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30 Best Salmon Recipes

  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Calories: 727
Seared garlic-ginger salmon over brown rice, avocado, cucumber, nori in a bowl.

We’ve rounded up 30 of the best salmon recipes the internet has to offer! Quick, practical and delicious, these are our very favorite ways to use salmon for lunch or dinner!

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In A Rush? The Easiest Salmon Recipes To the Rescue!

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  • Peach season is almost here and this Easy Baked Salmon with Chipotle Peach Salsa is calling my name. The spicy peach salsa with fresh cherry tomatoes makes a delicious accompaniment to the baked salmon.

We hope you enjoy these 30 Best Salmon Recipes! If you whip them up, let us know! Snap a photo of your fishy dishes and tag us on Instagram using @themodernproper and #themodernproper. Happy eating!

30 Best Salmon Recipes

  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Calories: 727


Teriyaki Salmon

  • 1 lb salmon filet, cut into 4 portions
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced

Sushi Bowl

  • 4 cups brown rice, cooked
  • 1 english cucumber, sliced
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 2 sheets nori, cut into triangles
  • sesame seeds, optional

Sriracha Mayo

  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise
  • 1-2 teaspoon sriracha
  • 2 teaspoon rice vinegar


1. In a small bowl mix the soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, garlic, and ginger. Set aside.
2. Heat the sesame oil in a large skillet over high heat. Sear the salmon for 90 seconds per side on all 4 sides.
3. With salmon skin side down, pour the marinade over the salmon and simmer until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes.
4. Build the bowls by dividing the rice into 4 bowls, topping with salmon, cucumber, avocado, sesame seeds and nori.
5. In a small bowl mix the mayonnaise, sriracha and 2 tsp rice vinegar. Drizzle over the bowl. Drizzle with extra ginger-honey sauce. Enjoy.

Nutrition Info

  • Per Serving
  • Amount
  • Calories 727
  • Protein 25 g
  • Carbohydrates 60 g
  • Total Fat 33 g
  • Dietary Fiber 4 g
  • Cholesterol 70 mg
  • sodium 2012 mg
  • Total Sugars 21 g

30 Best Salmon Recipes

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  • Maria Nalos

    With a freezer full of salmon and a handful of recipes on repeat, I’m so thankful for your inspiration. I made this for our family dinner on Monday night. So good!

    Glad to hear!

  • Taylor

    These look amazing!!

    Thanks so much!

  • Abi

    Salmon is a staple in my house. 😍 this looks amazing.

    yay! Hope you get to make a lot of the recipes!

  • Delia

    Can't wait to try all of these! I love salmon, but tend to stick to the same recipe out of habit, always good to branch out.

    Yes! We love salmon for how versatile and healthy it is!