These salmon recipes are full of fresh flavor that you won't be able to resist.
Whether you're serving salmon baked, broiled, grilled, or poached; as an appetizer, one-dish dinner, or accompaniment on your brunch table; you're bound to find a few new favorites in our collection of salmon recipes. While salmon isn't native to our warm Gulf waters, we have lots of Southern ways to cook up this cool-water dwelling fish. Consider swapping in char, whitefish, or trout in almost any of these recipes if you're not a fan of salmon. Many of these salmon recipes make quick and easy dinner recipes when paired with one of our delicious side dishes and salads. Add a salmon recipe to your weekly meal plan and we bet you'll soon be finding even more ways to cook with this healthy fish.
Honey-Soy-Glazed Salmon with Veggies and Oranges
Here's the delicious proof that you can serve a complete, no-mess fish dinner in less than 25 minutes. This recipe only uses one pan making cleanup a breeze. Just pile everything on your sheet pan and follow our instructions for perfectly broiled fish that will be on the table in no time.
Cured Salmon with Dill-Horseradish Cream
"People don't think salmon is a Southern thing, but my mom made salmon croquettes every Sunday before church." - Chef John Hall
Hands-on time for this recipe is only 15 minutes, but the salmon will need to chill for 36 hours. As a recipe that has less than 10 ingredients, it is a great make-ahead option when entertaining for breakfast or brunch. Fresh bursts of citrus with lemon, lime, and orange zests give it a refreshing kick perfect for kick starting a dinner party. This no-cook dish is also perfect for saving time and headaches when entertaining because of its very little use of the oven. Serve the thinly sliced salmon with Dill-Horseradish Cream and toasted sourdough bread slices and wow guests with this easy, yet delectable, party appetizer.
Firecracker Grilled Salmon
Recipe: Firecracker Grilled Salmon
From the Kitchen of Amy Clarke, Fairfax, VA, the-savvy-kitchen.com
"Perfect for family or company, this recipe is rich in flavor but light enough to keep your waistline in check."
This salmon recipe will bring a zing to your dinner table. It's spicy, sweet marinade doubles as a sauce for basting while it cooks ensuring this grilled salmon recipe maintains its moisture and flavor.
Roasted Salmon with Lemon and Dill
Serve up this easy roasted salmon recipe with a Creamy Lemon Horseradish Sauce and basmati rice with peas, parsley, and mint. Just cook 2 (8.8-oz.) pouches ready-to-serve basmati rice according to package directions. Stir in 1 cup frozen sweet peas, thawed; 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley; 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh mint; and salt and pepper to taste.
Grilled Salmon Kabobs
Recipe: Grilled Salmon Kabobs
Spice-crusted salmon teams up with the smoky crunch of grilled cucumbers. (If you think cukes are best saved for gazpacho and tea sandwiches, you're in for a delicious surprise.) A creamy yogurt raita, spiked with fresh dill and tangy bits of pickled okra, cools it all down.
Spring Salmon and Vegetable Salad
This flavorful salmon dish is quick to make and easy to clean up! It pairs perfectly with a crisp white wine and the salad dressing is versatile enough to use throughout the week. Line your pan with foil for easy cleanup. The dressing will keep in the fridge up to one week.
Salmon Tostadas with Zucchini-Radish Slaw
This crunchy plateful comes together in 35 minutes. Serve with avocado and lime wedges. Customize the toppings based on your taste for a unique spin that's all your own. We love the addition of fresh jalapeño peppers, but if you're not a fan of spice, stick to the radishes for a cool crunch.
Salmon Croquettes with Dill Sauce
Back in the day, salmon croquettes usually meant rich bindings and fillers (eggs, flour, cracker crumbs) to hold them together. And they were typically fried in an inch of bacon grease. Here, the binder is egg only, and the patties are pan-seared in a little olive oil.
Fingerling Potatoes with Avocado and Smoked Salmon
You'll love the unexpected flavor combination of creamy avocado and fresh dill atop roasted potatoes. This makes a great handheld appetizer when entertaining—just be sure there are plenty to go around.
Recipe: Pecan-and-Dill-Crusted Salmon
This refined whole side of salmon takes only 10 minutes to prep and makes for a stunning presentation. Whether you serve it for a holiday dinner, casual brunch, or Sunday supper you and your family will definitely want to keep this one on the rotation.
Salmon-Cucumber Tea Sandwiches
Recipe: Salmon-Cucumber Tea Sandwiches
Make pretty mosaics with our all-purpose cream cheese spread and layering method. Salmon and cucumber make for a refreshing and delicious pairing.
Creamy Dill and Salmon Bites
Recipe: Creamy Dill and Salmon Bites
Creamy goat cheese with smoked salmon is layered on hearty white bread that has been brushed with a dill butter to complete these flavorful Creamy Dill and Salmon Bites.
Wine Suggestion: "The obvious choice here is Sauvignon Blanc, such as Neil Ellis ($14) or Southern Right ($13). The smoked salmon element opens the door to a top-flite Pinot Grigio, such as Jermann ($22)." —Richard Robinson, Wine Director, The Wine Shop at Western Supermarket, Mountain Brook, Alabama.
Smoked Salmon, Lemon, and Capers Eggs
This zesty recipe for Smoked Salmon, Lemon, and Capers Eggs dresses up ordinary deviled eggs with salty smoked salmon. You'll need 12 peeled hard-cooked eggs for this recipe. Master the first step of the recipe with our helpful video for How To Hard-Boil an Egg.
Mini Corn Cakes with Smoked Salmon and Dill Crème Fraîche
Make these in the morning, and top with salmon and crème fraîche just before your guests arrive. Tight on time? Use store-bought blini instead. This recipe makes about four dozen, so consider doubling or halving the recipe depending on your expected guestlist.
Sesame Salmon Croquettes
Mini Latkes With Salmon-Olive Relish
These mini latkes make a delicious bite-size appetizer. The key to the best latkes is patting the potato-and-onion mixture very dry on paper towels before adding eggs and matzo meal. Get everything ready, including the salt for sprinkling on the cooked latkes, before you grate the potatoes and onion.
Pan-Seared Salmon Nuggets
Recipe: Pan-Seared Salmon Nuggets
Here is a terrific low-fat technique for pan-frying almost any type of fish. You can cook a single serving or several batches—just be sure not to overcrowd the skillet, or the fish will steam rather than crisp and brown.
Smoked Salmon-Avocado Salad
Recipe: Smoked Salmon-Avocado Salad
Smoked salmon packs a great flavor punch in this salad supper. A simple dressing of Dijon mustard and lemon juice is the perfect finish. This recipe was originally intended to be served with pan-fried latkes, so the dressing is a bit tart to balance the richness. Whisk in a little extra olive oil serve with French bread for a more mellow flavor.
Recipe: Poached Salmon
Parsley, garlic, lemon, and mint lend flavor to this simple poached fish. You won't believe how quickly this recipe comes together—just 10 minutes! Serve with a side of rice and simple green salad for a complete meal.