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on August 23, 2022
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Simple Salmon Recipes that are as approachable as they are delicious, plus this Roasted Garlic Salmon for two!
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Salmon is a family favorite for its rich flavor, juicy texture, and numerous health benefits. This 8+ Simple Salmon Recipes list is designed to motivate you to eat more salmon and feel confident while cooking it!

Green tip:  Look for Marine Stewardship Council and Friend of the Sea labels on your fish to ensure they were harvested sustainably.

As an environmental scientist, sourcing seafood sustainably is very important to me.

Salmon farming, when done carelessly, poses a risk to our environment for several reasons. The antibiotics used in salmon farms can then leach into the surrounding environment and the depletion of other wild fish harvested to feed the salmon.

Similarly, wild-caught salmon poses other risks, including overfishing and bycatch. Plus, there are often issues with availability and access to wild-caught salmon.

So where does that leave us when it comes to sourcing salmon sustainably? We have two great choices: sustainably farmed salmon, or wild-caught Alaskan salmon.

Simple Salmon Recipes

  1. 3-Ingredient Pesto Butter Salmon
  2. Heavenly Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict
  3. Almond Crusted Salmon with Parmesan
  4. One-Pot Cajun Salmon Pasta
  5. Roasted Garlic Salmon for Two
  6. Salmon Spinach Pasta with White Wine Sauce
  7. Teriyaki Salmon Bowl
  8. One-Pot Smoked Salmon Pasta with Parmesan
  9. 30-Minute Spicy Salmon Bowl
  10. Creamy Blackened Salmon Pasta


1. Three-Ingredient Pesto Butter Salmon

pesto butter salmon served on top of creamy pasta

3-Ingredient Pesto Butter Salmon

This Pesto Butter Salmon requires just 3 ingredients and 15 minutes to bring you a healthful dish that's bursting with color and flavor!
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2. Heavenly Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict

Heavenly Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict

Heavenly Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict

This Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict features a zesty Hollandaise sauce poured over a perfectly poached egg and stacked atop creamy avocado, smoked salmon, and a warm toasted English Muffin.
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3. Almond Crusted Salmon with Parmesan

Almond Crusted Salmon with Parmesan

Almond Crusted Salmon with Parmesan

This Almond Crusted Salmon is tender on the inside, crispy on the outside, with bold flavors from lemon juice, Dijon mustard, and the addition of Parmesan to the crust.
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4. One-Pot Cajun Salmon Pasta

Cropped Picture of plated One Pot Cajun Salmon Pasta

One-Pot Cajun Salmon Pasta

This Cajun Salmon Pasta is comprised of creamy, slightly spicy pasta with crispy Cajun Salmon sitting on top. It’s easy to make and requires only one pot and 30 minutes from start to finish!
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5. Roasted Garlic Salmon for Two

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Roasted Garlic Salmon For Two

This Roasted Garlic Salmon for two uses citrus and garlic to wake up the naturally rich flavors of the salmon for a healthy, elevated date night dish.
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6. Salmon Spinach Pasta with White Wine Sauce

plated salmon spinach pasta with white wine sauce served with a lemon wedge

Salmon Spinach Pasta with White Wine Sauce

This Salmon Spinach Pasta with White Wine Sauce is zesty, buttery dinner perfection that comes together in 30 minutes and with just 10 ingredients.
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7. Teriyaki Salmon Bowl

teriyaki salmon bowl

Teriyaki Salmon Bowl

This Teriyaki Salmon Bowl is packed with flavor and protein and is the perfect base to take on all your favorite toppings!
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8. One-Pot Smoked Salmon Pasta with Parmesan

Two plates of One-Pot Creamy Smoked Salmon Pasta

One-Pot Creamy Smoked Salmon Pasta

This Creamy Smoked Salmon Pasta Parmesan is the perfect balance of rich and creamy sauce and the smoky and salty flavor of lox. Only one pot and 20 minutes required!
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9. 30 Minute Spicy Salmon Bowl

Overhead shot of Spicy Salmon Bowl with Sauce

30 Minute Spicy Salmon Bowl

This Spicy Salmon Bowl is a 30-minute wonder! Hearty, healthful, and the perfect balance of spicy, savory, and sweet!
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10. Creamy Blackened Salmon Pasta

Close up of 2 servings of Blackened Salmon Pasta

Creamy Blackened Salmon Pasta

This Blackened Salmon Pasta consists of crispy, flavorful salmon atop creamy, well-seasoned pasta accompanied by tasty veggies.
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I hope this list of 8+ Simple Salmon Recipes gives you delicious inspiration and teaches you how to easily prepare a tasty salmon dish! If you’re still unsure where to start, I’ve included this 5-ingredient, 30-minute Roasted Garlic Salmon for two!

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8+ Simple Salmon Recipes, including Roasted Garlic Salmon

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Simple Salmon Recipes that are as approachable as they are delicious, plus this Roasted Garlic Salmon for two that uses citrus and garlic to wake up the naturally rich flavors of the salmon.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 servings

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 2 portions salmon (1 portion = approx. 3 to 5 ounces)
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (1 lemon = approx 4 tablespoons juice)
  • 1 teaspoon steak seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F.
  • Mince your garlic and cut your salmon into individual portions (about 3-5 ounces each) if necessary. Pat dry the salmon with a paper towel (try these bamboo paper towels for a more sustainable option!).
  • Place salmon on baking sheet skin side down (option to line with aluminum foil). Squeeze the lemon juice on top.
  • Season each fillet generously with steak seasoning and use clean hands to press minced garlic on top to form an outer crust.
  • Drizzle olive oil on top of the garlic as evenly as possible.
  • Roast for about 20-25 minutes on the top rack until the salmon is cooked through (internal temperature should reach 145°F) and the garlic is just starting to turn golden-brown. *
  • Serve hot with your favorite side dish. I love serving this with Boursin Mashed Potatoes and Garlic Lemon Asparagus.

Pro Tips

  • If you feel your salmon is cooked through but your garlic is not yet browned, turn your oven on broil and watch it closely. Usually, your garlic will roast within 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  • You can use any steak seasoning in this recipe!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword 30 Minutes or Less, Easy, Fish Dinner, Healthy, Pescatarian, Salmon Dinner, Salmon Recipes, Sheet Pan
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