5 Best Ways to Cook Salmon

Salmon is not only versatile, it's quick-cooking and delivers a healthy dose of nutrients in every bite. Try one of these recipes, all featuring this favorite fish as the star.

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    This garlic ginger salmon recipe is a great example of how Asian flavors really enhance this fish. If you're looking for a quick, easy, and delicious salmon recipe, give this a try.

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    Photo © Flickr user Hanataro

    If you love the smoky flavor of grilled salmon, but hate risking disaster trying to flip it, then this "no flip" grilled salmon recipe is for you. The salmon cooks on the skin side only, and the heat slowly transfers up through the filet resulting in a subtle smoked flavor and moist texture.

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    This extremely basic grilled salmon steak recipe lets the fish be the star. Grilled salmon steaks are so delicious that heavy sauces and marinades just get in the way of the natural goodness. The fragrant tarragon and lemon add a subtle accent to this classic grilled salmon recipe.

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    Photo (c) John Mitzewich

    Mango salsa is a very popular topping for grilled salmon in restaurants, but not as common at home, which is a shame since it's so easy to do well. The tropical and tangy topping is a perfect match with smoky fish.

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    Salmon Baked on Aromatic Salt. Photo (c) John Mitzewich

    This is a great salmon recipe. Thick center-cut salmon filets are simply placed over coarse salt, which has been liberally studded with aromatic spices. As the salmon bakes on the salt, the aromas from the spices subtly permeate the fish.