All-Star Salmon Recipe Collection

This collection of salmon recipes is just what the doctor ordered if you ever wondered what spices to use or how add a little pep to your seafood recipes.

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Salmon Fishing

Although it's already one of the most popular fishing sports, salmon fishing is still growing. Salmon come in a number of varieties ...

Salmon Recipe Index

Smoked Salmon Treasure Chest

Smoked Fish 101 - How to Prepare Smoked Fish

Grilled Salmon Recipes

Other Salmon Recipes

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Grilled Salmon Recipe

Learn the 4 simple steps you need to master the art of grilled fish.  A grilled salmon recipe is not the same thing as a smoked salmon recipe.

Go to Smoked Salmon 101, to learn all about smoking salmon and other fish.

King Salmon With Orange Sauce - Grilled salmon recipe with a white wine and orange cream sauce looks and tastes like it came straight from a 4 star restaurant. A light fennel and orange salad completes this delicious meal.

Grilled Salmon with Lemon and Dill - A lemon and dill sauce marinade gives this grilled salmon recipe a light fresh flavor. Salmon should be marinated 1-2 hours before grilling.

Barbecued Salmon with Mango Sauce - This barbecue salmon recipe has a taste of the Orient. Corriander (cilantro) and mango with a touch of red chile pepper brings a subtle hot-sweet flavor to this dish.

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Lox Salmon

Homemade lox - Make delicious deli style lox at home. No mess, no cooking, no smoker required.

3 easy steps and you're done. Save yourself lots of time.

Other Salmon Recipe

Baked Salmon With Brazilian Rub - A typical South American salmon recipe. Just picture tropical fruits and Rio De Janiero and you can taste this delicious seafood recipe.

Cold Poached Salmon - This seafood dish is served cold. There's lots of spices to give this salmon recipe a full bouquet of flavors. Includes recipe for a parsley and cottage cheese sauce.

Marinated Smoked Salmon - A marinade paste of fine herbs spread over a smoked fillet gives this salmon recipe its distinct taste.

Swedish Cured Salmon Recipe - From the land of Fjords and reindeer -- this traditional Swedish salmon recipe is easy to prepare. Please note that the salmon must cure for 2-3 days before serving ... this isn't a salmon recipe to prepare on short notice.

Judi’s Baked Salmon Patties - Quick and easy spicy salmon patty recipe submitted by one of our visitors.
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Grilled Salmon With Orange Cream Sauce

Serves 4

4 salmon filets, 6-8 ounces each
Orange Cream Sauce

1 orange, peeled and quartered
1/8 cup chopped shallots
1/8 cup white wine
1/8 cup lemon juice
Salt to taste
1/8 cup heavy cream
1/4 pound unsalted butter, cubed

Fennel Salad

1 fennel bulb, shaved
1 orange, segmented into slices
1 pinch of ground cumin
¼ teaspoon olive oil
¼ red bell pepper, julienned (cut into thin strips)
1 tablespoon chopped chives


* Note: The sauce and fennel salad can be prepared ahead of time.

Season both sides of salmon lightly with salt and pepper. Grill until salmon flakes lightly with fork.

Combine the orange, white wine, lemon juice and shallots in medium sauce pan. Bring to boil and reduce heat to simmer. Simmer until sauce reduces to syrup.

Add the cream and simmer until the sauce has reduced by half. Reduce heat to low and slowly stir in the butter until melted. Strain the sauce and season to taste.

Mix the fennel, orange segments, cumin, oil, pepper, chives, and salt together in a bowl. Place salmon on serving plate and pour sauce over it. Sauce should lightly cover bottom of plate.

Top with fennel salad. Garnish the sauce with an orange slice as well as bell pepper and chives.

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Grilled Salmon with Lemon and Dill

4 salmon steaks or filets

Serves 4


1 large lemon, juiced
1 teaspoon lemon zest
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon dried dill
1 clove garlic, minced


Place salmon in a shallow, non-metallic dish. Combine marinade ingredients and mix well; pour over salmon. Cover and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours. Turn salmon over halfway through marinade time.

Grill salmon directly over medium coals, basting with marinade, for about 4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily.

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Barbecued Salmon with Mango Sauce

Serves 6

6 salmon fillets, 6 ounces each
1 tablespoon paprika
Salt and pepper
1 tablespoon ground coriander seeds
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cumin

Mango Sauce

2 mangoes, skinned and diced
1 lime, juiced
A good handful of fresh coriander (cilantro)
1 red chile pepper, chopped *

* The chile pepper is optional, but this mango salmon recipe tastes best with the hot & sweet combination. If you don't like hot peppers, please substitute paprika or a milder pepper. It really does taste better with the chile pepper.


Mix the spices, brown sugar and salt and pepper in a bowl and rub into the salmon steaks. Use all the mixture.

