Recipe Ideas for Salmon – 10 Unique Recipes

Recipe Ideas for Salmon – 10 Unique Recipes

About Recipe Ideas for Salmon

These recipes are the kind that we like. We reviewed several dozen and didn’t need to just put up a long, mindless list. We reviewed about 50 or more, and these are our favorites. These are not tedious recipes. They are using popular ingredients and are very flavorful.

At the very bottom of this article, there are some interesting educational things to learn about Salmon.

So, here’s our list, and come back every now and then, as we may update it.

What Sides Go With Salmon Meal Recipes?

Many will choose items such as these. You can try cooked vegetables like asparagus, corn, or even tomatoes. Or you can try cooked sides such as rice variations, bake potatoes, or macaroni and cheese. And, for raw veggies, you can try some salads or individual items like sliced tomatoes. Of all those items, here are some of them as recipes below.

Other than Recipe Ideas for Salmon, what are some interesting facts about Salmon?

1) Salmon are considered a health food, as they are high in protein, vitamin D, & Omega-3 fatty acids.
2) Salmon are born in fresh water, migrate to salt water, and return to fresh water to spawn.
3) Even though there are about 1,500 to 10,000 eggs in a female, only about 0 to 10 will survive to adulthood.
4) Salmon live 2 to 7 years.
5) The largest salmon can achieve a little under 5 feet long and around 125 pounds. The pink salmon grow to about max of 30 inches and 12 pounds.

And, here’s some final Salmon facts and pics info from Canada’s largest International conservation organization.

Visit our Articles page to see new interest items in the future.

Salmon Patties Fresh Salmon Flavorful Recipe

Salmon Patties Fresh Salmon Flavorful Recipe

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Flavorful Salmon Patties

Jeff Baygents
This is the fastest method of making fresh salmon patties and it's extremely flavorful.
5 from 1 vote
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 8 patties
Calories 303kcal





  • Rinse the salmon filets in cold water. Press with paper towels to remove excess water.
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  • Cook salmon in microwave for about 2½ minutes. Or, pan fry, if desired to cook it that way. Then, set aside to cool.
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  • Add all Patties Ingredients (except hot salmon) to mixing bowl. Then, if salmon has cooled enough to handle, break it apart and add to the same bowl. Remove most skin to discard, where possible.
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  • Mix all ingredients thoroughly by hand. Add a very small layer of oil to frying pan and heat to medium.
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  • When pan is hot, form the salmon patties (about 2-3 inches diameter) and add to pan. Cook each side about 5-7 minutes. Reduce heat a little below medium if needed.
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Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 214mg | Potassium: 532mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 147IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 2mg


Resources of Salmon Patties Fresh Salmon

This method of how to make salmon patties from fresh salmon, aka “how to prepare salmon croquettes”, is unique in saving time. First focus is to get the fresh salmon cooked. It’s done the quickest via microwave. And, it cools down to handle it if done in the order of the steps shown. Most other recipes will have extra steps in cooking the salmon, cooking the onions, and so on. Many recipes were tested and this one is the absolute fastest and still has an extremely high level of naturally seasoned flavors.

Salmon Burgers Fresh Salmon

These are also known as salmon burgers fresh salmon patties and they go extremely well with this dill tartar sauce. No matter what you may call them, the key is basically to get the salmon cooked, make the patties, and cook them about like you would a burger. They can be served on a plate as a main course with vegetables or other sides. Or, they can be served on a bun like a burger, using condiments like tartar sauce or ketchup. And then, have such sides like fries, tater tots, or onion rings.

What’s the Quickest Way to Cook Salmon?

To fry them in a pan. Here’s the quickest pan frying recipe for fresh salmon that adds just a spice and a little oil. The method applied is the absolute fastest and still has a lot of flavor. It’s basically how to prepare salmon croquettes.

Can salmon patties be frozen?

Yes, if stored properly, for about 3 months. Use “patty papers” to keep them separated so you can pull them apart to remove only what you want to reheat. Store them in sandwich bags and then again in a larger food storage bag.

Patty Papers are for keeping salmon croquettes (patties), burger patties, and other individual serving items easier to separate while frozen. This makes it great for portioning out and reducing food waste.

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Salmon Patties Fresh Salmon
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Fresh salmon. Click here to read about its health benefits.

Related Dishes to this Salmon Recipe

You can have an appetizer dish such as this recipe for crab dip. Or, you can see the alternative items below.

Salmon Quick Recipe – Number 1 Easiest Method

Salmon Quick Recipe – Number 1 Easiest Method

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Pan Seared Fried Salmon

Jeff Baygents
This method of searing and frying salmon is the fastest known method. We add some seasoning. It's also the most popular way to cook salmon.
No ratings yet
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 4
Calories 365kcal



  • Rinse off the salmon filets. Press some paper towels on salmon to absorb excess water away.
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  • Coat salmon with olive oil.
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  • Rub the Mrs. Dash seasonings onto the skinless side of oiled salmon.
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  • Heat frying pan to medium-high with a thin film of oil. Add salmon (seasoned side down) and immediately reduce heat to medium-low. It will initially sear and continue to cook modestly for about 5-7 minutes each side.
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  • To ensure doneness, cover if desired, after turning.
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The skin side will remove easily, if desired, after turning.
The spices will create a darkened (blackened) appearance.


Calories: 365kcal | Protein: 34g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 6877mg | Potassium: 834mg | Vitamin A: 68IU | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg


Resources of Salmon Quick Recipe

The most popular method of cooking salmon is pan fried. This pan seared salmon recipe shows the absolute fastest way. It’s oiled, seasoned with Mrs. Dash (fast), and cooked initially a bit hot and reduced to cook slower, after becoming seared.

Easy Salmon Recipe on Stove

While this is an easy salmon recipe on the stove, you can also accompany it by making one of our very easy homemade tartar sauce recipes.

Here’s an article about the health benefits of salmon.

Here’s how to make salmon patties from fresh salmon and cook them on the stove recipe, aka Salmon Croquettes. And here’s a listing of other salmon recipes. You can also serve a recipe for crab dip on the side.

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Seasoned pan seared salmon dinner plate
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Cooked Cabbage side dish for salmon
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Asparagus with tomatoes side dish for salmon