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25 Salmon Recipes: Quick, Flavorful & Unforgettable Meals

Salmon is a versatile and delicious fish that can be prepared in a variety of ways. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or a beginner in the kitchen, there’s a salmon recipe for you.

From baked to grilled, smoked to broiled, salmon can suit any preference and occasion. Explore different methods, seasoning ideas, and side dishes to enjoy this healthy and tasty meal.

Grilled Salmon

Achieving the perfect grilled salmon can be simple with the right techniques. First, preheat your grill to medium-high heat (375 to 450 degrees). Opt for brining the salmon by mixing 4 cups room temperature water and 3 tablespoons kosher salt in a shallow dish.

Place salmon on oiled grill grates, skin side down, then brush with a mixture of vinegar, olive oil, mustard, and paprika. Enjoy your tender, flaky grilled salmon with a side of fresh asparagus for a delicious, healthy meal.

Baked Salmon

Baking salmon is a quick, healthy, and delicious meal option. Preheat your oven to 400°F (205°C) and line a baking sheet with foil or parchment. Place salmon fillets skin-side down and season generously with salt and pepper. Combine ingredients like olive oil, garlic, herbs, and lemon juice for a flavorful marinade.

For a crispy finish, consider a panko-dill crust by mixing panko breadcrumbs, lemon zest, salt, pepper, dill, and olive oil. Bake for 12-15 minutes for a moist and flavorful dish. Enjoy your baked salmon with a side of your choice!

Salmon Teriyaki

For a delicious Salmon Teriyaki recipe, start by combining a marinade of garlic, ginger, soy sauce, water, brown sugar, rice wine vinegar, and sesame oil. Place the salmon in a zipper bag, pour in half of the marinade, and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Cook marinated salmon in heated oil using a large skillet.

Lemon Garlic Butter Salmon

Preparing a Lemon Garlic Butter Salmon dish is quick and simple. First, preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). In a small bowl, mix lemon juice, lemon zest, olive oil, minced garlic, oregano, paprika, and black pepper. Prepare a sheet pan with foil and place the salmon fillets on top. Pour the sauce over the salmon, bake for about 12-15 minutes, and enjoy your delicious meal.

Honey Garlic Butter Salmon

Preparing this dish is simple. First, preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking tray with foil and place salmon fillets skin-side-down. Create a mixture of melted butter, garlic, honey, parsley, salt, pepper, and paprika in a small bowl. Generously coat each fillet with the mixture and bake for 12-15 minutes. Enjoy your delicious honey garlic butter salmon!

Blackened Salmon

In this recipe, blackened salmon is made by brushing salmon fillets with melted butter and a mix of spices. First, dry the fillets and create a rub by combining ingredients like:

  • Paprika
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Onion powder
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Thyme
  • Oregano

Apply butter and rub mixture to both sides of the fillets. Cook the salmon in a hot skillet for 2-5 minutes on each side, until blackened. Enjoy your flavorful, spicy blackened salmon dish!

Salmon Piccata

For a quick and savory dish, try Salmon Piccata. Sear seasoned salmon fillets in a pan with olive oil. Set aside and create a lemon butter caper sauce in the same pan. Return salmon to the pan, and enjoy your delicious meal. Follow the recipe for best results.

Maple Glazed Salmon


  • Salmon fillet
  • Maple syrup
  • Soy sauce
  • Dijon mustard
  • Garlic
  • Salt & pepper
  • Optional herbs (dill, thyme, rosemary)


  1. Preheat oven to 375˚F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together maple syrup, soy sauce, Dijon, garlic, and optional herbs.
  3. Place salmon on baking sheet. Top with 1/3 of the glaze mixture.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes, adding more glaze after 10 minutes. Enjoy your delicious maple glazed salmon!

Citrus Herb Grilled Salmon

Preparing a Citrus Herb Grilled Salmon is simple. First, marinate your salmon with a mix of lemon, orange, and lime juice. Add minced garlic, salt, pepper, and a variety of fresh, chopped herbs like basil, parsley, and dill.

Place the salmon on a preheated grill, skin-side down, and cook for 4-5 minutes per side. Ensure the internal temperature reaches 145°F before serving. Enjoy your tasty and healthy dish!

Pesto Baked Salmon

Pesto Baked Salmon is a simple, delicious dish. Preheat your oven to 425°F. Place skin-side-down salmon fillets on a baking dish and season with salt and pepper. Smear 2-3 tablespoons of pesto on each fillet, ensuring even coverage. Add cherry tomatoes around the fillets. Bake for 12-15 minutes, depending on thickness. Enjoy your flavorful, healthy meal!

Cajun Salmon

Cajun Salmon is a flavorful dish that adds a spicy twist to a classic protein. Here’s a brief, easy-to-follow recipe:

  1. Pat salmon dry and sprinkle with Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet on medium-high heat.
  3. Sear salmon for 2-3 minutes per side, until skin is crisp and flesh flakes easily.

Enjoy your tasty and nutritious Cajun Salmon!

Dijon Baked Salmon

Prepare to enjoy a scrumptious Dijon Baked Salmon in just a few easy steps. First, preheat your oven to 375°F. Next, mix together mustard, parsley, lemon juice, oil, garlic, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Place the salmon on a parchment-lined tray, and apply the herbed mustard mix generously on top.

Bake salmon for 12-15 minutes at 450°F, or until it flakes easily with a fork. Throughout the process, feel free to adjust ingredients according to your preferences. Remember, serve hot and relish each delicious bite!

Garlic Parmesan Crusted Salmon

Preparation: Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with foil. Place the salmon skin side down on the sheet.


