats and is easy and quick to cook, making it a great choice to have in your regular dinner rotation. But just having a plain piece of seared, baked, or grilled salmon can get boring quickly, so here are five easy ways to jazz it up! Herbs add a ton of fresh flavor that enhance the fish without overpowering it. Toss whatever herbs you have on hand with a little oil and citrus juice and you’re golden. Don’t have the time? A store-bought pesto is just fine too.
May 1, 2019
Cream Cheese Danish Bread, Smoked Salmon Dip, Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bites & Indian Scrambled Eggs
Now that Thanksgiving and all the leftovers have been demolished, it’s time time to move on to the holidays. This week we have some fun edible gift ideas like raw dark chocolate peppermint bites and an apple and cinnamon-infused bourbon. If you need some solid, easy recipes to get you through the holiday season, try our Indian scrambled eggs for breakfast and the kale and apple soup for dinner.
May 1, 2019