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7 Easy Salmon Recipes for Home Cooking

Salmon, as a main ingredient, doesn't get enough praise: Not only are the dishes that use it as a centre-piece super easy to master, but can look unique and elegant when prepared freshly. It also has numerous health benefits and pairs brilliantly with a nice, chilled glass of white wine.

Cooking a healthy dinner with some easy salmon recipes has never been easier, but there are a lot of options to choose from. We're here to make the choice easier by presenting you with some of the most scrumptious meals one can make with this light, delightful fish.

We're listing everything from curries, to soups, to wraps and much more!

Minced Salmon Pattie Recipe

Salmon Pattie Recipe

Here's an easy mince salmon dish you can make with minimal set up and prep time.


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  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless salmon (skinless, finely minced)

  • 2 shallots, minced

  • 2 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated

  • 1 large egg (lightly beaten)

  • 1/2 teaspoon chili pepper

  • Salt & pepper to taste

  • 1 whole lime (optional)

  • Tartar sauce (optional)


Step 1: Mix all the ingredients together.

Step 2: Form into 6 patties, press them firmly together.

Step 3: Place them on a plate.

Step 4: Put in freezer for 20 minutes until just firm.

Step 5: Heat a lightly oiled skillet, medium high heat.

Step 6: Add patties, cook for 5 minutes or until lightly browned.

Step 7: Flip carefully and continue cooking for a further 5 minutes.

Step 8: Serve with a slice of lime and tartar sauce.

Indian Salmon Curry Recipe

Indian Salmon Curry
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As far as easy fish and rice recipes go, Indian Salmon Curry is a great one! The coconut scented taste of this dish gives it a unique flavour to contrast with the fantastic spices and savoury nature of the Salmon.


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  • 4 salmon fillets

  • 1 medium onion finely diced

  • 2 red tomatoes cut into large pieces

  • 1/2 jalapeno optional

  • 2-3 garlic cloves

  • 1/2″ ginger peeled

  • 1/2 cup coconut milk

  • 1 1/2 cup water

  • 1/2 tbsp cooking oil

  • 1 tsp garam masala

  • salt and pepper

  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro finely chopped


Step 1: Combine tomato pieces with garlic, ginger, and jalapeno in a blender or food processor. Keep it aside.

Step 2: Heat some cooking oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

Step 3: Then add salmon fillets to the skillet and sear them for 2-3 minutes on each side. Take them out and keep aside.

Step 4: In the same pan, with leftover oil, sauté onions until golden brown.

Step 5: Add the tomato-garlic mixture and cook until it thickens to a paste-like consistency for about 6-8 min.

Step 6: Add coconut milk and water. Mix well and bring the mixture to a boil

Step 7: Season the curry base with some salt and garam masala. Cover and cook the curry for 5 min.

Step 8: Add pan-seared salmon fillets, gently coat them with the coconut-tomato curry. Cover and turn off the heat.

Step 9: Finally, garnish with finely chopped cilantro and serve warm.

Salmon Carbonara Recipe

Here's a simple carbonara recipe that with the tasty addition of baked salmon. The mixture of fish, spaghetti, and fresh eggs makes it a tasty treat that can be cooking in about half an hour.


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  • tbsp olive oil

  • 2 salmon fillets

  • finely grated zest of 1 lemon and a little juice

  • 400g (13oz) spaghetti

  • 2 free-range eggs, beaten

  • 40g (1 1/2oz) Parmesan, finely grated, plus extra to serve

  • 100ml (3 1/2fl oz) single cream

  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh chives or flat-leaf parsley


Step1: Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, 180°C.

Step 2: Place the salmon fillets on a baking tray, drizzle with the olive oil, scatter with half the lemon zest and a squeeze of juice and season well. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes or until just cooked. Remove and discard the skin and any bones, then flake the salmon flesh into bite-size pieces and set aside.

Step 3: Meanwhile, prepare the spaghetti and drain, reserving a cupful of the cooking water.

Step 4: In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, Parmesan, cream, remaining lemon zest, a squeeze of lemon juice and the herbs (reserving a little for garnish). Season well. Add the hot cooked pasta and flaked salmon, and toss together. You can add cooking liquor to if the sauce is too thick.

Step 5: Ready to serve after you garnish it with any left over parmesan and herbs.

