18 Super Easy and Delicious Ways To Cook Salmon

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These delicious ways to cook salmon are seriously the best and easiest way to enjoy salmon.

Perfect for nights when you want something quick and easy, these simple ways to cook salmon are kid and family friendly.

We love salmon. We actually really really love it.

Whether baked, broiled or BBQed, every member of our family looks forward to salmon night at our house.

In fact, salmon has been making its way into our weekly meal plan for months now because it’s a healthy and easy dinner option for our busy family.

Salmon is such a mild tasting fish that it’s the best place to start for folks looking to sneak more fish into their diet.

It’s hearty  and satisfying enough for my meat and potatoes husband and mild enough (aka not fishy) for my daughter. So, since it loved by everyone and easy prepare and cook, salmon has gotten a permanent spot in our weekly meal plan.

Our favorite type of salmon is wild Atlantic Salmon. It is a little more pricey but the flavor is truly unmatched. But, when we can’t find Atlantic we’ve bought other varieties and these recipes work out well regardless.

Salmon is a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids, potassium and b-vitamins. So, it’s really a healthy dinner choice.

Salmon is seriously SO good for you.

 Since it’s healthy, delicious and easy to prepare it has become a go-to in our house on nights where we want something quick and easy for dinner.

Here are 18 of our favorite delicious ways to cook salmon.

We love experimenting with delicious ways to prepare salmon to keep things fresh in our house.

These easy ways to cook salmon are perfect for busy families and anyone looking for healthy kid approved dinner recipes and ideas.

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18 delicious ways to cook salmon

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#1 BLACKENED BAKED SALMON

These simple and delicious ways to cook salmon are great weeknight meal idea for busy folks and family looking for simple healthy dinners.

This blackened salmon is one of our absolutely favorite ways to cook salmon. It’s really easy to prepare and always comes out perfect.  The blend of spices isn’t overpowering and complements the delicate flavor of salmon beautifully. We also love to cook this on the BBQ to give the fish a delicious charred flavor. (Click here to get the full recipe from Eatwell 101)

#2  HONEY GARLIC GLAZED SALMON

These simple and delicious ways to cook salmon are great weeknight meal idea for busy folks and family looking for simple healthy dinners.

Another must try recipe is this honey garlic glazed salmon. The sticky honey garlic sauce coats the salmon beautifully and adds just a hint of sweetness which is another of our favorite ways to cook salmon. We love to pair this with steamed broccoli for a well rounded meal. (Click here to get the full recipe from The Chunky Chef)

#3 SALMON WITH CREAMY GARLIC SAUCE

The creamy garlic Dijon sauce on this salmon recipe is just perfect. This quick and easy recipe is definitely going to become of your favorite ways to cook salmon. We love this one with a side of French beans and rice! (Click here to get the full recipe from Cooking Classy)

#4 Baked TERIYAKI SALMON

Do you love Teriyaki? Then, you have gotta try this super simple and very flavorful recipe! This easy 30 minute meal is perfect for quick and easy lunches or dinners throughout the week. Click here to get the full recipe from Healthy Fitness Meals)

#5 PANKO CRUSTED SALMON

This super simple salmon recipe involves coating your fish  in a creamy lemony mayonnaise and then coating in seasoned panko-parmesan crust. This recipe results in perfectly flaky salmon. Seriously, this is one of the easiest and most flavorful ways to cook Salmon.  (Click here to get the full recipe from Simply Home Cooked)

#6 COCONUT THAI SALMON CURRY

These simple and delicious ways to cook salmon are great weeknight meal idea for busy folks and family looking for simple healthy dinners.

We love anything cooked in coconut milk. This decadent coconut curry salmon recipe comes together in just about 30 minutes and pairs beautifully with Jasmin rice and warm naan bread. (Click here to get the full recipe from Fig and Olive Platter)

#7 HONEY PINEAPPLE SALMON

 Pineapple and salmon pair together beautiful in this baked salmon dish. This super simple baked salmon recipe comes together in no time and it’s so good you’ll catch yourself wanting to make it over and over. (Click hereto get the full recipe from A Worthey Read)

#8 SWEET & SPICY CAJUN BROWN SUGAR SALMON

These simple and delicious ways to cook salmon are great weeknight meal idea for busy folks and family looking for simple healthy dinners.

This 20 minute meal is perfect when you’re really strapped for time. A delicious combination of Cajun spices and brown sugar make for the most delicious fork tender salmon. (Click here to get the full recipe from The Hungry Blue Bird)

#9 CREAMY PAN SEARED TUSCAN SALMON

This pan seared Tuscan salmon is a great quick and easy weeknight dinner idea. Pair this with pasta or rice for a healthy and filling supper that even the kids will love. (Click here to get the full recipe from Joyful Healthy Eats)

#10 GRILLED SALMON WITH HERB BUTTER

These simple and delicious ways to cook salmon are great weeknight meal idea for busy folks and family looking for simple healthy dinners.

This super simple herb butter salmon recipe is super easy to put together. The outcome tastes as if you slaved in the kitchen for hours. This is another of our absolute favorite ways to cook salmon. Quick, easy and above all delicious. (Click here to get the full recipe from Will Cook For Smiles)

#11 CHIPOTLE MAPLE GRILLED SALMON

This chipotle maple grilled salmon packs a TON of flavor. With a little smoke, sweetness and spice this is one of those ways to cook salmon that the family will beg your to make over and over again. (Click here to get to the full recipe from Recipe Runner)

#12 FIRECRACKER SALMON

These simple and delicious ways to cook salmon are great weeknight meal idea for busy folks and family looking for simple healthy dinners.

This firecracker salmon is crisp and sweet and just delicious because it’s cooked in the best sauce. Soy, garlic, ginger, siracha, chili flakes, paprika and brown sugar are combined to create an epic sauce that’s sweet and spicy and just perfect for salmon. (Click here to get the full recipe from Cafe Delites)

#13 HONEY SRIRACHA LIME SALMON

This quick and easy foil dinner comes together in a snap. Honey, Sriracha and lime juice are combined to bake up a fork tender salmon that is loaded with flavor! (Click here to get the full recipe from Le Creme De La Crumb)

#14 BAKED ORANGE GINGER SALMON

 Orange and ginger blend together to make this delicious 20 minute baked salmon. This quick and easy 30 minute supper idea is another of our favorite ways to cook salmon!(Click here to get the full recipe from Busy Cooks)

#15 SALMON IN ROASTED PEPPER SAUCE

This decadent one pan wonder is one of those ways to cook salmon that tastes like it took hours to prepare. Quick and easy, this delicious salmon dinner comes together in less than 30 minutes. (Click here to get the full recipe from Cooktoria)

#16 CRISPY SKIN SALMON

This super easy 10 minute salmon is really simple to make. This fork tender pan seared salmon pairs well with just about any side which makes it a great option for a quick weeknight supper.(Click here to get the full recipe from Will Cook For Smiles)

#17 SALMON & CREAMY AVOCADO SAUCE

This delicious seared salmon with creamy avocado sauce is perfect on night when you want something quick and easy. (Click here to get the full recipe TheFoodCafe)

#18 PAN SEARED SALMON WITH SPINACH

We love this  pan seared salmon with spinach because it’s a delicious and easy way to get a super healthy dinner on the table in a flash. This is another of those ways to cook salmon that your family will beg you to make over and over. Pair this with a grain like rice or pasta for a well rounded healthy supper. (Click here to get the full recipe from Julias Album)

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