Baked Salmon Recipes
Eat More Fish
Eating salmon or other fatty fish twice a week provides major heart-protective benefits associated with omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oils, according to the American Heart Association. Use these creative recipes to start incorporating more of this healthy fish into your weekly regimen.
Simple yet radically sophisticated, our first dish, Sesame Salmon with Green Onions and Lemon, comes together in less than 30 minutes. For even better flavor, if you have access to fresh ramps or baby leeks, use them instead of green onions, and sub pea shoots (or your favorite baby lettuce or microgreens) for the arugula.
Seafood Feast Menu: Roasted Side of Salmon with Shallot Cream
A roasted side of salmon makes a mighty impressive dish for special company, but few home cooks attempt it, largely due to the fear factor. Cooking fish can seem daunting: With most finfish like halibut, cod, or tilapia, the flesh is easily, quickly overdone. That's why we chose salmon, and a large piece at that, which offers big advantages: First, it's rich because of its oil, and is harder to overcook. Second, as with beef, individual preferences can run from rare to well done. When you cook a 3-pound piece of salmon, you can easily deliver a fish that's cooked to about medium at the thickest part and cooked through at the thinner portion for those who like it that way. Everybody, especially the cook, wins.
A relatively quick and easy lunch sandwich to make, this recipe is ready in just about 10 minutes and is full of unique textures and tastes.
Honey-Ginger Glazed Salmon
The sweet-sticky glaze makes this salmon dinner a winner with the kids. The honey-ginger glazes packs a ton of flavor without a long list of ingredients or extra time in the kitchen. With such little preparation, these salmon filets are the perfect weeknight meal that you can easily add into your cooking rotation. Complete the meal with a side of roasted or steamed carrots and a hearty spoonful of brown rice for a well-balanced meal.
Salmon with Hoisin Glaze
This five-ingredient salmon recipe requires just over 15 minutes to prepare and is guaranteed to please friends and family. Enjoy garlicky-spicy snow peas on the side.
Roasted Salmon with Thyme and Honey-Mustard Glaze
A bed of fragrant fresh thyme lends wonderful flavor to the fish. Have your fishmonger remove the pin bones from the fillet, and choose one cut toward the head end of the fish.
In this quick and easy recipe, rich salmon, coated in almond meal, acquires a toasted flavor reminiscent of browned butter. Serve with broccoli rabe, orzo pasta, and pinot noir.
Slow-Roasted Brown Sugar and Dill Cured Salmon
Slow roasting the cured fish gives the salmon a velvety, silken texture.
Sweet peppers, tangy lemon slices, and heady spices come together in this simple dish that yields tender fish and vegetables in a flavorful sauce. Serve in bowls over couscous or basmati rice to soak up the tasty juices.
Glazed Salmon with Couscous
You can't beat this quick weeknight dinner that's table-ready in 25 minutes. Glazing the salmon before cooking keeps it moist; a second-coat later lets the sweet-tangy sauce shine.
Pineapple Teriyaki Salmon
For a delicious teriyaki salmon dinner, check out this Asian-inspired salmon recipe featuring a glaze made from pineapple juice, brown sugar, soy sauce, and orange zest.
Mustard-Glazed Salmon with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes
This meal is simple yet so impressive, perfect for a season full of casual entertaining that starts well before Christmas and New Year’s. Luxurious lemon curd is the secret to a fantastic glazed salmon; your guests will be in awe. You can also substitute honey for equally delicious results. A big batch of buttery mashed potatoes starts as a side tonight, then is incorporated into portable casseroles (’tis the season for potlucks, after all). If you don’t have a party to get to, freeze ahead for instant comfort on nights when there’s no time—or energy—to cook.
In this simple and nutritious entrée, almonds supply vitamin E, while salmon delivers a good amount of niacin. Vary the herbs according to your preference; try dill, thyme, or basil.
Salmon with Lime-Hoisin Glaze with Crunchy Bok Choy Slaw
This spicy bok choy slaw couldn't be easier to assemble—you'll only need to follow the first step of the recipe. Toss and enjoy.
Salmon with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
In this dish, our readers have found that it isn’t necessary to season the salmon because the tomatoes, thyme, and garlic already create a flavorful sauce for the fish.
Lemony Roasted Salmon with White Wine Couscous
The tangy herbed yogurt sauce also moistens the salmon during cooking.
Citrus Salmon with Garlicky Greens
This tangy citrus salmon has only 272 calories per serving and serves well with mashed red-skin potatoes or orzo tossed with olive oil for a healthy, well-rounded meal.
Orange-Glazed Salmon with Olive Quinoa
The fragrant orange glaze caramelizes as the salmon quickly cooks under the broiler. To serve 4, double the salmon, glaze, and quinoa, and increase the water for the quinoa to 1¼ cups.
Sweet-Spicy Glazed Salmon
Sweet, spicy, salty, sour—just four ingredients hit all the flavor notes in the sauce for this top-rated dish. Chinese-style hot mustard has a sharp bite similar to that of wasabi. If you don't have it on hand, use Dijon mustard or 1 teaspoon of a dry mustard such as Coleman's.
Broiled Salmon with Creamy Lemon-Dill Sauce
You may find a few salmon options at the counter; go for sustainable farmed Atlantic salmon, U.S. farmed coho, or wild Alaskan salmon. Serve over a bed of prepared farro.
Sherry-Glazed Salmon with Collard Greens
The sherry-glaze on the salmon is slightly sweet and is nicely countered by the bitter greens. Tip: Line your pan with foil for easy cleanup.
Honey-Dijon Glazed Salmon with Flash-Cooked Zucchini
No pastry brush? Use a spoon to divide the sticky glaze evenly over fillets and then use the back of the spoon to spread. Preheating the pan allows the skin side of the salmon fillets to crisp while the broiler quickly cooks the flesh side. The honey-Dijon glaze locks in moisture and caramelizes nicely in the hot oven.
Ready in just 20 minutes, this salmon recipe is easy and the perfect way to incorporate more fish into your family’s regular diet.
Indian-Spiced Salmon with Basmati Rice
"The Indian-Spiced Salmon and Nutty Basmati Rice were both great!" said reader Connie Hendon. "They were easy to prepare and did not require a lot of time. I simply cooked some fresh green beans to go with these two dishes, and we had an easy, complete meal. My family loved them. Oh, and of course no one noticed that it did not have gluten."
Easy Pesto Salmon
This easy, two-step pesto salmon is the perfect choice for a fresh and light meal for the family year-round.
Fontina-Stuffed Baked Salmon with Herb Jus
Avoid complaints of fishy salmon by removing the skin that holds in the fish taste. Serve this stuffed salmon in a pasta bowl to capture the flavorful jus, or broth, in the dish.
Quick Broiled Salmon with Vegetables
Your friends will never believe how simple this beautiful dish actually is.