Moroccan Salmon Recipe

Ok. While this recipe takes a long time to prepare it is fairly easy. It's also great for a gluten-free, pescatarian diet. This Moroccan-style salmon with potatoes offers a range of tastes with a subtle lemon finish and spicy


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  • ​ 1/2 cup oil

  • 20 cloves garlic, whole (or if preferred, sliced for a slightly stronger flavor)

  • 4-5 tomatoes, quartered if you prefer a chunky result, or grated for a saucier dish

  • 1-2 potatoes, cut into desired shape

  • 5 red bell peppers, sliced

  • 2 jalapeño peppers, cut in rings or whole

  • 1 tablespoon Gefen Cumin

  • 1 tablespoon paprika

  • 1 tablespoon Gefen Garlic Powder

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (to taste)

  • salt, to taste

  • cilantro, for garnish

  • 4 (6-ounce) slices skinless salmon

  • 1 lemon, sliced


Step 1: Cover the bottom of a large, flat-bottomed sauté pan with olive oil.

Step 2: Once the oil is hot, add garlic. Sauté for two to three minutes over medium high flame.

Step 3: Add tomatoes to pan and lower heat. Sauté for two to three minutes.

Step 4: Add potatoes to pan. Layer in peppers and jalapenos.

Step 5: Add olive oil if needed to make sure everything is lightly coated. Let cook four to five minutes until everything begins to get tender. Add paprika, garlic powder, cumin, black pepper, red pepper flakes and salt. Stir to incorporate. Cover and let simmer over a low heat for at least an hour, stirring every 20 minutes.

Step 6: Add salmon to sauce, submerging it and covering it with the sauce. Cover and let cook for 15 minutes.

Step 7: Add lemon slices and cilantro to top and cover for three to five more minutes.

Salmon Wrap Recipe

Salmon Wrap Recipe

Here's a great party dish that allows you put out a raw salmon meal for multiple people with ease. It's simple enough that it can be broken down into 2 steps which provide a fairly large yield for the amount of effort that goes in. It's a surefire way to win over any famished party-guests.


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  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 3 (8 inch) flour tortillas

  • 6 slices smoked salmon


Step 1: Mix cream cheese, dill, chives, and lemon juice together in a bowl.

Step 2: Spread cream cheese on 1/3 of each tortilla. Lay 2 salmon slices on top; roll tightly and seal edges with a dab of cream cheese.

Step 3: Cut each roll into 1-inch segments.

Broccoli & Salmon Frittata Recipe

Brocoli Salmon Fritatta

A healthy low-carb solution for people on a diet. The portions are light but tasty while also being easy to prepare.


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  • 100g tenderstem broccoli, trimmed

  • 1 tsp olive oil

  • 3 large British Lion eggs

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 25g smoked salmon, chopped

  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill (or 1 tsp freeze dried)


Step 1: Cook the broccoli in boiling water for 3 mins or until just tender. Drain in a colander and rinse in cold water until cold. Drain.

Step 2: Heat the oil in a medium non-stick frying pan. Beat the eggs with seasoning. Add the broccoli to the pan and sauté for 2 mins. Pour over the eggs and cook for 3-4 mins or until the base has set.

Step 3: Scatter the salmon and dill over the frittata and cook under a hot grill for 2 mins or until the top has set. Cut into wedges and serve with salad.

Salmon Miso Soup Recipe

A great recipe for multiple servings. A healthy wonderful soup with made with Miso paste and minimal spices. It can also be made with a combination of salmon belly and salmon bones using more or less the same recipe.


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  • 1 salmon bone skeleton, about 700g

  • 4 to 5 liters water

  • 2 Tbsp miso paste (soybean paste)

  • 1 tsp instant dashi powder, optional

  • 2 pieces tofu, cut into 1 to 1.5cm dices

  • Wakame (seaweed), to preference

  • 1 green onion (shallot), finely chopped for garnish

Step 1: Bring water and dashi packet to a boil in a pot. Once the water is boiling, scoop out some into a small bowl and add in the miso paste. Mix thoroughly until no lumps remain. Set aside.

Step 2: Add in daikon, carrots and napa cabbage. Simmer for about 10 minutes or until they are softened. Gently add in salmon, mushrooms and tofu and simmer till the salmon is cooked. Add in the wakame.

Step 3: Pour the dissolved miso from step 1 back into the pot and stir gently. Turn off the heat. Do not continue to boil or the miso would lose its flavour.

Step 4: Remove the dashi packet from the pot and serve the soup hot.

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