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The Best Salmon Recipes For Quick And Easy Dinners

These recipes are almost foolproof.
06/14/2012 03:10pm ET | Updated February 5, 2015

People get intimidated when they think about cooking fish. It's delicate, very easy to overcook (or undercook), and it runs the risk of making your whole kitchen smell for days. This is to say nothing of the fact that you might not get the fish you think you're buying because of rampant mislabeling.

Fear not, fish fans. Some seafood is hard to screw up, and one of our favorite kinds of fish falls into that category: salmon. Salmon is one of the most forgiving fish out there. In fact, it's almost idiot-proof.

Its oily flesh and skin keep it moist, and its meaty texture will satisfy even the most carnivorous dinner guest. Salmon gets extra bonus points for being filled with omega-3 fatty acids, which soothe inflammation and are good for cardiovascular health. Do you hear what we're saying, everyone? Eating this delicious thing is actually good for you!

One other note: don’t be afraid of the skin. Crisp salmon skin is one of the singular delights of this world. It is like a potato chip from the sea. Eat it. It’s good for you. Just make sure there aren’t any scales on it.

Still not sure? Allow us to convince you with our 32 easy ways to cook salmon:

1
Sake And Ginger Soba Noodle Salmon Stir Fry
Half Baked Harvest
2
Garlic Butter Salmon With Caramelized Shallot Relish
How Sweet It Is
3
Warm Salmon Nicoise Salad
The Woks Of Life
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4
Cuban Salmon Tacos With Citrus Mango Slaw
Half Baked Harvest
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5
Toasted Sesame Ginger Salmon
How Sweet It Is
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6
Tea Smoked Salmon With Five Spice
Feasting at Home
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7
Chile Lime Salmon Fajita Salad With Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette
Half Baked Harvest
8
Broiled Salmon And Roasted Garlic Cream Noodles
How Sweet It Is
9
Citrus-Avocado Salmon Salad
Cafe Johnsonia
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10
Maple Bourbon Glazed Salmon With Sweet Cranberry Chutney
Half Baked Harvest
11
Pan-Crisped Salmon With Light Dijon Cream And Garlic Butter Breadcrumbs
How Sweet It Is
12
Huckleberry Salmon Recipe
Feasting at Home
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13
Sweet Thai Chili Salmon Quesadillas
Half Baked Harvest
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14
Ginger Garlic Salmon With Cabbage Salad
Annie's Eats
15
Caribbean Jerk Salmon Tostadas
Half Baked Harvest
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16
Grilled Salmon Filet With Cucumber Dill Sauce
Foodie Crush
17
Salmon And Wasabi Nigiri
Adventures in Cooking
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18
Greek Salmon Souvlaki Gyros With Tzatziki
Half Baked Harvest
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19
BBQ Salmon Burgers
Half Baked Harvest
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20
Seared Salmon With Mushrooms And Asparagus Over Coconut Noodles
Bev Cooks
21
BBQ Spiced Salmon
How Sweet It Is
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22
Blackened Salmon With Cheesy Polenta
Half Baked Harvest
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23
Easy Grilled Maple Dijon Salmon With Bacon
How Sweet It Is
24
Curried Salmon Burgers
Half Baked Harvest
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25
Pan-Seared Salmon With A Pistachio Mint Cream Sauce
Bev Cooks
26
Asian Grilled Salmon Pineapple And Rice Lettuce Wraps
Half Baked Harvest

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