Quick Salmon Recipes Made in 30 Minutes or Less
Even if you've only got half an hour to get dinner on the table, you don't have to settle for ordering out or microwaving a frozen meal. Quick-cooking salmon is an easy solution, with these recipes featuring the versatile fish in everything from soups to salads to sheet pan dinners.
Brown Sugar-Grilled Salmon with Zucchini and Fennel "Noodles"
Sweet-and-tart brown sugar glaze gives fresh catch salmon fillets a tender crunch exterior and loads of rich flavor. Serve over a bed of zucchini and fennel ribbons, if desired.
Corn and Salmon Chowder
The secret to this hearty soup is its flavorful broth, made with the corncobs. The kernels add extra corn flavor and crunch.
Honey-Ginger Glazed Salmon
Complete the meal with a side of roasted or steamed carrots.
Lemony Roasted Salmon with White Wine Couscous
The tangy herbed yogurt sauce also moistens the salmon during cooking.
Broiled Salmon and Asparagus with Crème Fraîche
This technique cooks salmon perfectly every time. The sauce is flavorful and rich, but not heavy--just right for a weeknight.
Kale and Beet Salad with Salmon
White balsamic vinegar is slightly sweet; cider vinegar is tangier. Either will be delicious here.
Salmon Soup with Tomato, Dill, and Garlic
Andrea Nguyen and husband Rory O'Brien use fish sauce nearly every day, in traditional Vietnamese and Thai dishes, and as a stealth ingredient in BBQ sauce. "When a Western dish such as chili or boeuf bourguignon needs extra gravitas," Nguyen says, nuoc mam is part of the remedy. Carp is the fish typically used in this traditional Vietnamese soup (known as rieu), but since it is not commonly available at regular markets, Nguyen switched to salmon.
Seared Salmon with Orange-Lentil Salad
Serve seared salmon over an Orange-Lentil salad for a flavorful fish dish.
Honey-Mustard Baked Salmon with Vegetables
A tangy honey-mustard sauce gives salmon a flavorful kick, and a panko breadcrumb crust adds a nice crunch. Even kids and adults who are normally skeptical of fish will love this delicious sheet pan supper. When shopping for salmon, choose center-cut filets, which are thicker and more uniform in size so that each piece of fish will cook at the same time.
Seared Salmon Fillets with Orzo Pilaf
Fresh dill adds a bright and herby flavor to this 30-minute meal of Seared Salmon Fillets with Orzo Pilaf.