Easy Salmon Recipes

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Easy salmon recipes for a healthy family dinner. Looking for an easy salmon recipe for dinner tonight? Try one of these delicious and easy salmon recipes.

Ginger Glazed Salmon

Serves 4

Take a handful of ingredients you probably have on hand and you can prepare this dinner-party worthy salmon dish in minutes.

  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons grated, peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 4 salmon fillets
  1. Combine everything except the salmon in a large re-sealable plastic bag (make sure the bag is large enough to hold the marinade and all of the fish); add the salmon to the bag, press out any remaining air in the bag and seal it; turn the bag until all of the fish is evenly coated; place the bag in the refrigerator and marinate the fish for at least 30 minutes. Take the salmon out of the bag and set the marinade aside (don't throw the marinade away).
  2. Preheat the broiler. Spray a baking sheet evenly with nonstick spray; place the salmon on the baking sheet and cook for about 5 minutes on each side, or until the fish is cooked through (thicker fillets will need extra cooking time); baste the fish frequently with the marinade you set aside.
  3. Bring the remaining marinade to a boil in a small saucepan; let the sauce boil for about a minute, stirring frequently. Serve the sauce with the salmon. Serves four.

>>Slow Cooker Poached Salmon

Salmon with Agrodolce Sauce

Serves 6

White balsamic vinegar and a little sugar combine to create this popular Italian sweet and sour sauce.

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 6, 8-ounce salmon fillets
  • 3 medium red onions, thickly sliced
  • 1 cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Season the salmon with salt and pepper and cook 12 to15 minutes, turning once, until salmon is just cooked through.
  2. In a separate pan, heat the remaining tablespoon of oil and add onions; cook the onions until they start to brown, about 5 minutes; add the vinegar, sugar, and a big pinch of salt and cook, stirring frequently, until the sauce thickens, about 90 seconds.
  3. Take the sauce off the heat and stir in the butter. Place a small mound of the sauce on a plate and top with the salmon; drizzle additional sauce on top of the fish.

>>Planked Salmon with Coconut Rice

Salmon with Spiced Corn Relish

Serves 4


For Relish
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels (thawed if frozen)
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
For Salmon
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 4, 6-ounce skinless salmon fillets


For Relish
  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in large sauté pan over medium high heat; add red bell pepper, cooking until they begin to soften, about a minute; stir in the corn and green onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until the corn begins to brown in spots, about 5 minutes; add garlic and thyme and cook just until you can smell the garlic and thyme, about a minute.
  2. Add the wine and stir until the wine evaporates; remove from heat and stir in honey, lemon juice, and remaining oil; add the coriander and parsley; season to taste and set aside.
For Salmon
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a large baking sheet with nonstick spray; place the fillets on the baking sheet. Combine olive oil, coriander, and paprika in a small bowl; spread the spices evenly over the salmon fillets and cook for 10 to 12 minutes, just until salmon is cooked through.
  2. Arrange salmon on a platter and serve with the relish.

>>Salmon with Cilantro Pesto

Poached Salmon with Dill-Caper Mayo

This flavorful poached salmon is delicious served hot or chilled.

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 4 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 4 sprigs fresh parsley
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 4, 6-ounce center cut salmon fillets

For Dill Caper Mayo
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon capers
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill
  • Lemon juice, to taste
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  1. Combine water, wine, shallots, parsley, and thyme in a large pan; place salmon fillets in the pan and season with salt and pepper. Cover the pan tightly and simmer over medium-low heat until salmon is barely opaque in center, about 10 minutes.
  2. Take the pan off the heat and let stand, covered, for an additional 5 minutes; transfer salmon to a platter. You can serve the salmon immediately while it's warm, or wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator until it's chilled, about 4 hours.

For Dill Caper Mayo

  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with salmon.