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Easy salmon recipes

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We use salmon to create easy midweek meals to impress, from salmon en croute to Scandi-style fillets and colourful grain salads


Looking for the best salmon recipes? Want to know how to cook salmon? You can do a lot with a salmon fillet. Poaching, grilling, shredding into salads, wrapping in crusts and pastry… Take a look at our easy and inspiring salmon fillet recipe ideas that make the most of this vitamin-packed fish, then check out our healthy salmon recipes.

We also have baked salmon recipes (posh salmon en croute, whole baked salmon) and more inspiring ideas to make the healthy fish exciting – refreshing salmon salad recipes, ramen and salmon fishcakes. 

How do you cook salmon?

How to grill salmon: Heat the grill to high. Lightly oil and season the salmon fillets then put onto a non-stick baking tray, skin side up. Grill for 3-4 minutes until the skin is really crisp, then flip and repeat for 1-2 minutes or until the salmon is cooked to your liking.

How to poach salmon: Put a glass of wine, some soft herbs like dill, black peppercorns, coriander seeds and a pinch of salt into a deep lidded frying pan and fill with about 1 litre of water and bring to the boil. Turn the heat down to a simmer, add the salmon fillets, put on the lid and cook gently for 10 minutes until the salmon is just cooked through.

How to pan-fry salmon: Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium-high heat. Season and lightly oil the salmon fillets, then put skin-side down into the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes until the skin is really crisp. Flip and cook for 2 minutes until the salmon is cooked to your liking.

How to roast salmon: Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Lightly oil and season the salmon fillets and put onto a baking paper lined tray, skin-side up. Roast in the oven for 10-12 minutes until cooked to your liking and the skin has crisped.

Easy salmon recipes



  • We use fresh salmon fillets in our recipes

Pan-fried salmon with watercress sauce

Fry your salmon simply, then serve with a vibrant (and nutritious) watercress sauce, made all the more interesting with dill, lemon, crème fraîche and capers.

Pan-fried salmon with watercress sauce

Salmon pasta

You can't go wrong with salmon, pasta and a great big dollop of crème fraîche. Make our high protein, low salt midweek dinner in a matter of 20 minutes.

Salmon Pasta Recipe

Super salmon salad

A salad that is super in more ways than one! This dish is a healthy combination of hot smoked salmon, freekeh or spelt, avocado and herbs all mixed together in a tasty main course salad.

super salmon salad

Vietnamese-style salmon with roasted cashew rice noodle salad

A clever (and healthy) new way to serve salmon. This salad has plenty of zing, flavoured with ginger, lime zest, red chilli and garlic.

Vietnamese-style salmon with roasted cashew rice noodle salad

Salmon and asparagus parcels

Wrap salmon in parcels with asparagus, dill and capers to create plenty of buttery juices to go with this nutritious, protein-packed meal.

Salmon Parcels Recipe With Asparagus

Lime and pistachio salmon with salsa greens

Make salmon shine with a side of greens dressed in a zingy lime and toasted pistachio salsa. Don't forget the greek yogurt on top!

Lime Salmon Recipe With Salsa Greens

Sticky ginger salmon

Make salmon parcels infused with ginger, soy and chilli and serve with a pak choi salad and rice for a nutritious midweek meal.

Soy and Ginger Salmon Recipe

Thai salmon parcels

This recipe creates a light, fragrant sauce for the salmon, making this a delicious as well as high-protein midweek meal.

Thai Salmon Parcels Recipe

Salmon risotto

You don't have to spend hours cooking to make something delicious. This hot-smoked salmon, dill and lemon risotto is full of light, fresh flavours and is ready in just 30 minutes - perfect for a midweek meal.

Hot-Smoked Salmon Risotto Recipe with Dill

Healthy fish pie

Salmon fillets work brilliantly with haddock and prawns in this nutrient-packed fish pie. It’s a fail-safe option for a healthy yet filling dinner.

A beetroot and fish pie ready for serving

Cajun salmon with rosemary sweet potato wedges

Check out our easy salmon recipe with spicy cajun seasoning. Serve this flavour-packed salmon with rosemary sweet potato fries for a simple midweek meal for two.

