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21 Salmon recipes you can make in under 20 minutes

Not only is cooking salmon a quick and easy way to get dinner on the table, but it’s also one of the healthiest fish to consume when you buy wild.

A high-quality, protein-packed meal is what dining on salmon will bring. Omega-3 fatty acids, essential amino acids and a great variety of good-for-you vitamins make salmon a healthy choice for dinner. We’ve put together our favorite salmon recipes, which all take less than 20 minutes to make and serve — great for weeknight meals for the family.

1. Asian salmon in foil recipe

salmon foil

Image: Damn Delicious

Asian salmon in foil is a genius idea — makes cleanup a breeze and nothing sticks. We’re loving the Asian flavors in this recipe and the sauce that it makes.

2. Honey soy-glazed salmon and pineapple pops recipe

soy salmon pops

We’re thinking these honey soy-glazed salmon and pineapple pops would be amazing for a spring cocktail party — bright and delicious.

3. Salmon with brown butter, almonds and capers recipe

brown butter salmon

Image: Recipe Girl

Oh, how we love brown butter. This recipe for salmon with brown butter, almonds and capers is all of our tasty dreams come true.

4. Salmon and vegetables en papillote recipe

salmon papillote

This salmon and vegetables en papillote gives you a complete dinner in minutes — all wrapped up in one convenient little package.

5. Molasses stout-glazed salmon recipe

stout salmon

Image: The Beeroness

You can basically make this recipe for molasses stout-glazed salmon with your favorite beer — but the sweeter you go, the richer your glaze will be.

6. Griddle-cooked salmon with soy-ginger sauce recipe

griddle salmon

Soy and ginger are a classic and delicious pairing. This griddle-cooked salmon with soy-ginger sauce showcases them perfectly.

7. Salmon with corn salsa recipe

grilled salmon

Image: Laylita’s Recipes

We can’t wait for summer corn to harvest so we can make this delicious salmon with corn salsa recipe.

8. Brown butter and bourbon salmon recipe

plank salmon

Cooking salmon on planks — like in this brown butter and bourbon salmon — is the perfect way to infuse a woodsy and scrumptious flavor.

9. Grilled garlic Dijon herb salmon recipe

garlic salmon

Image: Skinnytaste

It’s grilling season! Get ready by making this grilled garlic dijon herb salmon — whether indoors or on the grill outdoors.

10. Matzo-crusted salmon recipe

matzo salmon

Need new ways to use up that box of matzo crackers? How about making this recipe for matzo-crusted salmon?

11. Grilled salmon filet with dill-cucumber sauce recipe

grilled salmon

Image: Foodie Crush

Grill your salmon and make this grilled salmon filet with dill-cucumber sauce. The cucumber sauce is a refreshing sauce to dollop on the salmon.

12. Planked salmon with coconut rice recipe

salmon and rice

Definitely pick up a couple of planks before the summer starts — you’ll want to make this quick recipe for planked salmon with coconut rice every week.

13. Chile-lime salmon fajita salad recipe

chile lime salmon

Image: Half Baked Harvest

Feel inspired by Mexico and make this gorgeous and colorful chile-lime salmon fajita salad.

14. Herbed salmon recipe

herbed salmon

Grab your favorite herbs and whip up this herbed salmon tonight.

15. Grilled salmon with fresh tomato and avocado salsa recipe

salmon tomatoes

Image: My Colombian Recipes

Once the gorgeous tomatoes of the summer season are ready, this grilled salmon with fresh tomato and avocado salsa is a must-have for dinner.

16. Salmon and asparagus fried rice recipe

fried rice

Got some leftover salmon? Make this salmon and asparagus fried rice for a quick meal.

17. Salmon ceviche recipe

salmon ceviche

Image: Table for Two

Get some fresh salmon and make salmon ceviche as a party appetizer.

18. Baked salmon with brown butter sauce recipe

baked salmon

Another brown butter favorite — try this baked salmon with a brown butter sauce.

19. Grilled salmon kebabs recipe

salmon skewers

Image: Skinnytaste

Turn on the grill and make these quick and easy grilled salmon kebabs.

20. Salmon avocado ceviche recipe

avocado salmon ceviche

Image: Country Cleaver

The wildest, freshest salmon is best for this salmon avocado ceviche recipe.

21. Bourbon-glazed salmon recipe

bourbon salmon

Whip up some delicious bourbon glaze and this bourbon-glazed salmon is minutes away from your dinner table.

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More salmon recipes

Hawaiian salmon patty burgers
Thai salmon burgers with spicy peanut butter sauce
Pan-seared salmon with corn and edamame succotash

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