I can’t say enough good things about salmon. It’s rich in omega-3 fatty acids along with B vitamins, potassium, and antioxidants. Because studies have shown that it reduces the risk of heart disease, the American Heart Association recommends eating fish like salmon twice a week. Not only that, but it’s a also great source of lean protein, packing in 22- to 25-grams of protein per 3.5-ounce serving. It’s not all about nutrition, either. Salmon has a mild flavor and flaky texture that makes it taste good with almost anything. You can encrust it in pistachios, cook it with white wine and garlic, or turn it into this recipe for Steamed Salmon with Sweet Ginger Soy Glaze. It work just as well with Asian-inspired flavors as it does with French flavors!
The only problem with salmon is that it’s a little intimidating. People who haven’t cooked salmon before might not know that it also happens to be really easy to cook. Previously, our favorite, easy way to cook salmon used foil packets. Recently, we discovered that steamed salmon is even easier! Following this steamed salmon recipe is one of the best ways to introduce yourself to cooking salmon at home. It’s easy, fast, and requires little-to-no cleanup.
Meet my go-to lunch of late. This super healthy, flavor-packed, easy to make salmon poke bowl recipe with quinoa and loads of veggies.
Guys, this salmon poke bowl is so yummy. I ate this for lunch three days straight. Because one, it’s delicious. Two, with the quinoa and salmon cooked ahead of time, it is SO quick to make. And three, it’s super healthy—hello good fats (salmon and avocado) and protein (quinoa).
Let’s talk food prep.
At the beginning of the week, I often make a batch of quinoa to have on hand for quick, healthy lunches. I can’t recommend this enough. Quinoa is perfect for throwing into salads and it keeps for a good few days in the refrigerator.
This baked salmon recipe comes from my very popular ginger garlic baked chicken. I have been making the chicken for years but never thought of using the same marinade for salmon.
Imagine baking the salmon with some ginger, garlic, honey, soy sauce, and oyster sauce.
Ginger and garlic are two of my favorite ingredients. I never run out of them in my kitchen.
In Asian cooking, they are two of the most important ingredients that impart amazing aromas and flavors to all kinds of food, especially when they are used to marinate protein such as chicken, meat, or seafood such as salmon.
The end result is SO good. The salmon is extremely flavorful and delightful.
Once you start making one pan meals on a sheet tray you’ll want to make them as often as possible. They are generally easy to make and they require less clean up. And when you can cook your veggie with your main dish, then why not?
This is a one pan dish that has the perfect combination of flavors! Lemon and parmesan were just made to go together, so I decided to go with a lemon pepper salmon and garlic parmesan asparagus – and indeed it made the perfect one pan dish. And prep couldn’t get any easier, this came together in no time! And I love how it also only takes 15 – 20 minutes to bake. The other great thing about this is that my whole family loved it! Picky eating kids included. I’m so glad that both of my girls are finally starting to love salmon! It took a long time for me to love it as a kid. I remember the first time I finally I liked it was when my grandma breaded it and deep fried it like chicken nuggets. Worked like a charm, key to getting a kid to like salmon. Smart grandma :). Now my thoughts on getting kids to like something – cover it with cheese, like so (as long as they don’t have a dairy allergy of course). When there’s cheese it’s got to be good!
Tender and flaky salmon combined with creamy and smooth spinach stuffing… Oh yes, this Spinach Stuffed Salmon has it all. It is a great meal that’s easy enough to make on a weeknight, but also fancy enough for an elegant dinner.
One of my favorite things about this salmon recipe is that for the most part, the ingredients are relatively simple. As is my advice for cooking or baking anything, your recipe is only as good as your ingredients. It is important to pick quality ingredients.
I’m always intimidated to cook with salmon. It’s one of those temperamental ingredients that can be completely undercooked or overcooked. But with Wolf’s dual fuel range, you’ll be able to cook the perfect salmon right at home – wonderfully crisp and seared on the outside and completely cooked through to perfection on the inside.
Wolf dual fuel ranges feature the best of two worlds – gas cooking topside and an electric oven with dual convection below, ideal for cooking salmon. Now I’ve tried the pan-fried method on several occasions but the salmon either ends up too overcooked on the outside or completely raw on the inside. So by searing it first, you’ll get that amazingly crisp exterior, crusted with a sweet honey glaze. Once that’s done, you can pop it right in the oven to let it completely cook through.
With just 5 ingredients, this Sheet Pan Dinner is an easy way to get to get a healthy meal on the table FAST! By baking the Maple-Glazed Salmon with Sweet Potatoes and Broccoli all on one tray, there are very few dishes to wash at the end of this family-friendly meal!
Look, I know that salmon has a pretty hefty price tag and you may be wondering why I would use fresh expensive salmon in a pasta recipe. My reason is simple. If you use the freshest, most fabulous ingredients you can find, you only need 5 to make the most extraordinary meal in the world.
This is a date night pasta, have friends over for dinner and spoil them pasta, or as in my case, cook it for hubby after a long day of DIY and reminisce about the similar pasta you enjoyed overlooking the Venice Canals pasta.
Salmon is a quick and healthy meal that takes minimal effort to cook. When I’m looking for a simple meal that I know everyone will love, I turn to pan seared salmon. Salmon takes just minutes to cook, and the sauce for this dish only contains 5 ingredients! It doesn’t get much easier than this.
This pan seared salmon is tender salmon fillets coated in the most delicious garlic butter sauce. A super easy dinner option that can be on the table in less than 20 minutes!