Cajun Salmon Recipe with Rosemary Sweet Potato Wedges

Crispy soy salmon with quick pickles

A juicy, perfectly cooked fillet of fish with crisp skin that crackles when cut is a thing of beauty. Make our easy salmon recipe for a simple midweek meal.

Crispy Salmon Recipe with Quick Pickles

Sesame-crusted salmon with sriracha-glazed veg

One of our favourite salmon fillet recipes. Cook this salmon dish for a simple midweek meal for two. This easy recipe is packed with plenty of zesty vegetables and it's ready in 30 minutes. Here are our quick and healthy recipes to try.

Sesame Salmon Recipe with Sriracha Sauce

Quick confit salmon with pickled fennel

This quick confit salmon with pickled fennel delivers big on flavour but takes less than an hour to prepare. Perfect for a posh midweek meal for two.

Quick Confit Salmon Recipe with Pickled Fennel

Poached salmon with green herb and mustard sauce

Gently poaching salmon fillets is a healthy way to enjoy such a popular fish. The tarragon, parsley and Dijon mustard sauce is a delicate addition. Try our other healthy fish recipes here.

Poached Salmon Recipe With Green Herb and Mustard Sauce

Salmon with pesto crust

An easy baked salmon recipe for a vibrant midweek meal, this is one of our healthiest salmon recipes. It takes 15 minutes in the oven and it's full of protein and low in calories.

Salmon Recipe With Pesto Sauce Crust

Chilli-salt salmon with chopped salad

Check out our quick and simple marinaded chilli-salt salmon. This colourful recipe is not only easy to make it's low in calories, too.

Chilli Salmon Recipe with Chopped Salad

Scandi-style salmon with pickle potato salad

A sophisticated meal for two, this quick and easy salmon recipe with sharp and creamy potato salad is exactly what you need to lift you out of that mid-week work slump.

Scandi-Style Salmon Recipe with Potato Salad

Quick-cured beetroot salmon with beetroot and apple salad

Check out our quick-cured beetroot salmon with a fresh and crunchy beetroot apple salad. This simple recipe is ready in just 20 minutes.

Cured Beetroot Salmon Recipe with Beetroot and Apple Salad

Spicy grilled salmon with pea and mint mash

One of our most popular grilled salmon recipes, made with Indian tandoori paste. Simply grill, then serve alongside quick and easy mushy peas – with a twist.

Spicy Salmon Recipe with Pea and Mint Mash

Ginger salmon parcels with sesame greens

Steamed salmon is great for a quick and healthy midweek meal. This recipe combines it with ginger and red chilli for a kick of flavour. Serve with some wilted greens and toasted sesame seeds to garnish.

Ginger Salmon Parcels With Sesame Greens

Cajun-blackened salmon with crunchy green slaw

Our low-calorie cajun-blackened salmon has a smoky and spicy flavour and balances nicely with the homemade crunchy green slaw. It'll be on the table in less than 30 minutes so it's perfect for a quick and healthy midweek meal.

Cajun Salmon Recipe with Green Slaw

Dukkah-roasted salmon with cucumber and chilli salad

This delicious dukkah-crusted salmon with cucumber and chilli salad is really easy to prepare – perfect for a quick midweek meal ready in under 30 minutes.

Roasted Salmon Recipe with Dukkah and Cucumber Salad

Harissa salmon with mixed grains and spinach

Our recipe for harissa salmon with mixed grains and spinach is super easy to make, ready in just 15 minutes and gluten-free.

Harissa Salmon Recipe with Mixed Grains

Curried coconut salmon bake

A Thai-style flavour combination of lemongrass, chilli and lime gives this simple salmon dinner a fresh, aromatic edge.

Easy Salmon Bake Recipe With Asparagus

Salmon with crispy spuds and zhoug

Perk up your party buffet with this punchy side of salmon served with crispy potatoes, perfect for entertaining over the festive season.

