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    The 30 BEST Salmon Recipes

    If you’re looking for some new salmon recipes, you’ve come to the right place. This collections of 30 great dishes from GypsyPlate and around the internet will keep you coming back for more!

    To fully appreciate the versatility of this great fish, we are including recipes for four versions of salmon: fresh, canned, cold smoked and hot smoked.

    Why eat salmon

    Salmon is a low-calorie protein source rich in heart-healthy omega-3s, and low in saturated fat. It has also been shown in studies to lower inflammation, which may reduce the risk factors for several diseases.

    Wild caught Alaskan salmon is also a well managed and sustainable food source. Legally enforced caps on catch limits prevent overfishing and keep the population levels healthy.

    What’s the best kind of salmon

    I generally recommend wild caught salmon rather than farm raised. It has a richer flavor, more nutrition and is generally better quality. That being said, farmed salmon is a budget friendly alternative.

    If going with wild salmon, there are three primary species available in fresh form:

    • King Salmon has the highest fat content, leading to a rich flavor and texture. It is the most prized of the species.
    • Sockeye Salmon is the leanest and has a vibrant red color and the strongest flavor.
    • Coho Salmon is similar in flavor to king, but has a more delicate texture. They are smaller fish and are more frequently used when cooking the fish whole.

    When buying fresh salmon, make sure the flesh is pink with no brown or grey blemishes.

    Salmon season runs from late-April to-mid October. When fresh is not available, frozen is a great alternative.

    The 30 BEST Salmon Recipes

    Fresh Salmon Recipes

    1. Firecracker Salmon

    If you’re looking for a new recipe to really jazz up your salmon, this is it! It’s salty, it’s sweet, and it’s a little bit spicy! Firecracker salmon just may become one of your new go-to recipes.

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    2. Baked Salmon with Mango Salsa

    This easy recipe features spicy-limey salmon which blends perfectly with the sweetness of fresh mango salsa. It’s a tropical delight!

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    3. Creamy Garlic Butter Tuscan Salmon

    Lately I have become a big fan of any recipe that has “Tuscan” in the name, and this one is no exception. Perfectly cooked salmon in a creamy parmesan sauce enhanced with sundried tomatoes and spinach. YUM!

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    4. Seared Salmon Tacos

    Isn’t anything great in a taco? This recipe featured nicely seasoned seared salmon and is topped with a beautiful avocado crema sauce. Ole!

    Get the Recipe @ kimscravings

    5. Teriyaki Salmon

    Somehow salmon and umami-sweet Asian flavors seem the perfect marriage. This sheet pan teriyaki salmon has your favorite fish and tons of veggies drenched in a delightful teriyaki glaze. Perfect.

    Get the Recipe @ carlsbadcravings

    6. Creamy Spinach Stuffed Salmon

    This easy but oh so fancy looking salmon is stuffed with a creamy, garlicky spinach filling and drenched in a garlic butter sauce. Now this is one to serve to guests!

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    7. Salmon Coconut Curry

    Another Asian inspired recipe, this red Thai curry has a rich, creamy coconut milk base. You can make it mild or make it spicy, either way this is soo comforting over a heaping mound of rice.

    Get the Recipe @ saltandlavendar

    8. Baked Cajun Salmon

    Add a little New Orleans style flair to your fish with this quick and easy recipe. Those Cajun flavors compliment the salmon so wonderfully you’ll be going back for seconds!

    Get the Recipe @ whatsinthepan

    9. Asian Salmon Kababs

    These colorful kababs are a great make ahead meal for guests. After assembling your skewers they only take a quick 10 minutes to cook and your company be wowed.

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    10. Greek Salmon

    This light and fresh grilled salmon is enhanced by plenty of fresh herbs and crumbled feta cheese. You’ll feel like you’re dining on the shores of the Med.

    Get the Recipe @ halfbakedharvest

    11. Salmon Wild Rice Casserole

    This easy casserole is a complete meal with healthy salmon, veggies and wild rice. This is a great comfort foody weeknight dinner.

    Get the Recipe @ foodnessgracious

    12. Jerk Salmon Bowl

    Hey mon! This jerk salmon bowl is loaded with great Caribbean flavors, rice, black beans, fresh mango and plenty of cilantro. This is one tropical treat!

    Get the Recipe @ pinchofyum

    13. Baked Salmon with Red Chimichurri

    This tasty salmon is topped with chimichurri sauce. If you’re unfamiliar, it’s time you got acquainted. Chimichurri is a super flavorful Brazilian condiment with olive oil, garlic and tons of fresh herbs. Typically used as a steak garnish, it’s awesome on this baked salmon.

    Get the Recipe @ sandravalvassori

    14. Salmon Nigiri

    If you come across some sashimi grade salmon, this easy recipe is the way to go. You’ll feel like you’re dining in a fine sushi restaurant.

    Get the Recipe @ izzycooking

    15. Pecan Crusted Salmon

    This great baked salmon recipe has a sweet, salty and crunchy pecan based crust. This will become one of your favorite salmon recipes in no time.

