Looking for the best salmon recipes? Want to know how to cook salmon to perfection? 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. If you’re craving even more spectacular seafood, check out our best fish recipes or our best cod recipes for another versatile ingredient.
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
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.
Try our simple salmon salad recipe with crunchy greens and a sweet teriyaki dressing, ready in just 15 minutes.
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.
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.
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.
Wrap salmon in parcels with asparagus, dill and capers to create plenty of buttery juices to go with this nutritious, protein-packed meal.
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Make salmon parcels infused with ginger, soy and chilli and serve with a pak choi salad and rice for a nutritious midweek meal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Perk up your party buffet with this punchy side of salmon served with crispy potatoes, perfect for entertaining over the festive season.
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.
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.
Buttery swiss chard (stems and all), fresh salmon chunks and plenty of crème fraîche makes for a perfect midweek filo pastry pie filling.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.