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Salmon Recipes

8 Recipes for Salmon That Appeal to the Whole Family


Salmon is rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, making it one of the healthiest foods you can enjoy. The good news is there are lots of terrific ways to serve salmon, many of which appeal to kids. This collection includes my best most-requested salmon recipes.

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1. Grilled Salmon

Grilled Salmon
Stephanie Gallagher
This dish couldn't be easier, because it's made with an indoor contact grill, such as the George Foreman grill. Salmon fillets are marinated briefly then grilled in this easy recipe, which takes less than 15 minutes to prepare from start to finish.

2. Pecan Crusted Salmon Recipe

Pecan Crusted Salmon
Stephanie Gallagher
This salmon has a sweet-tangy flavor and a crunchy topping, thanks to a quick dip in a honey-mustard coating and a topping of finely-chopped pecans. This recipe is a real crowd-pleaser and works as well for company as it does for a busy weeknight, because it is both elegant and easy to prepare. Serve with couscous and roasted green beans.

3. Salmon Patties with Old Bay Seasoning

Salmon Cakes Recipe
Stephanie Gallagher
These salmon cakes have a nice bit of zing, thanks to the Old Bay seasoning (use less if your family prefers milder food). If you can't find Old Bay in your local supermarket, use a good creole seasoning. The salmon patties are rolled in crushed potato chips for a kid-pleasing crust that gives them excellent texture.

4. Salmon Hash Recipe

Salmon Hash
Stephanie Gallagher
This recipe is a great way to turn leftover baked or grilled salmon into an entirely new and different meal. Don't have any leftover salmon on hand? No problem. You can make this recipe with canned salmon, too.

5. Salmon Fettuccine Alfredo

Salmon Fettuccine Alfredo
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This dish is pure comfort food. Fettuccine is bathed in a rich cream sauce that is dotted with salmon. This recipe is a great way to introduce kids to salmon. Think about it: What's not to like?

6. Salmon Wellington Recipe

Salmon Wellington
Stephanie Gallagher
This is a kid-friendly salmon recipe that is super easy to prepare. Instead of puff pastry, this salmon wellington is wrapped in crescent dough, which is not only easy to work with, but cheaper, too. And it naturally appeals to kids.

7. Grilled Salmon with Lemon Caper Sauce

Salmon with Lemon Caper Sauce
Stephanie Gallagher
You can use any type of grill for this recipe - an outdoor grill, indoor grill, indoor contact grill, etc. The lemon caper sauce sounds like it would be too fancy for kids, but it's really just a mixture of butter, lemon and capers. Because the capers are salty, kids tend to like them.

8. Herb-Crusted Oven Baked Salmon

Crusted Salmon
Stephanie Gallagher
Salmon fillets are dipped in buttermilk then rolled in a mixture of finely-chopped pistachio nuts and panko (Japanese bread crumbs). The result is a crunchy fish dish that provides a texture similar to a fried fish. Serve with rice and steamed broccoli.

9. Salmon with Cucumber Salsa Recipe

Salmon with Cucumber Salsa
Stephanie Gallagher
A homemade salsa of cucumbers, pineapple, red bell peppers, honey and cilantro gives this salmon dish a crisp and fresh flavor that makes it ideal for summertime. I like to serve this recipe with couscous or rice.

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