Best Salmon Recipes

Get a healthy dose of omega-3 fatty acids from these salmon dishes that earned top marks from readers.

Marinated Salmon with Mango-Kiwi Relish

Randy Mayor

Marinated Salmon with Mango-Kiwi Relish

A sweet-salty marinade and unique fruit-filled sauce made this recipe stand out for Michael. "I made this tonight and it scored a 10. In fact, one of my friends said that it was the most perfectly cooked salmon he had ever had. Bottom line: quick, easy, and perfect. This is now my new summer salmon staple."

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Spice-Rubbed Roasted Salmon with Lemon-Garlic Spinach

Randy Mayor

Spice-Rubbed Roasted Salmon with Lemon-Garlic Spinach

Try Tori's side-dish suggestion for a meal that's fit for company but still easy to put together: "This was fantastic! My husband and I love salmon and are always trying to find new ways to prepare it. We served it with mashed potatoes and they were the perfect accompaniment to the spinach. We will be making this again. This is worthy of a special occasion. This is a restaurant quality dish."

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Broiled Salmon with Marmalade-Dijon Glaze

Lee Harrelson

Broiled Salmon with Marmalade-Dijon Glaze

This eight-minute, seven-ingredient recipe is a regular on 316believer's table. "This is one of the best salmon recipes I have ever tried. We eat salmon a few times a week and this is the most requested by my picky husband. It is perfect just for the two of us, but would be wonderful for guests as well. It is fast (one of my favorite last-minute work-night meals). It is just delicious."

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Salmon Croquettes with Remoulade

Becky Luigart-Stayner

Salmon Croquettes with Rémoulade

A secret herb was the key to this recipe for croquette conoisseur klasshen, who also offers a tip. "Delicious! I've made dozens of different salmon croquette recipes, but never with tarragon. The tarragon adds such a unique taste. I highly recommend chilling the mixture according to the directions. I skipped the chilling and had a hard time getting the patties to stay together.

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Bourbon-Glazed Salmon

Randy Mayor

Bourbon-Glazed Salmon

Smarty really loves this versatile and easy recipe, writing, "This is hands down one of my most favorite recipes. It's simply amazing. It's a complete knockout. Make sure to line the broiler with aluminum foil, though, as it does leave a bit of a sticky mess behind. I'm made it with salmon (my favorite) and chicken (also good, but not as good as the salmon). You'll love this. Make it tonight."

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Smoked Salmon Dip

Becky Luigart-Stayner

Smoked Salmon Dip

This turned out to be a perfect party hors d'oeuvre for Claire. "I made this dip over the weekend for my grandma's 90th birthday. It was fantastic, and everyone loved it. This was so simple to make, and the resulting color and flavor were amazing. I will definitely make this again."

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Potato and Double-Horseradish Salmon

Jan Smith

Potato and Double-Horseradish Salmon

Spicy heat from prepared horseradish and Japanese wasabi plus a crisp potato crust highlight the natural flavor of salmon without overpowering it in this dish. That and a 10-minute cook time enchanted Layla, who said, "This recipe is unbelievably flavorful, and a perfect complement to the salmon. I am not a huge fan of salmon, but I just love this recipe, I will definitely make it again and again. It's a snap to prepare, easily done on a worknight."

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Orange-Glazed Salmon Fillets with Rosemary

Randy Mayor

Orange-Glazed Salmon Fillets with Rosemary

Fresh rosemary and a little maple syrup infuse aromatic and faintly sweet flavor into this speedy salmon dish.

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Salmon with Maple-Lemon Glaze Recipe

Becky Luigart-Stayner

Salmon with Maple-Lemon Glaze

Finish the salmon under the broiler to caramelize the glaze into a tasty browned crust. Serve with roasted potato wedges and peas.

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Broiled Salmon with Peppercorn-Lime Rub Recipe

Randy Mayor

Broiled Salmon with Peppercorn-Lime Rub

Spice up fish night by giving salmon a delectable 4-ingredient rub before cooking. A quick quinoa-vegetable salad rounds out the meal.

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Grilled Salmon and Spinach Salad Recipe

Becky Luigart-Stayner

Grilled Salmon and Spinach Salad

Sweet and citrusy, this salmon and spinach salad is a great way to cool down a hot summer day.

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Salmon with Hoisin Glaze Recipe

Becky Luigart-Stayner

Salmon with Hoisin Glaze

This five-ingredient salmon marinates for eight minutes then cooks for eight minutes and is guaranteed to please. Enjoy garlicky-spicy snow peas on the side.