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    16. Lemon Baked Salmon with Lemon Dill Sauce

    Another quick and easy weeknight dinner for you. This baked salmon is topped with a wonderful hummus based lemon dill sauce.

    Get the Recipe @ minimalistbaker

    17. Salmon Piccata

    Who says piccata is only for chicken? The lemony, caper studded sauce goes great with fresh salmon.

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    Canned Salmon Recipes

    18. Salmon Patties

    Probably the most well known use for canned salmon, these patties are easy yet so satisfying. The whole family will love these crispy little fried cakes.

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    19. Canned Salmon Salad

    This quick and easy canned salmon salad is a great make ahead lunch or light dinner option. It’s packed with fresh veggies and healthy salmon.

    Get the Recipe @ saladswithanastasia

    20. Miso Noodle Soup with Salmon

    Miso noodle soup is a great addition to your easy dinner repertoire. It only takes 20 minutes and is loaded with great Asian flavors.

    Get the Recipe @ oliveandmango

    Cold Smoked Salmon Recipes

    21. Smoked Salmon and Avocado Pizza

    This super flavorful meal is a light alternative to your usual cheese laden pizza. The combinations of flavors blend perfectly in this easy recipe.

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    22. Smoked Salmon Crostini

    This smoked salmon crostini features cream cheese, capers and dill for a great combination of flavors. This is a great looking, yet easy party appetizer.

    Get the Recipe @ cookswellwithothers

    23. Goat Cheese and Smoked Salmon English Muffin

    This might be your new favorite breakfast or snack. Cold smoked salmon, creamy goat cheese and arugula atop a crispy English muffin with a drizzle of olive oil. So simple yet so good.

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    24. Smoked Salmon Quiche

    This quiche is a great make ahead brunch option. Smoked salmon, asparagus and gruyere cheese in a fluffy egg matrix all inside a nice crust.

    Get the Recipe @ recipetineats

    25. Smoked Salmon Roll Ups

    Another great party appetizer alert! The roll ups are filled with smoked salmon, avocado, cucumber and cream cheese. Watch your guests gobble them up!

    Get the Recipe @ eatwellwithsari

    Hot Smoked Salmon Recipes

    26. Smoked Salmon Dip

    This super quick smoked salmon dip is a great party appetizer. All you need is your favorite chips or crackers and everyone will be digging in!

    Get the Recipe @ wellnourished

    27. Smoked Salmon Chowder

    This rich and satisfying chowder has a creamy tomatoey base with capers and great seasoning. This is one comfy cozy bowl of deliciousness!

    Get the Recipe @ thisishowicook

    28. Avocado Smoked Salmon Salad

    This salad is a meal in itself. Tons of fresh veggies, smoked salmon and feta cheese with a beautiful Dijon honey vinaigrette. This is perfect when you want both light yet satisfying.

    Get the Recipe @ wholeandheavenlyoven

    29. Smoked Salmon Kedgree

    This rice based dish is a British take on Indian cuisine and is jam packed with great flavors. Often eaten as a breakfast, this meal is great anytime.

    Get the Recipe @ cookrepublic

    30. Fettucine and Smoked Salmon in Vodka Sauce

    And wrapping up our list, this fettucine and smoked salmon in vodka sauce is one creamy bowl of pasta deliciousness. It whips up in only 25 minutes, but seems so fancy your family or guests will be wowed!

    Get the Recipe @ allthatsjas

    We hope you enjoyed this great collection of salmon recipes. I know we sure enjoyed trying them out for you! Let us know what recipe was your favorite.

    Be sure to bookmark or pin this post so you always have some great options when you come across a nice piece of this healthy and delicious fish. And be sure to subscribe to the GypsyPlate mailing list, we’re always cooking up new recipes for you! See you soon with more tasty recipes!

    The 30 BEST Salmon Recipes

    The 30 BEST Salmon Recipes

    Yield: 4 servings
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 10 minutes
    Total Time: 15 minutes

    This collection of the 30 BEST Salmon Recipes will give you plenty of ways to cook that tasty and healthy fish. We have included dishes using fresh, canned, cold smoked and hot smoked. For a simple dinner, try this easy grilled salmon recipe.


    • 1.5 lbs salmon fillet, cut into four pieces
    • 2 Tbsp olive oil
    • 2 tsp kosher salt
    • 1 tsp freshly cracked pepper


    1. Preheat grill on high heat.
    2. Brush olive oil on flesh side of salmon. Sprinkle on salt and pepper.
    3. Place salmon on grill skin side down. Close the lid and cook 6-8 minutes, until salmon becomes a lighter color.
    4. Flip fillets, close the lid and cook an additional 3-4 minutes.
    5. Remove to a plate and serve with fresh lemon.
    Nutrition Information
    Yield 4 Serving Size 1
    Amount Per Serving Calories 412Total Fat 28gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 21gCholesterol 107mgSodium 733mgCarbohydrates 0gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 38g

    Nutrition information calculated by Nutritionix.

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