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West Coast Salmon Saltimbocca Author: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Credits: Joe Kim

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20 best salmon recipes

A known source of heart-healthy and anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids, salmon is a dinnertime superstar as it is rich, flavourful and healthy. Expand your salmon dinner repertoire with one of these favourite recipes. 

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20 best salmon recipes

Crispy Salmon on Braised Vegetables and Spinach Mash

There is nothing quite like salmon skin cooked to crispy perfection. The secret to the crispness is cooking the fish 90 percent of the way through on the skin side (in a nonstick pan!); the key to maintaining it is serving the fish skin side up so that the moisture from the fish and vegetables doesn't turn it soggy.

Read more: Crispy Salmon on Braised Vegetables and Spinach Mash
By: Annabelle Waugh and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Credits: Ryan Brook

20 best salmon recipes

Pistachio-Crusted Salmon With Garlic Rapini

A handful of stellar ingredients pack a lot of flavour into this heart-healthy weeknight meal. Serve the dish alongside steamed mini potatoes tossed with olive oil and fresh garden herbs.

Read more: Pistachio-Crusted Salmon With Garlic Rapini
By: Leah Kuhne and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Credits: Jeff Coulson

20 best salmon recipes

Cheesy Salmon Casserole

Everyone has a favourite go-to macaroni casserole, but this Salmon Cheddaroni from our archives might just become your new weeknight comfort meal. An easy bread-crumb topping creates a crispy crust, making every bite as tasty as the last. Serve with steamed vegetables.

Read more: Cheesy Salmon Casserole
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Credits: Jeff Coulson

20 best salmon recipes

Salmon and Caper Burgers With Dill Cucumbers

A refreshing alternative to beef burgers, this salmon version is flavoured with tangy lemon juice and grainy mustard. For an even lighter dish, replace the sour cream with Greek yogurt.

Read more: Salmon and Caper Burgers With Dill Cucumbers
By: Jennifer Bartoli and the Canadian Living Test Kitchen Credits: Jeff Coulson

20 best salmon recipes

Best Ever Slow Cooker Seafood Chowder

There are few things more comforting than a bowl of rich, creamy seafood chowder. Sweet, licorice-like fennel naturally complements the seafood. Serve with oyster crackers or crusty bread and a simple green salad for a complete meal.

Read more: Best Ever Slow Cooker Seafood Chowder
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Credits: Jeff Coulson

20 best salmon recipes

Panko-Crusted Salmon with Curried Yogurt Sauce

Nothing makes a tender fillet of salmon more appealing than a crunchy layer of panko. For even cooking, ask for salmon fillets that are all the same size and thickness. Serve with a simple tossed green salad or steamed asparagus.

Read more: Panko-Crusted Salmon with Curried Yogurt Sauce
By: Irene Fong and the Canadian Living Test Kitchen Credits: Jeff Coulson

20 best salmon recipes

West Coast Salmon Saltimbocca

Chef Gail McCully of Port Alberni, B.C., created this dish, which was the winner of the 2009 Master Garlic Chef cook-off. Port Alberni, the salmon capital of the world, has since adopted this delicious prosciutto-wrapped salmon as the official recipe of the Alberni Valley. Opt for wild-caught salmon if possible for our adaptation of the recipe.

Read more: West Coast Salmon Saltimbocca
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Credits: Joe Kim

20 best salmon recipes

Potato and Salmon Cakes

A few fresh ingredients and a bit of flaky salmon give leftover mashed potatoes a tasty new lease on life. Depending on how salty your mashed potatoes are, you might want to add an extra pinch of salt. Serve with a simple green salad for a light lunch or dinner.

Read more: Potato and Salmon Cakes
By: Jennifer Bartoli and the Canadian Living Test Kitchen Credits: Jeff Coulson

20 best salmon recipes

Quick Salmon Kedgeree

Golden, curry-scented kedgeree is a British dish traditionally made with smoked fish and basmati rice. We've borrowed a lot of the same flavours, added some healthful ingredients like kale, and taken a few shortcuts so you can create this dish in only 30 minutes, with minimal effort.

