Its rich flavor, beautiful red-orange flesh, and high levels of beneficial omega-3 fatty acids, are just some of the reasons why salmon is the most popular fish in the U.S. Wild-caught salmon is the best-tasting and most environmentally friendly choice. We’re fans of Alaskan salmon, which is wild-caught then flash frozen and widely available in grocery stores and at fish markets. When you see fresh, not frozen, wild salmon for sale, it is usually fish that has been thawed.
Salmon is super simple to cook and so versatile, as you’ll see from this collection of recipes. You can use it in everything from hearty chowders to homemade sushi, and when either is made with baked—not raw fish—either is a family-friendly recipe that can be easily added to your weeknight dinner rotation. Our Roasted Salmon and Spring Onions with Mint-Caper Pesto, pictured here, is an impressive, delicious place to start. For easier prep and cleaning, we also have one-pan salmon dinners like Wild Salmon and Romanesco Pilaf. And salmon is sublime for entertaining, whether cured for a stunning party appetizer like Juniper-and-Gin Gravlax or roasted with dill and beets for a most spectacular entrée.
If you’re already a salmon fan but tend to always cook this king of fish the same way, our recipes will inspire you to bake salmon in a parchment parcel, poach it on the stovetop, or turn it into the most delicious fish cakes. Let salmon be the star of salad entrées like Salmon Niçoise with Caper Dressing, or try salmon in our spicy coconut curry. You can even take it to the grill (or grill pan) with recipes like a weeknight Grilled Salmon with Rye Panzanella and or Crisp Grilled Salmon with Fennel and Olive Relish where a whole side of salmon is grilled for a dramatic but foolproof dinner party centerpiece.
Whatever the occasion, let these salmon recipes guide your cooking—you’ll soon see that the king of fish deserves a spot in weeknight dinners with the family and larger dinner parties alike.