Our Best Salmon Recipes

There are so many reasons to love salmon. Not only is this heart-healthy fish versatile (we use it in everything from burgers to tacos), but it cooks up quick – in a matter of minutes. When you need a simple and satisfying meal, one of these salmon recipes is sure to do the trick.

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Asian Grilled Salmon

Salmon only takes a couple minutes to cook on the grill, so keep an eye on it. It will also continue to cook a bit as it rests so make sure you take it off the grill as soon as it's ready.

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Grilled Salmon Tacos

Flaky, grilled salmon and colorful veggies make the perfect fillings when you want to shake up your Taco Tuesday routine!

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Instant Pot Soy-Ginger Salmon

Short on time? Frozen salmon will cook very quickly (and beautifully) in the Instant Pot®. Just be sure to use fattier, thicker fish fillets (preferably center cut) as they hold up to pressure cooking best.

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Dijon Balsamic Salmon Cakes

A mustard based balsamic vinaigrette does double duty as a flavoring for moist salmon cakes and a dressing for mixed greens that's served alongside.

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Broiled Salmon with Herb Mustard Glaze

Giada uses fresh herbs and mustard to make a flavorful-yet-light glaze for topping broiled salmon fillets.

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Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs

Ina doubles down on salmon with these deviled eggs by adding smoked salmon to the egg mixture and salmon roe on top of the finished bites.

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Pan-Fried Salmon

Cook up crispy, delicious salmon with only three additional ingredients: olive oil, salt and pepper.

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Creamy Salmon Scampi

This one-skillet salmon dish comes together in less than 30 minutes and features classic scampi flavors and a creamy sauce.

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Sweet and Spicy Grilled Salmon

The decadent-tasting "good" fat in salmon complements the sweet-spicy Buffalo glaze. The skin gets caramelized and crisp on the grill; it’s delicious, but can be discarded to save fat and calories.

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Flaxseed-Crusted Salmon with a Grape and Walnut Salsa

Add an extra crunch to your fish with a healthy flaxseed crust and toasted walnut salsa.

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Grilled Salmon Sandwiches

Ina Garten builds her sandwiches high by stacking a bed of mesclun greens and a thick cut of grilled salmon between two brioche buns. For a creamy finish, coat each side of the bun with her homemade sour cream-dill sauce.

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Smoked Salmon

Smoking isn't just for ribs. Follow Alton's lead to make fantastic smoked salmon at home.

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Salmon with Brown Sugar and Mustard Glaze

Bobby treats grilled salmon fillets to his sweet ginger glaze with Dijon mustard for some heat.

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Herb-Roasted Salmon with Tomato-Avocado Salsa

Valerie sure knows how to pack a ton of flavor into simple, roasted salmon — and her method couldn’t be easier. She tops her fillets with a blend of fresh herbs so that they can flavor the fish as it cooks.

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Triple Citrus Glazed Salmon

Brighten up salmon by brushing it with a triple-citrus glaze during and after grilling. A little bit of chicken stock in the citrus glaze helps to round out the flavors.

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Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon

For an elegant breakfast in a flash, Rachael folds smoked salmon into her 6-minute scrambled eggs. Crisp, fresh chives add bright color and a subtle onion flavor.

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Healthy Honey-Mustard Roasted Salmon

Slather on a delicious Dijon mustard-and-honey marinade for a juicy and flavorful piece of fish.

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Grilled Salmon and Pineapple with Avocado Dressing

Looking for a new way to serve grilled fish? Giada pairs tender salmon fillets with sweet grilled pineapple for a simple side. The tangy avocado dressing adds an element of creaminess.

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Grilled Salmon with Citrus Salsa Verde

Brushing the salmon with agave nectar before grilling is an easy way to elevate its subtle, natural sweetness.

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Salmon with Lemon, Capers and Rosemary

Foil packets keep Giada’s salmon fillets moist as they take on the flavors of lemon, rosemary and wine.

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Smoked Salmon Dip

This is the perfect make-ahead party dip. Ina says it tastes even better the day after.

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Ginger-Glazed Salmon

An Asian-inspired salmon dish calls for fresh ginger, sesame seeds, soy sauce and chopped scallions — and this one does not disappoint!

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Salmon Cakes

It's fine to use canned wild salmon instead of fresh salmon in a flavorful recipe like this — it's a fraction of the cost and you won't be able to tell the difference.

