5 Most Delicious Salmon Recipes

5 Most Delicious Salmon Recipes


Salmon, a popular oily fish, offers protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin D. Introducing this delicious, healthy fish into your diet is a great idea, here are a few ideas to get you started:



In the middle of a large sheet of parchment paper, arrange some sliced bell peppers and onions. Placed a salt and peppered salmon filet over the vegetables. Layer lemon slices on top of the fish then fold over the parchment paper and continue folding the edges, accordion style, stopping about an inch away from the fish and veggie pile. Do the same procedures for additional filets.

Bake in a 400 degree oven for about 10-12 minutes depending on the thickness of your filets, allow to cool slightly before cutting into the paper. Serve alongside quinoa sprinkled with lemon juice.



Make a brown sugar topping by mixing 3 tablespoons brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon soy sauce, and 1 teaspoon of chili hot sauce like Siracha. Feel free to adjust seasoning as desired. This mix should be enough for 4 8-ounce salmon filets.

Place the salmon on a foil lined pan and cover the top of each filet with the brown sugar mixture. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes.



Perhaps the easiest treatment of salmon is to serve in a taco. For this application you can use fresh filets or canned. If you’re using fresh salmon, rub the filet with oil and your favorite taco seasoning, then bake at 400 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes depending on thickness. Allow to cool slightly before flaking and adding into your tacos. Top as desired, coleslaw will fare well with the fish.

For canned salmon, purchase the no bones and no skin, or pick through as much of the skin and bones as you can. Add 1 tablespoon of taco seasoning, 1 tablespoon mayonnaise, and 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs per 8 ounces of fish. Form into longs, about the width and length of your index finger, then pan fry until golden brown, about 4 minutes each side. Drain excess oil on paper towels before enjoying.



Perhaps one of the best salmon meals combines smoked salmon and cream cheese at breakfast: the salmon breakfast bagel. Smear a  savory bagel of your liking with cream cheese. Then layer smoked salmon, thinly sliced red onion, tomato, and sprinkle with capers. Grind some black pepper before closing it up with the other bagel half.



A take on crab cakes, salmon cakes offer a healthful boost. If you have a favorite crab cake recipe then simply switch out the crab for canned salmon. If you don’t, mix 16 ounces of canned salmon with 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1/2 cup of each: finely chopping celery, bell pepper, and onion. Mix in salt and pepper to taste and add some dill or a squeeze of lemon juice if you have them on hand. Add 3/4 cup of bread crumbs then mix to incorporate. Make fist sized patties, add more mayonnaise if the mixture isn’t staying together, or put in the refrigerator (the cooler the mixture, the better it combines).

Place the patties in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes before pan frying for about 5 minutes each side until golden brown. Drain on paper towels, serve on a brioche bun with some lemon aioli, tomato, and lettuce.


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