Prepare the mango sauce by grinding the mangoes, lime juice, chile pepper, and cilantro in a food processor until they are smooth.

Cook the salmon steaks for 4-5 minutes on both sides until seared on the outside and almost translucent on the inside. Serve with the mango sauce.

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Baked Salmon With Brazilian Rub

Serves 4

4 salmon fillets, 5 to 6 oz each
½ large orange, zest and juice only
½ large lemon, juiced
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 large garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons butter, melted

Combine orange and lemon juices with salt and pepper in a shallow pan. Add the salmon and thoroughly coat both sides with the marinade. Marinate at room temperature for about 20 minutes, turning the fillets once to ensure even coating.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a shallow baking pan with aluminum foil (for easy cleanup) and lightly grease with melted butter.

Combine the orange zest, brown sugar, chili powder and minced garlic in a small dish and mix thoroughly. Remove the salmon from the marinade and discard marinade. Rub the salmon with the brown sugar mixture. Place the salmon fillets in the baking pan and drizzle with melted butter.

Place pan in oven and bake uncovered for 8 to 12 minutes.

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Cold Poached Salmon

Serves 8

4 salmon steaks, 1 inch thick
  (approx. 6-8 ounces each)
1 small onion, sliced
1 stalk celery, chopped
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon dried thyme
¼ teaspoon dried tarragon
1 bay leaf
5 sprigs parsley
5 black peppercorns
2 cups water
1 cup white wine


Combine celery, salt, thyme, onion, tarragon, peppercorns, parsley and bay leaf with the water and wine in a large skillet and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 5 minutes. Add salmon and enough water to cover the fish. Return to boiling, reduce heat, and simmer uncovered until fish flakes easily with fork (about 10-15 minutes).

Remove fish with slotted spatula, taking care not to break it apart, and place on a wire rack to drain. With a thin spatula or the back of a knife, carefully work under the skin and slide the length of each piece, removing all skin. Discard skin.

Cut fish in half lenthwise and cool at room temperature for 15 minutes before covering and refrigerating. Refrigerate salmon until it is thoroughly chilled, about 4 hours in a normal refrigerator.

Serve with Cottage Cheese and Parsley Sauce.

Cottage Cheese and Parsley Sauce

1 cup parsley sprigs
1-½ cups large curd creamed cottage cheese
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon milk
½ teaspoon dried basil leaves
½ teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
4 to 6 drops red pepper sauce

Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth, about 3 minutes.

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Marinated Smoked Salmon

1 smoked salmon, approximately ½ pound (8 ounces)

Salmon rub marinade

1 tablespoon fresh dill
   (plus extra for garnish)
1 tablespoon fresh tarragon
1 tablespoon fresh parsley
1 teaspoon fresh thyme
1 pinch celery seeds
1 shallot, finely diced
1 tablespoon lemon juice
5 tablespoons olive oil
black pepper (coarsely ground) to taste


Finely dice dill, tarragon, parsley, and thyme and combine with all other ingredients. Mix well. Thoroughly rub mixture on both sides of salmon.

Place salmon on large platter, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 3 hours. Remove from refrigerator, unwrap, and garnish with dill or parsley sprigs. Serve with horseradish and crackers.


As most smoked salmon have already been salted, you probably don’t need to add any salt to the marinade. On the other hand, if the smoked salmon is not already salted – or you prefer your fish salty – add some salt to the marinade.

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Swedish Cured Salmon Recipe

Serves 8


3 pounds of salmon, center cut
¼ cup sugar
1-½ cups freshly chopped dill, stems included
¼ cup kosher salt
1 tsp fresh coarsely ground black pepper
1 lemon, thinly sliced (for garnish)

Remove all small bones from the salmon. Tweezers are ideal, but a small, sharp knife will work as well. Wash salmon in cold running water and dry on paper towels. Rub the salmon flesh with salt, black pepper, sugar and dill.

Cover with plastic wrap. Weight down with a brick or other heavy object and refrigerate 48 to 72 hours. This weight is necessary to ensure that the spices blend into the salmon.

Scrape off the dill and seasonings before serving. Slice diagonally, garnish with lemon slice and serve with horseradish.

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Judi’s Baked Salmon Patties


1 can      Regular pink salmon
½ cup     Green onion, diced
1/4 tsp    Cumin
1/4 cup   Tomato, diced
1 Tbsp     Cilantro, diced
¼ tsp      Cayenne pepper
1 slice     Toasted wheat bread
1            Egg white

Preheat oven to 400 F. Chop the slice of toasted wheat bread and mix with all other ingredients in a medium bowl. Form into patties.

Spray a cookie sheet with your favorite cooking spray and bake 20 minutes at 400 F.

Flip the patties and continue baking until patties sizzle. Remove patties from the oven and serve with green salad, baked home fries, and lemonade.

This salmon recipe submitted by Judi Moran

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