Lemon Butter Salmon

This easy salmon recipe is just great for busy weeknights when you need to make something quick. Cook some rice while the salmon is searing, and your filling dinner is ready in no time. On top of that, you probably have all the ingredients in your pantry to make this delicious dish.

Salmon is my favorite fish, and even though I don’t eat it very often, I always enjoy salmon recipes. I’ve already shared two of my favorite salmon recipes on Cooktoria (Salmon in Roasted Pepper Sauce and Salmon Burgers), so I thought that today we could go back to basics and talk about how to make classic lemon-butter sauce and how to sear salmon. With a few simple tips, your salmon can be perfectly crispy on the outside, moist and tender and flaky on the inside.

Baked Salmon with Buttery Honey Mustard Sauce

In the winter aren’t we all using the oven to cook salmon (grilling just isn’t happening in this 20 degree whether)?

It’s such a simple foolproof method to cook salmon and it always yields deliciously tender, flavorful results (as long as you don’t over-bake it!).

Of course salmon is good on it’s own spritzed with a bit of fresh lemon but of course it’s just that much better with a second layer of flavor, by finishing it with a bright sauce.

This sauce couldn’t be easier to make. No simmering and reducing, no lengthy list of ingredients, and no 30 minute marinating – all you need to do is blend a few simple ingredients and you’ve got a sauce that will take salmon to next level goodness!

Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Ball

I’m not going to give you the recipe for smoking salmon, because I’m guessing most normal people do not own smokers. But rest assured, you can buy pre-smoked salmon at the grocery store and it’s just as good.

I will, however, give you an amazing recipe for a Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Ball.

Salmon Salad Sandwiches

Here’s a tasty and inventive way to get more salmon into your diet.  These sandwiches take only 10 minutes to make…they use canned salmon in a tasty dressing, served on whole wheat bread.  Give them a try…they’re delicious.

Baked Shrimp Salmon Recipe

This oven baked salmon recipe is so quick to prepare. Fresh salmon fillets with shrimp and asparagus in lemon butter, a one-pan meal. The butter and lemon penetrate deep into the salmon-producing the juiciest and most flavorful salmon. When combined with the shrimp and asparagus, this one-pan meal is mouthwateringly delicious.

I love dishes that have melted butter combined with seasonings. The butter melts and enhances the flavors of the dish whether you are using salmon or Cod or Chicken Thighs.

Indian Salmon Curry

There’s everything to love about this super easy & quick Salmon curry Indian Style! Do you know why?

It’s not because this Indian Salmon curry is creamy or rich. This curry is special because it’s homey with all those everyday flavors that combine to make a comforting & light meal 🙂

Today’s recipe is not restaurant style cooking but home-style where the spices are correctly balanced with the right amount of onion, tomato & garlic.

You won’t be perplexed with overwhelming flavors because this curry is all about the Salmon & less about the other ingredients.

Asian Salmon Tacos

Sunday morning I was relaxing in bed with Pete reading this list with a smile on my face when I somehow dumped a massive cup of coffee (with cream) all over the entire bed. I then tried with my greatest speed and strength to completely strip everything off the bed before it soaked into the mattress. Blech. Lets just say that the relaxation party was over, and 10 hours later I am still working on all of the laundary I created from that one clumsy moment. The rest of the day was spent on a pinterest binge, trying to help the girls fly a kite in the wind storm while my family watched the Seahawks game inside. The funny part is, that while we are 4 miles from Century Link Field, no one is exaggerating that it is the loudest stadium in football. We could hear the cheering from our back terrace. Seriously.

And at the end of this lazy weekend, I wanted something delicious and healthy and EASY. Enter these Asian Salmon Tacos- the perfect twist on traditional Fish Tacos


Homemade Sushi

I’ll be very honest and say that there’s definitely a reason why chefs spend a decade learning how to perfect sushi rice or cut raw fish like a boss, because it does make a difference.

Homemade sushi will never be at the level of sushi from the top sushi restaurants in NYC, but here’s where homemade sushi wins:

You get to gorge yourself on a sushi FEAST for like $20, whereas a similar amount of sushi at a restaurant would cost a couple hundred. Soooooo worth it, if you ask me.

And you know what else? Sushi is really fun to make at home.

Steamed Salmon with Sweet Ginger Soy Glaze

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.

Salmon Poke Bowl Recipe with Quinoa

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.