If, like us, you’re a little obsessed with the flavor and health benefits of this popular pink fish, these simple salmon recipes deserve an immediate bookmark.
Why is salmon such a great catch?
It’s a tasty source of protein that’s also rich in omega-3s, fatty acids that are good for your gut and are associated with reducing risk factors linked to heart disease, like high triglycerides, high blood pressure, and blood clotting. Omega-3s are also anti-inflammatory, which is an overall health win. (Bonus: Eating salmon may even help banish PMS symptoms!)
And while in general fish can be a little intimidating to cook at home, our recipes prove that making salmon a part of meals the whole family will love can be super easy. Consult these recommendations to choose the most responsibly sourced salmon, first, and then give the recipes below a try. Trust us, once you do, you’ll want to make them over and over again.
5 Simple Salmon Recipes
If “Broiled Salmon with Spinach” came on a bumper sticker, we’d put it on our car. (You’d totally honk in approval, right?) This recipe just epitomizes how simple and delicious eating the healthiest foods can be, even on the busiest days.
Salmon cakes were kind of a staple of Tupperware party-era cooking, and we still love them. Especially when you make them this way, with fresh scallions, lemon zest, and Dijon.
Salmon and asparagus go together like spaghetti and meatballs. You can pair them in many ways, but here, we put them in a delicious omelet with salty feta and herbs for flavor.
Baking fish en papillote, as the French would say, has many benefits. The parchment pouch allows the fish to steam gently, making it retain more moisture and flavor. The best part? It makes for extra easy clean up, since you can just toss the parchment.
Smoked, salmon becomes an ideal ingredient for breakfast, lunch, or an appetizer. Here, the salty, smoky flavor is complemented by the creamy cheese, fresh tomato, and crunchy, toasted bread.