The Best 12 Salmon Recipes Anyone Can Make

Here’s the thing. I really really love salmon. Enough that I’ve said a few times out loud that if I had to choose one type of animal-based protein to live on for the rest of my life, it would be salmon. I make a lot of chicken dishes, and I can put away a thick, juicy steak like it’s nobody’s business, but if it ever comes right down to it I’m choosing salmon. 

1. Citrus Baked Fish

Salmon works best in this citrus-flavored dish. (Recipe By Country Boy)

2. Lemon Dill Salmon with Garlic, White Wine, and Butter Sauce

I had a craving for fresh fish and dill, so I played around and came up with this. Its been rated one of my greatest hits! Great with rice or potatoes and steamed green beans. (Recipe By Countess)

3. Paleo Pecan-Maple Salmon

This recipe is not only easy but healthy and tasty! Paleo, gluten-free and dairy-free! (Recipe By Health Nut)

4. Cucumber Cups with Dill Cream and Smoked Salmon

Classic combos are classic because the flavors go well together! Dill, cucumber, and smoked fish are combined with a bit of lemon to perk things up. Small pieces of smoked trout would be a good substitute for the salmon in this pretty, easy, no-cook hors d’oeuvre. Cucumber cups can be assembled and kept chilled in an airtight container 1 day ahead of time. (Recipe By RuthE)

5. Mauigirl’s Smoked Salmon Stuffed Pea Pods

These are a cute and fresh idea for an appetizer or as a pretty addition to a festive vegetable tray. I used to steam the pea pods, but this uncooked method yields a nicer look without all the fuss. (Recipe By mauigirl)

6. Smoked Steelhead Trout (Salmon)

Steelhead trout, also know as freshwater salmon, smoked to perfection with garlic and rosemary flavors. After the overnight marinade and the brine soak, it is all just watching as it smokes. (Recipe By SHADOWS1)

7. Lemon-Pepper Salmon

Simple, tasty and fast! Salmon is sauteed with all ingredients at once, and served over couscous. Great with a spinach salad. (Recipe By AMAGICITY)

8. Pepper-Honey Cedar Plank Salmon

I live in Alaska and have 3 sons that love to fish. I have had to come up with some pretty creative ways to prepare salmon, this is by far my family and friends favorite way to eat fresh salmon. I soak an untreated cedar plank in water and bourbon while they are out fishing for the day and fix the barbeque sauce so that’s it is ready to get grilling….. (Recipe By JMCCURTAIN)

9. Chef John’s Fresh Salmon Cakes

Salmon cakes are one of my go-to emergency meals. Every once in a while I like to use fresh salmon. Salmon is one of those products, like chicken, that’s very easy to get into a rut with. People generally find a few recipes that work for them, and just stay with those, but this fairly simple preparation should be easy to add to anyone’s rotation. Serve with lemon wedge and remoulade sauce. You can use any bread crumbs instead of panko breadcrumbs, if desired. (Recipe By Chef John)

10. Salmon Patties I

These salmon patties are delicious for lunch or dinner. (Recipe By Sue)

11. Grandma’s Famous Salmon Cakes

This is a recipe for my Grandmother’s famous salmon cakes. It is a family recipe that has been passed down through generations. Serve with macaroni and cheese or any other type of side dish. (Recipe By JESS4UANDME)

12. Grilled Salmon I

A simple soy sauce and brown sugar marinade, with hints of lemon and garlic, are the perfect salty-sweet complement to rich salmon fillets. Even my 9 year old loves this recipe! (Recipe By tinamenina)

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