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Grilled Salmon with Chinese Barbeque Sauce

Brush meaty grilled salmon with a homemade Chinese barbecue sauce (flavored with orange juice, hoisin, soy sauce and honey) for a truly memorable meal.

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Cedar Plank Salmon

Barbecue planks add a unique flavor to food, combining the earthiness of wood and smokiness of the grill. When buying them, be sure to choose untreated wood or planks marked specifically for cooking.

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Grilled Salmon Steaks

Salmon steaks have different shapes, so that can make them cook unevenly. Alton takes a cue from filet mignon and turns his salmon steaks into rounds. Butchers twine will keep them from unravelling on the grill.

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Salmon Cakes

Ina uses onion, celery, and red and yellow bell peppers to boost the flavor of these salmon cakes. Each one is coated in breadcrumbs and then fried just before it's served.

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Honey Soy Grilled Salmon with Edamame

The natural omega-3 fats in salmon makes it a great choice for a healthy meal that doesn't need much added fat. Stuff a mixture of fresh herbs into the salmon to infuse the fish with bright flavor.

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Spanish Baked Salmon

Ree says, “Salmon is particularly wonderful because it cooks really, really quickly". And, we couldn't agree more — it's the perfect choice for a speedy, sheet pan meal like this one.

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Salmon Burgers with Lemon-Caper Aioli and Kale Slaw

Take a break from red meat and replace it with these hearty fish patties. A creamy lemony aioli sauce is the perfect topping!

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Blackened Salmon

When you can prep and cook dinner in less than 15 minutes, you know it's going to be one of your go-tos. And when you're cooking with spices like paprika, cayenne and thyme, less time definitely doesn't mean less flavor.

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Oven-Baked Salmon

This salmon dinner couldn't be simpler. Season the fish with with salt and pepper, and then pop it in the oven to bake to perfection in 15 minutes. An easy-to-make parsley and almond salsa goes on top.

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Salmon Baked in Foil

Tuck salmon fillets, tomato, shallots, lemon and herbs into foil packets and bake for a super-flavorful, no-mess meal.

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Crispy Skin Salmon with Minced Herb Butter

For extra texture, cook the salmon skin-side down until the edges turn to a beautiful golden-brown.

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Everything Salmon Burgers with Scallion Sour Cream-Cream Cheese Sauce

Skip basic burgers and serve these salmon patties — topped with a tangy sauce — for a sandwich everyone is sure to enjoy.

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Grilled Salmon with Sherry Vinegar-Honey Glaze and Spicy Tomato Relish

The components of this recipe are easy: Make an ancho chile- and honey-spiced glaze for marinating fresh salmon fillets, and top the grilled fish with a simple chopped tomato relish.

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Grilled Salmon with Herb and Meyer Lemon Compound Butter

By the looks of it, you'd think this dish takes an entire afternoon to make. But in about 30 minutes — including prep time — it's ready to serve. The secret is Anne's herbed butter, which adds zesty flavor.

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Mustard-Maple Roasted Salmon

Made with just five ingredients (plus salt and pepper), this salmon recipe is primed for weeknight cooking. Just spread the mustard-maple sauce over each fillet, and then bake until the fish is cooked through. The dish will be ready in just 20 minutes.

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Soy-Glazed Salmon With Cucumber-Avocado Salad

Top salmon filets wtih an easy soy glaze and pair it with a fresh cucumber-and-avocado salad for a restaurant-worthy, Asian-inspired meal that's ready in 25 minutes.

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Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Lemon, Basil and Salmon

Giada prefers whole-wheat spaghetti for its nutty flavor; she loads it up with fresh vegetables and fish flavored with lemon and herbs for a light, healthy meal.

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Roasted Salmon with Shallot Grapefruit Sauce

Use the natural essences of ginger, ruby-red grapefruit juice, honey and cayenne pepper to bring roasted salmon to new, healthy heights.

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20-Minute Hoisin Skillet Salmon

Salmon is a great source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and looks beautiful on a bed of vitamin C-rich broccoli. Topped off with colorful red pepper flakes and fresh cilantro, this bright, low-calorie meal takes under 20 minutes.

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Salmon-Fennel Salad

This salmon is brined in the refrigerator for two hours before cooking, so it's packed with flavor. Atop a simple salad of arugula, fennel and some herbs, it's the perfect warm-weather meal.

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