The Best Salmon Recipes For Your Busy Week

I’m sure you’ve heard about the health benefits of salmon. Not only is this fish absolutely delicious, but it also boosts your immune system, is a great source of protein, improves brain function, increase your heart health, aid in weight loss, strengthen your bones, and help with inflammation, among other things. So the real question is – why haven’t you incorporated salmon in your diet sooner? Below is a list of some delicious salmon recipes that are sure to get your family’s approval and help you get healthier.

Pan Seared Salmon Recipe

“Simply seasoned with salt and pepper, these salmon fillets are pan seared with capers, and garnished with slices of lemon.”

Grilled Salmon with Avocado Dip

“This dip fits perfectly with grilled salmon. Serve with rice. Greek style yogurt is a bit more sour than regular plain yogurt.”

Chef John’s Salmon

“I love the combination of tarragon and Italian parsley, but I’ve used herbs like basil and thyme, which worked wonderfully as well. As far as the fish goes, a center-cut salmon filet is a perfect thickness for this, but other similarly shaped seafood will work.”

Sesame Grilled Salmon Recipe

“Delicious grilled salmon. A very flavorful main dish. Great when served with grilled yellow bell peppers, green beans, and wild rice with herbs.”

Baked Dijon Salmon

“This is a wonderful way to prepare fresh salmon fillets in the oven. Be sure to make extra, your family will be begging for more!”

Lemon Dill Salmon with Garlic, White Wine, and Butter Sauce

“I had a craving for fresh fish and dill, so I played around and came up with this. It’s been rated one of my greatest hits! Great with rice or potatoes and steamed green beans.”

Citrus Baked Fish

“Salmon works best in this citrus-flavored dish.”

Smokey Salmon

“Salmon grilled with a light seasoning of spices with the sweetness of maple syrup! I served it with rice and baby carrots.”

Paleo Pecan-Maple Salmon

“This recipe is not only easy but healthy and tasty! Paleo, gluten-free and dairy-free!”

Lemon Pepper Salmon

“Simple, tasty and fast! Salmon is sauteed with all ingredients at once, and served over couscous. Great with a spinach salad.”

Pepper-Honey Cedar Plank Salmon

“I live in Alaska and have 3 sons that love to fish. I have had to come up with some pretty creative ways to prepare salmon, this is by far my family and friends favorite way to eat fresh salmon. I soak an untreated cedar plank in water and bourbon while they are out fishing for the day and fix the barbeque sauce so that it is ready to get grilling…..”

Alaska Salmon Bake with Pecan Crunch Coating

“I am completely addicted to this! I used already prepared honey mustard (I bought from tastefully simple), mixed the bread crumbs in with the mustard mixture it was FANTASTIC! Thank goodness my Dad goes Salmon fishing & shares his catch with me (it’s best with fresh Salmon).”

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Parmesan Herb Crust Baked Salmon

This delicious baked salmon recipe from Add A Pinch is the perfect recipe for entertaining (and it takes less than 30 minutes to make! Perfect to make for a weekly night recipe or for when you have guests over, this dish is sure to come up as a request from family and friends.

The parmesan, garlic, and herb crust brings a new level to the melt-in-your-mouth goodness of the perfectly baked salmon.

Not only is this recipe off the charts amazing, but it also offers a ton of health benefits! Salmon is known for being rich in Omega-3s, which have been proven to reduce inflammation and lower blood pressure. On top of that, salmon is filled with high-quality protein, B vitamins, potassium, and may help reduce the risk of heart disease, benefit weight control, and protect brain health.

By incorporating this versatile, delicious, and satisfying fish into your diet a few times a week, you will be able to meet all your nutrition needs, reduce the risk of several diseases, and improve your overall quality of life.

Ingredients

  • 1 whole salmon filet (about 2 pounds)

Parmesan Herb Crust:

  • 3 cloves of finely minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup chopped Parmesan cheese

Instructions

First, preheat oven to 425º Fahrenheit. The, line your rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil for an easy cleanup.

Next, place salmon skin side down onto the lined baking sheet. Cover the salmon with another piece of parchment paper. Then bake for 10 minutes. While the salmon is in the oven, combine parsley, parmesan, and garlic in small bowl. Set aside for later.

Remove the salmon from the oven and remove top piece of parchment paper. Top salmon with garlic, parmesan, and parsley mixture.

Return the salmon to oven uncovered and allow to bake until the cheese has melted, the baked salmon flakes easily with a fork, and the salmon registers 135º F when checked with an internal thermometer probe, about 5 minutes. The parmesan cheese should have melted and lightly browned.

Allow the salmon to rest for about 5 minutes to allow for any carryover cooking, then serve the mouthwater goodness.

Pair it with this Garlic Butter Roasted Asparagus recipe, instant pot brown rice, or blistered green beans for a dinner everyone will love!

