Main Dish Salmon Recipes

Salmon, plain and fancy, is one versatile main dish. Browse recipes for grilled, planked, poached, and marinated salmon, and our best salmon cakes.

Staff Picks

Grilled Salmon I

Rating: 5 stars 5554
A simple soy sauce and brown sugar marinade, with hints of lemon and garlic, are the perfect salty-sweet complement to rich salmon fillets. Even my 9 year old loves this recipe!
By tinamenina

Salmon Tango

Rating: 4.5 stars 238
This rich and delicious sweet and sour marinade is simply wonderful with grilled salmon, and quite easy to prepare!

Cheesy Baked Salmon

Rating: 4.5 stars 99
This is such a simple recipe, and it is so delicious! Salmon is baked with garlic and dill, and topped with Cheddar cheese and green onions.

Marinated Wild Salmon

Rating: 4.5 stars 144
A delicious, healthy lemon-garlic marinade for salmon with cilantro and red chili flakes. Marinate at least 6 hours. Broil in the oven or grill 7 to 8 minutes per side.

Lemon Rosemary Salmon

Rating: 4.5 stars 450
This is the perfect romantic dinner for two when served with an Oregon Pinot Noir, crusty bread, wild rice, and salad.

Salmon Patties I

Rating: 4.5 stars 818
These salmon patties are delicious for lunch or dinner.
By Allrecipes Member

Grilled Salmon

Rating: 5 stars 5540
A simple soy sauce and brown sugar marinade, with hints of lemon and garlic, are the perfect salty-sweet complement to rich salmon fillets.
By tinamenina

Maple Salmon

Rating: 4.5 stars 5677
Easy maple glazed salmon baked in a marinade of maple syrup and soy sauce.

Cedar Planked Salmon

Rating: 5 stars 827
This is a dish my brother prepared for me in Seattle. It is by far the best salmon I've ever eaten. I like to serve it with an Asian-inspired rice and roasted asparagus.

Salmon with Brown Sugar Glaze

Rating: 4.5 stars 997
This is my favorite recipe! I make this way too often. It's quick and easy! I serve this with rice and broccoli.

Scrumptious Salmon Cakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 505
These homemade patties use canned salmon and cook quickly on the stovetop.

Easy, No-Mess Baked Salmon

Rating: 4.5 stars 14
This is an easy, no-mess, no-cleanup recipe that tastes delicious! If I don't feel like scrubbing a lot of pans after dinner, I just throw this in the oven next to some rice and vegetables, or just throw it over some lettuce and tomatoes for a nice salad, and my husband thinks I was cooking for hours! People will think you put a ton of effort into this fancy entree.
By N. Adams

Inspiration and Ideas

How to Cook Salmon
Here are 7 ways to fix salmon, plus tips for buying it and keeping it fresh.
Cedar Plank Salmon
Rating: Unrated 46
"Excellent. Fast, flavorful, and very moist!" – Saracan
Chef John's Fresh Salmon Cakes
Rating: 5 stars 329

Chef John's recipe for salmon cakes uses fresh wild salmon for a delicious meal any night of the week.