Read more: Quick Salmon Kedgeree
By: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Credits: Jeff Coulson

20 best salmon recipes

Grilled Salmon Fillets

Choose thick skin-on fillets, as they'll hold together on the grill. Be gentle when turning the fish; it's best to use two spatulas, placing one under and one over the fillet.

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By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Credits: Jeff Coulson

20 best salmon recipes

Salmon Kabobs With Baby Bok Choy

Serve with hot cooked brown, wild or white rice. If the bok choy are tiny, you'll need two per person. You can use this marinade for other fish fillets, such as white fish, salmon, trout or tilapia, for equally delicious results.

Read more: Salmon Kabobs With Baby Bok Choy
By: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Credits: Jeff Coulson

20 best salmon recipes

Orange Salmon and Orzo Salad

The combination of sweet orange, savoury salmon and fresh herbs makes this pasta salad a tasty, healthful option. If you like, serve smaller portions as a side dish at your next gathering.

Read more: Orange Salmon and Orzo Salad
By: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Credits: Jeff Coulson

20 best salmon recipes

Seared Salmon and Swiss Chard With Mustard Vinaigrette

A simple mustard vinaigrette is all you need to amp up the fresh flavour of salmon. Currants add a touch of sweetness to the Swiss chard, but you can also use dried cranberries for an extra pop of colour. Chard stems are denser than the leaves, so be sure to cook them for longer.

Read more: Seared Salmon and Swiss Chard With Mustard Vinaigrette
By: Jennifer Bartoli and the Canadian Living Test Kitchen Credits: Jeff Coulson

20 best salmon recipes

Seared Salmon with Buttery Couscous and Mango Salsa

Bursting with fresh flavours and bright colours, this summery main is a shoo-in for weeknight entertaining. Toast the couscous before cooking for a nice nutty flavour.

Read more: Seared Salmon with Buttery Couscous and Mango Salsa
By: Jennifer Bartoli and the Canadian Living Test Kitchen Credits: Jeff Coulsom

20 best salmon recipes

Miso Salmon

Miso paste brings a heady hit of umami to any dish; combined with the rich flavour of salmon, it'll hit dinner out of the park. Use a wide spatula to release the delicate fish from the grill and a pair of tongs to gently turn it.

Read more: Miso Salmon
By: Rheanna Kish and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Credits: Jeff Coulson

20 best salmon recipes

Herbed Salmon With Kale and Fennel Salad

This speedy yet elegant meal will impress even the most discerning dinner guest. If you can't find baby kale, you can easily substitute baby spinach.

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By: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Credits: Jeff Coulson

20 best salmon recipes

Gluten-Free Orange Ginger Soba Noodles With Salmon

Not all soba noodles are created equal. Check the ingredient list on the package to make sure your noodles have been made with 100 percent buckwheat flour. (Many brands use a mix of buckwheat and regular wheat flour.) Look for gluten-free soba noodles in health food stores.

Read more: Gluten-Free Orange Ginger Soba Noodles With Salmon
By: Rheanna Kish and the Canadian Living Test Kitchen Credits: Jeff Coulson

20 best salmon recipes

Seared Salmon With Cauliflower Colcannon

This updated take on colcannon gets a nutrient boost from kale and substitutes less-starchy cauliflower for some of the traditional white potato. We've used a food processor to create a superfine purée, but you can use a food mill for an even smoother texture.

Read more: Seared Salmon With Cauliflower Colcannon
By: Irene Fong and the Canadian Living Test Kitchen Credits: Joe Kim

20 best salmon recipes

Cedar-Planked Salmon with Maple-Mustard Glaze

Grilling the salmon on water-soaked cedar planks infuses it with a delightfully smoky taste, plus the sauce gives it a golden glaze. If you can't do this outside, bake it on planks in a 425°F (220°C) oven for about 12 minutes.

Read more: Cedar-Planked Salmon with Maple-Mustard Glaze
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Credits: Jeff Coulson

20 best salmon recipes

Tandoori Salmon Cakes With Raita

These easy fish cakes are mostly made from ingredients you might have on hand. Fresh bread crumbs and eggs help to hold the cakes together. Make your own fresh bread crumbs by pulsing day-old bread in a food processor until it resembles fine crumbs. Freeze them in an airtight container for up to 2 months.

Read more: Tandoori Salmon Cakes With Raita
By: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Credits: Jim Norton

 

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