Easy to cook and a total crowd-pleaser, salmon is the perfect go-to dish for any night when you want something that feels a little dressed up.
The best part is, there are tons of healthy salmon recipes that involve more than simple parchment paper and garlic butter (though that's always a classic). Below are our absolute favorite salmon dinner ideas, from honey soy-glazed salmon to poke bowls to the best salmon burger ever.
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Get ready to discover your favorite new way to eat salmon. Just coat a salmon fillet with a simple, three-ingredient parmesan crust, and bake for 10 minutes. The result is an umami-packed finish that'll make every bite extra satisfying.
Recipe: Parmesan Crusted Salmon | Shop This Recipe tasty.co
Unlike many Wellington recipes, this one is beginner-friendly. You simply tuck a salmon fillet layered with cream cheese, breadcrumbs, and a tasty spinach mixture into a sheet of puff pastry. Bake for 25 minutes, and you've got a crispy, luxurious salmon dish that's ready to eat.
Recipe: Salmon Wellington | Shop This Recipe tasty.co
For a no-nonsense meal, try this parchment salmon recipe that's as easy to clean up as it is to make. Layer a fillet of garlic-buttered salmon over a bed of sliced potatoes, then seal both inside a sheet of parchment paper and bake for half an hour.
Recipe: Parchment Garlic Butter Salmon | Shop This Recipe tasty.co
For those evenings when you want a restaurant-quality meal in the comfort of your home, this one-pan salmon and asparagus combo comes to the rescue. Serve it on a bed of rice or quinoa (in a candlelit room) for the full Michelin star experience.
Recipe: One-Pan Honey Garlic Salmon & Asparagus | Shop This Recipe tasty.co
To streamline clean-up, make sure to use a piece of parchment paper that completely covers the baking sheet. The sweet glaze
will drip off the salmon, and you'll be glad you don't have to spend your evening scraping your pan clean. Recipe: One-Pan Teriyaki Salmon Dinner | Shop This Recipe tasty.co
If you're like me, you'll make double portions of this recipe and enjoy it first for dinner, then again for lunch the next day. A perfectly-marinated salmon filet is a guaranteed way to elevate that work-from-home lunch break.
Recipe: Salmon Meal Prep for Two | Shop This Recipe tasty.co
Sometimes, you don't want fancy marinades or cooking techniques. All you need is a fillet of salmon, a bit of oil to fry it up in, and whatever green vegetable is easiest to cook.
Recipe: Pan-Fried Salmon | Shop This Recipe tasty.co
I love parchment paper recipes because when they're ready to eat, they make me feel like I'm unwrapping a gift. In this case, the present is a delicious, melt-in-your-mouth salmon fillet that's perfectly seasoned with lemon and olive oil.
Recipe: Parchment Lemon Dill Salmon | Shop This Recipe tasty.co
I'm a sucker for a classic beef burger, but these salmon burgers prove that a satisfying, tender, protein-packed patty can also come from the sea. And this sauce? Don't talk to me until I'm done licking it off my fingers.
Recipe: Easy Zesty Salmon Burgers | Shop This Recipe tasty.co
If you're planning a dinner party and want an appetizer that'll wow your guests, try these skewered salmon bites. As a bonus: You can toss any leftovers in a salad or pair them with a bowl of rice the next day.
Recipe: Teriyaki Salmon Bites | Shop This Recipe tasty.co
This is what I love about cooking: Combine a bunch of dried herbs that taste plain on their own — like paprika, oregano, thyme, and pepper — and together, they transform a plain salmon fillet into a flavor-packed main dish.
Recipe: Cajun Blackened Salmon | Shop This Recipe tasty.co
Salmon doesn't even need to be cooked to taste out-of-this-world. Take this poke bowl recipe, for instance — a traditional Hawaiian dish that transforms a sushi-grade salmon fillet into a filling meal that's perfect for lunch or dinner.
Recipe: Salmon Poke Bowl | Shop This Recipe tasty.co
This is the perfect date night meal. It's easy to make, tastes amazing, and has really fun plating. And if you're anything like me and are intimidated by the idea of slicing into a giant pineapple, you can always use the canned stuff — you won't be compromising on flavor.
Recipe: Pineapple Sweet Chili Salmon | Shop This Recipe tasty.co
Maple mustard sauce is one of those concoctions that makes me think, "Hmmm, it's not so bad being an adult." You don't even have to love mustard to enjoy this dish — the two ingredients meld seamlessly to create an even better super-flavor.
Recipe: Maple Mustard Salmon | Shop This Recipe tasty.co
The best thing about this onigiri recipe is that it only takes three ingredients, making it even simpler than Emily Mariko's viral TikTok salmon recipe. It's not specified in the recipe, but remember to use sticky semi-glutinous rice to form the perfect little spheres.
Recipe: Salmon Rice Ball (Onigiri) | Shop This Recipe tasty.co
Asparagus, green beans, and rice are all great sides for salmon, but have you ever tried a smoky squash salad? It's made from butternut squash, sweet potatoes, shallots, and a variety of delectable herbs and spices. I guarantee you'll want seconds.
Recipe: Seared Salmon with Smoky Squash Salad | Shop This Recipe tasty.co
Look, you get it by now — sweet ingredients like honey and maple syrup go exceedingly well with salmon. This recipe is no exception. Coat your salmon fillets in this brown sugar bourbon rub, then toss them on the grill for the perfect salad-topping protein.
Recipe: Grilled Brown Sugar Bourbon Salmon Salad tasty.co