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Grilled Salmon with Smoky Tomato Salsa Recipe

Randy Mayor

Grilled Salmon with Smoky Tomato Salsa

The salsa brings the heat as a topping to the salmon, but if you prefer a milder relish, remove seeds from the jalapeño before grilling.

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Miso-Glazed Salmon with Wilted Spinach Recipe

Randy Mayor

Miso-Glazed Salmon with Wilted Spinach

This Asian-inspired fish is a great weeknight meal, and you can save more time by purchasing pretoasted sesame seeds. Look for them in the spice aisle.

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Slow-Roasted Brown Sugar and Dill Cured Salmon Recipe

Randy Mayor

Slow-Roasted Brown Sugar and Dill Cured Salmon

Slow roasting the cured fish gives the salmon a velvety, silken texture.

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Salmon with Satsuma-Soy Glaze Recipe

Ellen Silverman

Salmon with Satsuma-Soy Glaze

Bring new life and exciting citrus and orange flavors to your salmon with this sweet glaze-topped fish.

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Fresh Salmon-Cilantro Burgers Recipe

Randy Mayor

Fresh Salmon-Cilantro Burgers

Skip the beef and serve a Mexican-inspired salmon burger topped with a fresh lime-cilantro mayonnaise sauce. A spinach salad with a sweet, slightly spicy Asian-influenced dressing makes a tasty accompaniment.

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Crispy Skin Salmon with Fiery Asian Slaw Recipe

Randy Mayor

Crispy Skin Salmon with Fiery Asian Slaw

Skin-on salmon fillets provide the best flavor and texture for this recipe.

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Maple-Glazed Salmon Recipe

John Autry

Maple-Glazed Salmon

Put together a big batch of the spice rub, and keep it in an airtight container; use it to add flavor to meat and fish on weeknights. Serve with Tomato-Dill Couscous.

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Tomato-Citrus Salmon Recipe

Charles Masters

Tomato-Citrus Salmon

Tangy tomatoes, sweet oranges, and briny olives bring lively color and bold flavor to this simple dish.

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Salmon Burgers Recipe

Charles Masters

Salmon Burgers

For best results, choose salmon from the meaty center of the fish and avoid portions cut from the tail section (where the body starts to taper). Tail-end flesh contains more connective tissue than center-cut fillets. Use black sesame seed buns, if available.

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Grilled Salmon with Chorizo and Fingerlings Recipe

Becky Luigart-Stayner

Grilled Salmon with Chorizo and Fingerlings

Smoked paprika emphasizes the grilled flavor of the fish, while Spanish chorizo adds a smokiness to the dish.

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Salmon Croquettes Recipe

Randy Mayor

Salmon Croquettes

By pairing this superfast recipe with a light salad, you can impress guests and have time to enjoy the meal.

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Smoked Salmon Thin-Crust Pizza Recipe

Romulo Yanes

Smoked Salmon Thin-Crust Pizza

The crisp cracker crust of this pizza makes a pleasing contrast to the velvety soft salmon.

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Pan-Grilled Salmon with Red Pepper Salsa Recipe

John Autry

Pan-Grilled Salmon with Red Pepper Salsa

The red pepper salsa packs a punch as a topping to traditional pan-grilled salmon that's full of flavor.

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Smoked Salmon with Tangy Horseradish Sauce Recipe

Jonny Valiant

Smoked Salmon with Tangy Horseradish Sauce

Although smoked Irish salmon is traditional, any smoked salmon will work in this dish—just make sure to purchase smoked wild salmon because it's a sustainable choice.

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Grilled King Salmon with Tomato-Peach Salsa Recipe

Grilled King Salmon with Tomato-Peach Salsa

King (also called chinook) salmon is the best quality and works well in this dish, though sockeye works. Use a peach that's just ripe so it's juicy, but still holds its shape.

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Salmon with Red Pepper Pesto Recipe

Salmon with Red Pepper Pesto

This salmon does have a bite of raw garlic, which can be countered by dropping the clove in boiling water for 1 minute to blanch, then proceeding with the pesto.

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Plank-Grilled Salmon with Grape Relish Recipe

John Autry

Plank-Grilled Salmon with Grape Relish

Briny olives, sweet grapes, and rich salmon match well with the balance of earthiness and acidity found in a pinot noir. Substitute picholine or other green olives, if necessary.

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Salmon and Bok Choy Recipe

John Autry

Salmon and Bok Choy

Bok choy and low-sodium soy sauce combined with salmon provides tasty Asian flavor with a heart-healthy dose of omega-3 fatty acids.

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