30-Minute Salmon Recipes

Salmon is a great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Incorporate the good-for-you fish into these simple salads, sandwiches, and entrees that are ready in 30 minutes or less. Our easy dinners prove salmon recipes have a place in your weeknight cooking repertoire.

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    Zesty Salmon Pasta Salad

    A tangy chili sauce coats these fresh salmon fillets, which join carrots and mixed greens on a bed of broken lasagna noodles. For a flavorful pan sauce, deglaze the skillet with rice vinegar and drizzle over the speedy seafood pasta.

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    Coffee-Rubbed Salmon Sandwiches

    Our homemade Coffee Rub, made with spices like cumin, cayenne pepper, brown sugar, and espresso powder, brings rich flavor to plain-Jane salmon fillets. Stack the seasoned fish onto toasty buns and finish with creamy horseradish spread.

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    Salmon in Nogada Sauce

    Creamy nogada sauce made with walnuts, queso fresco, and sour cream balances the spicy ancho chile pepper rub featured with these grilled salmon fillets. Pomegranate seeds add a hint of acidity to the Mexican-inspired meal.

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    Citrus Salmon with Broccoli

    Fresh lemon and snipped dill make a bright and nutritious accompaniment to skinless salmon fillets. Serve the healthy fish with sauteed broccoli and a quick pan sauce.

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    Easy Baked Salmon Packets

    For flaky, flavorful fish, try this foolproof cooking technique. Watch as we show you how to bake salmon in parchment paper and share our best tips for determining doneness.

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    Salmon Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

    To add heart-healthy protein to your weekday lunch, look to pouches of cooked salmon. The shortcut ingredient joins strawberries and pecans in this 20-minute main-dish salad.

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    Smoked Salmon Wraps

    Lox-style salmon has a light, smoky flavor that pairs well with the creamy chive spread in these easy wraps. In addition to zucchini, the fast sandwiches are filled with tomatoes, red onion, and capers to transform the bite-size rolls into an entree.

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    Citrus Salsa Salmon

    A refreshing blend of oranges, grapefruit, and cherry tomatoes tops these 20-minute salmon fillets. Jalapeno jelly contributes a kiss of sweet heat to the easy dinner.

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    Pineapple-Glazed Salmon

    When using your broiler to cook salmon, opt for fillets with skin; the thick layer helps keep the fish moist. Tart pineapple juice concentrate flavors the savory glaze used on these simple broiled salmon fillets.

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    Barbecued Salmon with Corn Relish

    Cut the prep time of flaky grilled salmon in half by basting the fish with bottled barbecued sauce. A sweet and spicy relish of corn, sweet peppers, and jalapeno adds an element of freshness to the meal. 

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    Easy Salmon Burgers

    Go beyond beef and reach for salmon fillets to fill your hamburger buns. Mixed with crushed crackers and mustard, the salmon patties make an unexpected (and healthful) protein choice.

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    Maple-Bourbon-Glazed Salmon

    Treat yourself to a fancy seafood dinner with the help of just five common ingredients. Maple syrup, orange juice, and bourbon create this salmon's sweet glaze, while pecans provide a touch of crunch.

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    Mediterranean Salmon Wrap

    Beat the boredom of your lunchtime routine by swapping tuna with canned salmon in your salad wrap. Kalamata olives, red onion, and a splash of lemon juice infuse the hearty filling with Mediterranean flavor.

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    Bacon-Wrapped Salmon with Fruit Chutney

    Crisp, salty bacon pushes skinless salmon fillets into gourmet territory. Pair the protein with tart apricot jam and cranberries for a sweet finish.

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    Simple Baked Salmon

    Keep this quick method for cooking fish in your back pocket for busy weeknights. We'll show you the easiest way to cook salmon in the oven, plus how to know when it is ready to be served.

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    Peanut-Crusted Salmon

    A crumbly mixture of panko, parsley, and peanuts coats these easy baked salmon fillets. Orange peel and juice add acidity to the fish, which pairs well with roasted asparagus.

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    Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict

    Smoked salmon meets a breakfast classic in this quick, energy-boosting recipe. Sandwiched between an English muffin and poached egg, the fish skips heavy hollandaise for a simple homemade cream sauce.

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    Salmon and Asparagus Wraps

    Smoked salmon and asparagus are an unbeatable flavor duo. Roll them into low-calorie sandwich wraps along with lemony cream cheese and red sweet peppers the next time you're in a hurry.

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    Spinach and Chile Salmon Cakes

    A zesty chile butter sauce tops these easy salmon cakes that are quick to prepare on busy weeknights. The fuss-free fish patties hold their shape with the help of antioxidant-rich chopped spinach, plus classic ingredients like egg whites and bread crumbs.

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    Poached Salmon and Citrus Salad

    Poaching gently simmers food in a small amount of liquid, and is an ideal technique for delicate ingredients like salmon. Cooked in a mixture of lime and orange juices, these quick salmon fillets absorb big flavor but little fat.

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    Salmon and Wilted Greens

    Infuse Asian flavor into fresh salmon fillets with tangy sesame-ginger salad dressing. Serve the fish on a bed of mixed greens with fresh orange slices for a supper with spark.

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    Herbed Salmon

    Brighten up skinless fish fillets with a fresh, aromatic seasoning of dill, tarragon, and parsley. Ground black pepper adds a touch of boldness to the easy herbed salmon.

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