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Grilled, Baked & Cedar Planked: 7 Easy and Delicious Salmon Recipes

04/23/2017 07:42am ET | Updated April 23, 2017

Salmon fillets are typically sold prepped and ready to cook — and there are endless ways to prepare them. From baked salmon with honey mustard and a pecan panko crust to mirin-glazed salmon, these tested and perfected recipes are perfect for fast and flavorful dinners.

This wonderful salmon dish takes a total of 20 minutes -- 10 minutes to prepare and 10 minutes to bake -- yet tastes like something you'd order at a fancy restaurant. GET THE RECIPE

Southwestern spices create a delicious crust and add a hint of heat and bitterness to balance out the sweetness of the syrup and richness of the salmon. The pineapple salsa completes the dish. GET THE RECIPE

Planked salmon is a mainstay on restaurant menus, yet it’s so easy (not to mention less expensive) to make at home. In this recipe, the cedar plank and herbs impart a smoky, woodsy flavor, while lemon and garlic add zing. What’s more? The plank prevents the fish from sticking to the grill and makes clean-up a breeze. GET THE RECIPE

In this dish, 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

The glaze is the star of this easy dish. The little mustard seeds “pop” in your mouth, releasing bits of intense, sharp mustard flavor when you bite into them. Delicious! GET THE RECIPE

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 simply grilled salmon with a tangy and refreshing cucumber salad over top is just that. GET THE RECIPE

This recipe is adapted from one of my favorite cookbooks, Nigella Express by Nigella Lawson. It’s a remarkably easy dish: most of the ingredients are right out of the pantry, and you can have it on the table in 20 minutes. GET THE RECIPE

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