Have you ever considered adding salmon to your nightly dinner rotation? Salmon boasts amazing health benefits, and despite being somewhat intimidating to cook, it can actually be very easy and even fun. And it doesn’t even have to cost you an arm and a leg like fine dining. You can find salmon at your local grocery store. Because fresh salmon is slightly more expensive, you can always opt for frozen, just thaw before cooking.
Some fish cuisine has a fish taste, that is, no matter what you do it still tastes very fishy. Not salmon! If you’re ready to make salmon a part of your dinner, here are some of the best salmon recipes to try!
1. Garlic Butter Salmon
Butter makes everything better and salmon is no exception. The butter and the garlic enhance the natural flavours of the salmon. Pair this with a side of veggies and you have yourself an exceptional, healthy dinner.
Remember: salmon doesn’t need to be cooked for very long, no more than 10 minutes. You want it to be flaky and pink. If you cook it for any longer, the flavor and texture become hard and dry.
2. Baked Salmon with Spices
Baking salmon is one of the easiest ways to cook it, and adding spices to it makes this dish even more impressive. It will look like you spent hours in the kitchen when it was only minutes!
The best spices that complement salmon are sage, dill, tarragon, rosemary, thyme, and fennel. You can use fresh herbs, but dried ones last longer and are more economical.
3. Salmon Tacos
If you’re looking to spice up your regular Taco Tuesday, try salmon tacos. These tacos are a welcome change to your regular chicken, or beef and still, carry that robust taco flavour. Their unique flakiness makes for the perfect taco meat and adding grilled veggies on top completes your meal.
4. Quick-Cook Salmon
If you’re like most people, you don’t have time to prepare healthy foods. However, with a pressure cooker and frozen salmon, you can have a healthy meal in no time. Frozen salmon cooks beautifully in a pressure cooker, and since there’s no need to thaw, simply add your spices, a side of veggies, and you have a healthy dinner that feels like it took hours.
5. Pan Fried Salmon
Salmon is a soft fish and for some people that’s delicious. However, if you like a crunch to your food, try pan-frying your salmon for a more crispy texture. Seasons don’t have to be complicated; just a little olive oil, pepper, and salt, and you have an amazing salmon that pairs well with just about any side.
The best salmon recipes are the ones you enjoy making and eating. When you realize that preparing and eating salmon is easy, you’re more likely to stick to it, and eat healthy.