Salmon with Zhoug Recipe and Crispy Potatoes

Salmon filo parcels with tomato ginger jam

A lighter pastry wrapping is complimented by our really easy spiced tomato and ginger jam for a healthy midweek meal.

Salmon Filo Parcels Recipe with Tomato and Ginger Jam

Salmon en croute

Our absolute favourite salmon and pastry combo. Such a simple method to follow, with impressive results – we recommend it for dinner parties.

Salmon En Croute Recipe

Salmon curry traybake

Looking for an easy mid-week salmon recipe? This vibrant salmon dish is packed with punchy flavours and will make for a near-effortless meal to feed the family.

Salmon Tray Bake Recipe

Green bean, broccoli and salmon salad with teriyaki dressing

Try our simple salmon salad recipe with crunchy greens and a sweet teriyaki dressing, ready in just 15 minutes.

Salmon Salad Recipe With Green Beans and Broccoli

Sushi rice and hot-smoked salmon salad

This recipe for sushi rice and hot-smoked salmon salad is easy to make, ready in under 30 minutes and under 500 calories – great for lunch or a healthy dinner.

Smoked Salmon Sushi Salad Recipe

Hot-smoked salmon salad with teriyaki dressing

A quick and easy recipe for hot-smoked salmon salad with teriyaki dressing. Ready in 20 minutes and under 500 calories.

Smoked Salmon Recipe with Teriyaki Dressing served on a round white plate with chopsticks

Supergrain salmon with chilli and mint dressing

Get into the new superfood revolution with this healthy combination of grilled salmon, farro or freekeh, harissa and herbs... all jumbled together in a spicy main course salad.

Salmon Salad Recipe With Chilli and Mint Dressing served in a white oval dish on a electric blue table cloth

Salmon and chard pie

Buttery swiss chard (stems and all), fresh salmon chunks and plenty of crème fraîche makes for a perfect midweek filo pastry pie filling.

Salmon and chard pie

Finnish salmon soup (Lohikeitto)

Flavoured with dill and allspice, this salmon and potato soup is a Finnish classic. Bake some fresh rye bread to make the most of this Scandi dish.

Potato Soup Recipe with Salmon (Lohikeitto)

Thai green salmon burgers with spicy sweet potato wedges

Check out our easy salmon burgers with soft ciabatta buns, crispy sweet potato wedges and a punchy carrot and cucumber slaw. These moreish fishcakes are high in protein and ready in under an hour.

Thai Salmon Burgers with Sweet Potato Wedges

Salmon yakitori with stir-fried brown rice

Looking for an exciting salmon recipe? Our idea for salmon yakitori with stir-fried brown rice is low-calorie, low-sugar and ready in under 30 minutes –perfect for a speedy midweek meal.

Salmon Yakitori Recipe with Stir-Fried Rice

Thai salmon burgers

Much more sophisticated than the classic burger, our Thai salmon patty with Asian slaw is a lighter and more fragrant option. Try our best burger recipes here.

Thai Salmon Burger Recipe

Ramen noodles with chilli salmon

This Asian-inspired recipe pairs salmon with a zingy, chilli-studded broth – serve over instant noodles for a bit of kitchen magic! Here are our favourite noodle soup recipes.

Chilli Salmon Noodle Soup Recipe

Hot-smoked salmon quiche with broccoli

This crustless hot-smoked salmon and broccoli quiche is ready in under an hour and under 300 calories – perfect for the 5:2 diet. More 5:2 diet inspiration here.

Crustless Quiche Recipe With Salmon and Broccoli

Hot-smoked salmon cakes

These hot-smoked salmon cakes are quick and easy to make, perfect for a midweek meal. You could make double and freeze some for later.

Smoked Salmon Cakes Recipe

Sriracha salmon poke bowl

Can dinner get any more colourful than this? Match salmon, red pepper and sushi rice with a dressing made from soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, sriracha and lime juice.

Sriracha salmon poke bowl

Miso salmon

A fresh new way to serve salmon – with a white miso, rice vinegar and finely grated ginger sauce. This recipe is high in protein and low in salt.

Miso salmon