Our Top 20 Salmon Recipes
Salmon is so versatile. It takes to all types of cooking methods -- grilling, pan-frying, roasting, poaching. It's equally delicious dressed in flavorful sauces or unadorned, simply prepared on the grill or in the pan with a little olive oil and salt. It's an equally terrific dish for quick weeknight meals and impressive dinner parties alike. We have dozens of salmon recipes to choose from. And here are some of the top-rated salmon recipes that we're loving right now! You'll love the variety.
"Make ordinary salmon extra special by topping it with a pistachio-panko-Parmesan crust," says France C. "You can have it on the table in under 30 minutes for a quick weeknight meal or a dinner party for guests. Serve with a chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc."
Pan-Fried Salmon in Curry Cream Sauce
"This is a very easy and yummy salmon recipe for two," says heidi_k. "I usually serve it with basmati rice and salad. Perfect for during the week."
"This salmon gets marinated in a maple and jalapeno sauce, then gets topped with additional maple syrup during baking, for a perfect spicy-sweet marriage of flavors," says France C. "This only has a hint of heat, so double the jalapeno if desired. Use center-cut salmon fillets that are approximately 1-inch thick."
Fast Salmon with a Ginger Glaze
Chef John says, "This glaze is really wonderful on salmon, but equally delicious on swordfish, halibut, tuna, or any other firm, full-flavored fish."
Salmon Foil-Pack Dinner
"You can make these easy salmon foil packets ahead of time or as a last-minute dinner idea," says bd.weld. "Feel free to switch up the seasoning or vegetables to your liking. Perfect for the oven or the outdoor grill."
Chef John's Broiled Herb-Encrusted Salmon
Here's an incredibly simple, quick, and flavorful salmon recipe, featuring garlic, salt, and fresh herbs, Dijon, mayo, cayenne, and a splash of lemon juice. "I love the combination of tarragon and Italian parsley, but I've used herbs like basil and thyme, which worked wonderfully as well," says Chef John. A center-cut salmon filet is a perfect thickness for this recipe.
Salmon with Lemon and Dill
"The flavors of lemon and dill really complement the fish," says Michelle. "I like to use wild Alaskan salmon for this recipe, but any salmon will work. Play with the ingredients to suit your own tastes!"
"Simple, tasty, and fast!" says AMAGICITY. "Salmon is sauteed with all ingredients at once and served over couscous. Great with a spinach salad."
Spicy Garlic Salmon
"This is an unbelievably delicious and quick salmon recipe," says Natalie. "You can play around with the ingredients: add fresh basil leaves instead of the chili or balsamic instead of the lemon juice. But the wholegrain mustard is essential."
Baked Salmon with Lemony Orzo and Basil-Bacon Peas
"Orzo, lemon, basil, bacon, peas, and baked salmon come together to make a quick and easy weeknight pasta dish," says Julie Hubert.
Grilled Salmon II
These salmon fillets are marinated in an Asian-inspired sweet and spicy marinade. "We love this with wild salmon," says netta7. "The marinade goes well with the stronger taste of wild salmon. It's the only way my kids will eat wild or the darker red salmons."
Curry Salmon with Mango
Here's a simple baked salmon topped with avocado oil, curry, mango, and cilantro. France C. recommends that you mix the mango, onion, serrano, cilantro, and lime juice together in a bowl and let it sit while the salmon cooks. "Fantastic flavor!" she says. "I prefer the flavor of grilled salmon, so I might even do that instead of baking."
Cedar Planked Salmon
If you're on the fence about cooking with a cedar plank, this top-rated recipe (and its hundreds of glowing reviews) will change your mind.
More than 8,000 people have cooked our Maple Salmon, and 3,000 of these home cooks have reviewed it. "Excellent marinade. What I like about this is that the sauce itself is not strong or overpowering in any way. It is a nice subtle sweet maple flavor and works really well with the salmon," says OkinawanPrincess.
Baked Dijon Salmon
"I am a salmon lover, and this is probably the best salmon I've ever had. Definitely the best that I've ever made at home. Because of warnings about an overwhelming mustard taste, I was careful to follow the directions of using just a light coating of sauce on the filets, then I served some of the extra sauce on the side for dipping. It was wonderful," SALLYCAT writes. "My guests loved it."
Pan-Seared Salmon I
Capers and lemon add tang to simple seared salmon, which takes just 10 minutes to prep and 10 minutes to cook.
Blackened Salmon Fillets
If you like spice, you won't be able to get enough of our Cajun-inspired Blackened Salmon Fillets. "This is about the only salmon recipe that we ever really use. It's fantastic. In fact, I mix the seasoning together in a double batch and keep it in a container in my spice cabinet," Karen Martell Bishop says.
Balsamic-Glazed Salmon Fillets
"This was great! My family gobbled it up. I used one big fillet, so it took a little longer to cook," ASHLEYP says. "As you're stirring the glaze in the pan, you might be thinking it's too vinegary, but it really comes out so yummy!"
Alaska Salmon Bake with Pecan Crunch Coating
"I love seafood, and this recipe is headed straight to my top five seafood favorites! I recommend making it just the way it's written the first time. I see a lot of reviewers suggesting a bit more of this, less of that, and I understand that we all have our own preferences. But really, this was very good as written and the perfect baseline, even if you do tweak a bit," Christine Amsden says.
Lemon Rosemary Salmon
This five-ingredient recipe will be on the table in just 30 minutes. We recommend it for busy weeknights and special occasions alike.