Check out my six favorite salmon recipes! As well as being completely delicious, they’re easy to make and family friendly!
My family and I pretty much love all kinds of seafood, from scallops to cod and anything in between. But salmon is probably my go-to favorite whenever I have to cook up something quick and easy for dinner.
Why do I love salmon so much?
Salmon is loaded with omega 3 fatty acids, a tasty way to get your protein for the day and just as important in my opinion, it’s easy to cook.
I would always encourage you to source wild salmon because that’s always going to be more nutritious than farmed salmon. You might pay a little more for wild salmon but you’ll reap way more benefits! My favorite salmon to buy is always Alaskan salmon.
You’ll see with these six salmon recipes that there can be different ways to cook your salmon, but generally cooking it simply and quickly is my preferred way. A drizzle of good olive oil and season with your favorite spice rub is all it takes.
Let’s take a look at my six favorite salmon recipes!
This is a dish for a cold day, one where you can set it in the oven and know that when it’s done cooking, you’ll have everything you need for a full meal. With wild rice, potatoes, and carrots you’ll really love this comfort dish!
Searing your salmon is a great way to cook the fish. It cooks fast and by searing it oven a high heat, you’ll trap all of the flavor and goodness right inside. The easy pineapple salsa spooned over the top brings a touch of sweetness to the savory salmon.
Another one of my favorite quick-to-cook salmon recipes! Seared perfectly to get that crust on top with flaky pieces of salmon and served with roasted cherry tomatoes and fresh tarragon.
These mini salmon patties are awesome hot or cold and can be eaten as an appetizer, or add two or three to a salad like I did and have a super healthy dinner. They only have a few ingredients, the fish sauce is one, with red chilies, cilantro, shallots, and garlic.
Fresh chunks of salmon marinated in thyme, lime, lemon and orange juice and then grilled on wooden skewers. These are great summer eats with a cold beer or glass of crisp Sauvignon Blanc.
Premium Copper River King Salmon grilled with salt and pepper and served with a green lentil and grilled vegetable salad. (recipe by Heather Christo)