If you’re impressed with this recipe, make sure to check out these following recipes from Add A Pinch:

●  Southern Salmon Patties Recipe

“Salmon patties, or salmon croquettes as they are sometimes called, make a delicious, quick meal. This is a traditional southern salmon patties recipe.”

●  Orange Baked Salmon Recipe

“This orange salmon recipe makes a delicious, quick and easy weeknight meal perfect for family suppers or when entertaining!”

●  Salmon Dip Recipe

“Salmon Dip makes a delicious dip recipe to serve when entertaining. Made with salmon, cream cheese, and spices, it is a favorite!”

●  Salmon Eggs Benedict

“Get this elegant recipe for Salmon Eggs Benedict that is perfect for entertaining. This Salmon Eggs Benedict is Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, but packed with great flavor!”

●  Teriyaki  Baked Salmon Recipe

“This oven baked Teriyaki Salmon is so delicious and ready in minutes! With its tasty homemade teriyaki glaze, it’s always a favorite salmon recipe!”

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Grilled Summer Salmon Recipe

Summer is coming to an end, but that does not mean your taste buds should suffer! Salmon is the perfect solution. It is a perfect source of protein and if you’re lacking in vitamin B this might be the perfect recipe for you. Check out this Grilled Crispy-Skinned Salmon with Whole Lemon-Sesame Sauce posted by bon appetit. It gives the chef the best excuse to use the grill one last time before summer ends and it has to be put away. Not only is this recipe refreshing but it is also filling and a great way to show off your grilling skills.

INSTRUCTIONS

UTENSILS/TOOLS FOR SUMMER SALMON

  • A grill
  •  A small mixing bowl
  • Plates

DIRECTIONS

The first step before preparing the food is to prepare the grill. In order to cook the perfect grilled crispy-skinned salmon, the grill needs to be on medium heat. Depending on your grill this can mean a few different things. Make sure to check out the settings or pick up a bag of charcoal before setting up the prepping station. The salmon fillets will also need to be prepared before cooking. Take 2 of the 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and rub the oil into the salmon. Season each side of all the fillets with kosher salt.

Take the small lemon and cut each of the ends off. Place the lemon on one of the flat sides; cut the lemon in four sections. The core should be left in the middle in the shape of a square. Chop up the four sections, chopping up even the skin, making sure it is finely chopped. Pace this into the small mixing bowl. Add the honey, shallot, ⅓ cup of extra virgin olive oil, sesame seeds, and sesame oil into the bowl as well. Season the mixture with kosher salt and a decent amount of freshly ground black pepper. Make sure it is mixed together well, you do not want any clumps of seasoning.

The grate on the grill needs to be cleaned before use. Once you clean the grate, oil it. The most important part is that you place the salmon on the grill with the skin side down right after oiling it. Cover the grill once the salmon is placed on it and do not flip the fillets. They should cook for about 6 to 8 minutes; making sure the skin is slightly charred. Always check that the fish is opaque before taking it off of the grill.

Place the salmon fillets on a plate and let them cool a little. Plate the fillets individually and spoon the lemon-sesame sauce over each one. Serve on a bed of brown rice or even quinoa for a protein packed meal.

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Food Networks’ Asian Grilled Salmon

 

With the Lenten season coming around the corner, you can never go wrong with a delicious cooked salmon recipe. That’s exactly why we search high and low to find some of the best seafood recipes and how we came across this gem from the food network.

The best part about this Asian inspired salmon recipe is that it only takes 30 minutes total to prepare AND cook. So, whether you are looking for a quick meal to make on a busy weeknight or just not up to going all out on the weekend, you will have to give this method a try- not to mention, most of the ingredients you will already have in your kitchen!

Ingredients

  • 1 side fresh salmon, boned but skin on (about 3 pounds)

For the marinade:

  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons good soy sauce
  • 6 tablespoons good olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic

Directions

Light charcoal briquettes in a grill and brush the grilling rack with oil to keep the salmon from sticking.

While the grill is heating, lay the salmon skin side down on a cutting board and cut it crosswise into 4 equal pieces. Whisk together the mustard, soy sauce, olive oil, and garlic in a small bowl. Drizzle half of the marinade onto the salmon and allow it to sit for 10 minutes.

Place the salmon skin side down on the hot grill; discard the marinade the fish was sitting in. Grill for 4 to 5 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish. Turn carefully with a wide spatula and grill for another 4 to 5 minutes. The salmon will be slightly raw in the center, but don’t worry; it will keep cooking as it sits.

Transfer the fish to a flat plate, skin side down, and spoon the reserved marinade on top. Allow the fish to rest for 10 minutes. Remove the skin and serve warm, at room temperature, or chilled.