There’s no doubt about it. Salmon is one of the most common fish/seafood that people have for dinner. It’s buttery smooth fatty flesh is irresistible and let’s face it, a canvas for just about anything. Full of omega 3 fatty acids and protein, it’s not just delicious, it’s good for you too. I know, like chicken, it can get boring making the same recipe over and over again. So here’s 9 quick salmon recipes that will have your mouth bursting with flavor each time.
- BBQ – Super easy to make. Salt, pepper, dash of thyme and top with your favorite bbq sauce.
- Herb – Salt, Pepper, Rosemary, Thyme, Garlic, Basil, and a sprinkle of shredded Parmesan Cheese.
- Zesty Italian – Great for those lazy nights. Salt, pepper, and your favorite Zesty Italian Dressing. **not too much or it can be over acidic.
- Pesto – Salt, Pepper, + Pesto : Parmesan Cheese, Basil, Olive OIl. * Pine nuts are optional.
- Cedar Plank – Garlic Powder, Ginger, Salt, Pepper, Orange Slices, and Honey.
- Teriyaki – Salt, Pepper, Ginger, Honey, Teriyaki Sauce.
- Jerk – Salt, Pepper, Jerk Seasoning, Fresh Squeezed Lime.
- Mango Habanero BBQ – Salt, Pepper, BBQ Sauce blended with Habanero’s, Mango, and a splash of fresh OJ and Honey.
*Tip for making moist salmon in the oven everytime* Add a tablespoon or two to bottom of pan before putting in oven and a tablespoon or two of butter. Cook at 375 covered for about 20 minutes. Remove top, baste fish in juices, and cook another 5-10 mins for color.
Serve with your favorite sides whether it’s rice, pasta, a salad, mash potatoes, cous cous, WHATEVER.
Have leftovers? To avoid having the same thing two nights in a row, I’ll use leftover salmon to make salmon cakes. This doesn’t always work for salmon recipes with wet toppings (bbq and teriyaki) but any of the other preps above can be used to make salmon cakes the next day. Just use a ¼ cup of bread crumbs, about a cup of left over salmon shredded or broken up, and 1 egg. Mix them all together, and form patties of your desired size. Spray a pan with oil or lightly grease with butter, fry on each side about 4-5 minutes depending on how you like your crust. BOOM! There ya go, you’ve got a whole new meal. You can eat the salmon cake on it’s own, on a sandwich, or even on a salad.
Drop your favorite salmon meals below. You can never have too many options 😉