Simple Salmon Recipes for Weeknights

We never get tired of salmon. It’s easy to handle, it’s got great flavor, silky richness, and it’s extremely versatile.  It takes well to almost every kind of cooking treatment—sautéing, roasting, poaching, and you can’t get tired of it because you can shower it with seasonings from any cuisine—Asian, Mediterranean, and any version of “New American” ingredients (I don’t even know what I mean by that, but I guess I’m thinking of salmon dishes that you would find in a cool neighborhood restaurant.

6 Super Simple Weeknight Dinner Salmon Recipes

Salmon is available everywhere. You can use farmed salmon or seek out wild Alaska salmon when it’s in season (there are a whole bunch of varieties to choose from from Coho to King to Sockeye—check here to see what the differences are.

Here are a bunch of salmon recipes to keep dinner interesting for a while!

6 Easy Salmon Dinner Recipes

Simple Asian Salmon with Sautéed Corn and Zucchini / Carrie Crow / Katie Workman /

Simple Asian Salmon

4 ingredients, not including the salmon. Wow, right?
Seriously, by the time you preheat the oven the marinade will have been made and the salmon will have gotten its quick 15 minutes of soaking time, and you’d better have started the rice and made a salad or whatever because dinner is about to be ready!

Salmon with Tarragon Vinaigrette / Sarah Crowder / Katie Workman /

Salmon with Tarragon Vinaigrette

Fancy enough for company, easy enough for a weeknight.

Poached Salmon with Cilantro Sauce

Poached Salmon with Cilantro Sauce

An extremely easy, foolproof method for poaching salmon, paired with a pretty, creamy herby sauce.

Horseradish Ginger Salmon / Photo by Kerri Brewer / Katie Workman /

Horseradish Ginger Salmon

A little east meets west-ish moment. A terrific easy salmon dinner. (Think about wasabi—Japanese horseradish, right?)

Thai Salmon / Carrie Crow / Katie Workman /

Thai Salmon

This is one of those dishes (like most Thai dishes in my opinion) that you Just. Can’t. Stop. Eating.

Honey-Hoisin Salmon / Sarah Crowder / Katie Workman /

Honey-Hoisin Salmon

In about 1/2 an hour! When in doubt about how to get kids to embrace fish, head over to the Asian part of your pantry.

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