Salmon Recipes

Dubbed the "King of Fish", salmon of the healthiest things to consume. Give your diet a nutritious boost with our selection of smoked, grilled, and baked salmon recipes. Search delicious recipes including salmon cakes, burgers, pasta dishes, and salads.

Staff Picks

Simple Poached Salmon

Rating: 3.08 stars
A beautifully poached piece of salmon is clean tasting and light. There's only one rule: Don't overcook.

Summer Smoked-Salmon Chowder

A rich, creamy chowder made with zucchini, fresh corn kernels, and baby potatoes. With its intense flavor, you only need four ounces of hot smoked-salmon for this one-pot dinner that's made in a Dutch oven.

Salmon-Spinach Burgers

If your burger night is feeling played out, then these salmon patties are sure to shake things up a little. A quick mix of goat cheese, oregano, olive oil, and lemon juice brings a hintof tang and richness to the patty mixture. Wrap it all up in the flatbread of your choice and serve with a fresh salad for a quick, easy, and nutritious weeknight dinner.  

Slow-Baked Salmon and Cherry Tomatoes

Cooking the salmon at a low heat makes for tender meat and a vibrant hue. Set off the fish's decadence with a little basil and a burst of tangy-sweet tomatoes.

Soy-Glazed Salmon

Rating: 3.43 stars
This tasty, simple salmon recipe is from Anne Ford, of Palo Alto, California.

Brown-Rice Cakes with Toppings

Puffy brown-rice cakes are just as versatile as toasts for layering on the flavor (and they're gluten-free).

Roasted Salmon with Butter

Rating: 3.66 stars
Best-selling cookbook author Mark Bittman says, "This basic recipe is easy and reliable, and the results taste great. You can use any thick fillet or fish steak in place of salmon -- swordfish and halibut are also good." This recipe is adapted from Bittman's "How to Cook Everything: The Basics."

Salmon and Scrambled Eggs

Rating: 3.21 stars
Salmon with eggs is a perfect food choice for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Throw in some toast and you've got a great meal in under 15 minutes.

Mustard-Glazed Salmon

Rating: 3.21 stars
This dish is casual enough for a family dinner and elegant enough to serve to company.

Baked Salmon Sushi

There's no raw fish in these easy sushi rolls—just succulent, perfectly cooked salmon and plenty of fresh vegetables. For our food editor's tips on how to roll like a pro, see How to Make Sushi at Home.

Roasted Salmon with White-Wine Sauce

Rating: 3.32 stars
Salmon is a versatile, ultra heart-healthy superfood, and its preparation possibilities are endless. Here, a skinless roasted fillet creates a simple but swanky dinner when paired with Steamed Potatoes with Thyme and Sauteed Mixed Mushrooms.

Salmon Pasta with Spicy Tomato Sauce

Rating: 2.78 stars
Finish off salmon leftovers with this easy-to-prepare pasta dish which gets its spice from crushed red pepper flakes.

Inspiration and Ideas

20 Delicious, Healthy Salmon Recipes That Make Eating Better So Easy
Rich in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D, salmon is also a great source of protein -- and scrumptious flavor. Make your salmon even better for you by using one of our super tasty, nutritious recipes.
25 Salmon Recipes That Make Great Use of the King of Fish
There are many good reasons why salmon is such a popular fish. Try steaming, roasting, poaching, and grilling salmon with these recipes that show how versatile and delicious this healthy, sustainable protein is.

Penne with Garlicky Tomatoes and Salmon

Shake yourself out of a pasta rut with this simple, supremely flavorful recipe for penne with salmon. While the noodles cook in their own pot, you'll sauté juicy cherry tomatoes with garlic and then steam the salmon right in the same pan. The result is a fresh and flavorful seafood dinner that comes together in under 30 minutes.