  • Salmon fillet
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Parsley
  • Garlic
  • Melted butter
  • Salt and pepper
  1. In a bowl, mix breadcrumbs, Parmesan, parsley, and garlic. Add melted butter, salt, and pepper to taste.
  2. Coat the salmon with the mixture, pressing lightly to adhere.
  3. Bake at 400°F (200°C) for 15-20 minutes, until flakes easily with a fork.

Asian Glazed Salmon

A quick and delicious dish: Asian Glazed Salmon. First, marinate the salmon with soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, and garlic. Then, preheat your broiler and position the rack about 10 inches from the heat source. Place marinated salmon on a foil-lined baking dish and brush on the glaze. Broil for about 4-8 minutes or until desired doneness. Serve with your favorite sides and enjoy this flavorful, indulgent meal!

Mediterranean Salmon

Preparing Mediterranean salmon is simple, yet flavorful. Use ingredients like lemon, garlic, and herbs for a delicious marinade. Grilled salmon souvlaki and baked salmon with garlic cilantro sauce are popular choices. For variety, try:

  • Baked salmon & veggies in foil
  • Crispy pan-seared salmon
  • Blackened salmon with pomegranate salsa
  • Za’atar garlic salmon with vegetables

Enjoy the health benefits and taste of the Mediterranean in these scrumptious salmon dishes.

Coconut Lime Salmon

To make Coconut Lime Salmon, first season your salmon with salt, pepper, and other spices of your choice. Sear the salmon in a skillet with hot avocado oil. In a separate pan, sauté garlic and shallots, then add your mixture of coconut milk, lime juice, and zest. Simmer until thickened, and combine with the seared salmon for a delicious, flavorful dish. Enjoy!

Mustard Roasted Salmon

Mustard roasted salmon is a delightful dish known for its blend of flavors. To prepare, first preheat your oven to 400°F. Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper, and place them skin-side down on a foil-lined baking sheet.

Create a mixture of Dijon mustard, brown sugar, and any additional desired spices. Coat the fillets with the mixture, then roast in the oven for 10-12 minutes. The result is a flavorful, tender salmon pleasing to both the eyes and taste buds.

Almond Crusted Salmon

Let’s make a delicious almond crusted salmon! Pat your salmon dry and place it skin side down. Create a mixture of melted butter, almonds, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Coat the salmon with a blend of Dijon mustard, honey, and olive oil. Then press the almond mixture onto the salmon. Finally, bake for 15-20 minutes until it flakes easily with a fork. Bon appétit!

Sesame Ginger Salmon

A popular and tasty option is Sesame Ginger Salmon. Follow these simple steps for a delicious meal:

  1. Prepare a marinade with honey, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, and sesame seeds.
  2. Marinate your salmon for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Bake or grill the salmon until cooked through.
  4. Glaze the cooked salmon with the remaining marinade, and enjoy your meal!

Stick to these steps for a flavorful, stress-free dinner.

Orange Glazed Salmon

Looking for a quick and delicious salmon recipe? Try this Orange Glazed Salmon. Preheat your oven to 425°F, and line a baking sheet with foil.

Mix orange zest, orange juice, and maple syrup in a saucepan. Simmer until slightly thickened (3-4 minutes). Place salmon on a baking sheet and spread the glaze evenly on top. Bake for 20 minutes or until salmon is cooked through.

Enjoy your flavorful and easy-to-cook Orange Glazed Salmon!

Herb Crusted Salmon

Herb Crusted Salmon is a delicious and easy-to-make dish. Begin by preheating your oven to 425°F (220°C). Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Place skin-side down salmon fillets on the sheet. Mix breadcrumbs, herbs, grated parmesan, and lemon zest for the crust. Brush salmon with melted butter, season with salt and pepper, and spread the breadcrumb mixture over the top. Bake for 10-20 minutes, depending on thickness, until it flakes easily. Enjoy your flavorful and nutritious meal!

BBQ Salmon

Here’s a simple, flavorful BBQ salmon recipe for your next cookout. Start by preheating your grill and creating a spice rub with brown sugar, salt, chipotle chili powder, garlic powder, and onion powder. Apply a light layer of oil on each salmon fillet, followed by the spice mixture. Let the fillets rest for 15 minutes at room temperature.

Place the salmon on the grill, skin-side down, and cook for 2-4 minutes. Briefly flip to the other side for grill marks, then return to skin-side down. Remove when the internal temperature reaches 145°F. Enjoy your delicious BBQ salmon!

Smoked Salmon

Smoked salmon is a versatile, protein-packed delicacy with a rich, smoky flavor. To make it, first cure the salmon in a mixture of sugar, salt, and desired spices for 4-6 hours, then rinse and refrigerate it uncovered overnight. Prepare an outdoor smoker at 200°F, and smoke the salmon until it reaches 135°F internal temperature (45-75 minutes).

Enjoy smoked salmon in various dishes:

  • Crostini with whipped ricotta, red onion, capers and dill
  • Spread on puff pastry with sour cream and topped with cucumbers, pickled onions, capers and dill
  • Classic blini topped with smoked salmon and a touch of cream cheese

Experience the harmony of flavors in every bite!

Creamy Tuscan Salmon

This Creamy Tuscan Salmon recipe will satisfy your taste buds. Here’s a quick overview:

  1. Sear seasoned salmon in a heated skillet.
  2. Make a sauce with butter, garlic, cherry tomatoes, and spinach.
  3. Add artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, and capers.
  4. Simmer and thicken with parmesan.
  5. Return salmon to the pan to soak up flavors.

Delight in each bite!

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