THE BLOG

6 Delicious Dinners You Can Make With Salmon Fillets

05/11/2016 08:52am ET | Updated December 6, 2017
This post was published on the now-closed HuffPost Contributor platform. Contributors control their own work and posted freely to our site. If you need to flag this entry as abusive, send us an email.

Whether grilled, pan-seared, or broiled, salmon fillets make an easy (and healthy) weeknight dinner. From Cedar Planked Salmon with Lemon, Garlic & Herbs to Thai Chili-Glazed Salmon, these recipes are all serious family-pleasers.

2016-05-10-1462889484-3753583-cedarplanksalmon.jpg

Cedar planked salmon is a mainstay on restaurant menus, yet it's so easy -- not to mention less expensive -- to make at home. This is one of my favorite ways to prepare it: the cedar plank and herbs impart a smoky, woodsy flavor, while the lemon zest and garlic add zing. The plank prevents the fish from sticking to the grill and makes clean-up a breeze. GET THE RECIPE

2016-05-10-1462890137-1403459-MirinGlazedSalmon.jpg

This recipe is adapted from one of my favorite cookbooks, Nigella Express by Nigella Lawson. It's an elegant and remarkably easy dish, one that completely belies the amount of effort on your part. Most of the ingredients are right out of the pantry, and you can have it on the table in 20 minutes. GET THE RECIPE

2016-05-10-1462889730-2111731-salmonwithpineapplesalsa.jpg

In this easy and elegant recipe, the spices create a delicious top crust and add a hint of heat to balance out the sweetness of the maple syrup and richness of the salmon. GET THE RECIPE

2016-05-10-1462889998-7263031-salmonwithmustardglaze.jpg

The little mustard seeds glisten in the glaze and "pop" in your mouth, releasing bits of intense, sharp mustard flavor when you bite into them. Delicious! GET THE RECIPE

2016-05-11-1462969884-2114451-grilledsalmonwithcucumbersalad.jpg

Warm weather cooking is all about keeping it simple: no fussy sauces or heating up the kitchen, just good food made from fresh ingredients. This salmon, simply grilled with a tangy and refreshing cucumber salad over top, is just that. GET THE RECIPE

2016-05-10-1462890229-3891998-BroiledSalmonwithThaiGlaze.jpg

Salmon fillets are quickly marinated in Thai sweet chili sauce, soy sauce and ginger -- and then broiled until caramelized on top. Main courses simply do not get any easier, more delicious or elegant than this. GET THE RECIPE