Cooktop Cove: 7 healthy salmon recipes that your family won't be able to resist
I love eating fish (especially when it's wrapped in a sushi roll). Salmon, however, is one that's hit or miss for me because it can taste too fishy if it's not cooked and flavored the right way. Fortunately, there are plenty of chefs who have a better grasp of how to prep this type of fish.
Salmon is a heart-healthy, protein-filled, heavy-hitter for people trying to eat a healthy diet. If you want to add some more of this flavorful fish to your diet, try adding one of these recipes to your menu rotation.
1. Salmon with spinach, garlic, and tomato (h/t Matty Fusaro)
This meal is exactly what it purports to be: a well-seasoned piece of salmon (skin on) with sauteed garlic, tomato, and cheese. Yum. Even I can handle this recipe!
2. Salmon with fresh herb salsa
Slow cooking is one of the best ways to cook salmon because the low-and-slow process prevents the fish from being overcooked and keeps it beautifully moist. The recipe below uses this to full advantage by slowly poaching the fish in a bath of wine and aromatics. A salsa made of fresh herbs and olive oil gives the dish an elegant finishing touch. Get the full recipe here
3. Cilantro-lime honey garlic salmon (h/t Julia's Album)
Two things I love about this recipe: the fantastic flavor and easy cleanup. The foil helps keep your fish together (as it softens when it's cooking) and helps the meat stay moist. I'm half thinking this might actually make a decent tin-foil dinner for camping...
4. Low-carb sweet chili salmon
Fish is so easy and quick to cook that I find I’m cooking more and more of it these days. Salmon is a favorite because it’s flavorful and loaded with healthy fats. All it needs is a bit of lemon and garlic to turn it into a delicious dinner, but sometimes I want something a little more exciting. The recipe below fits the bill. Get the full recipe here
5. Pan-seared salmon (h/t Momtastic)
Somedays you need a meal that requires as little effort as possible, and this may just be the perfect recipe to rescue your night. There are only five ingredients, and the fish is done in less than 15 minutes. Serve with sweet potato fries or a cold salad.
6. Hoison-glazed salmon (h/t Pinch of Yum)
The hoison-glazed salmon looks like something you would see at a five-star restaurant, but it only takes 10 minutes to prep! Save yourself $50 and try making this tasty fish dish at home.
7. Baked eggs with smoked salmon (h/t To her Core)
Eggs and fish sound like an odd combination, and that's before you add buckwheat and mint to the mix. While this dish may seem a little too daring, it's a great option if you need a major protein fix. This recipe makes about five portion sizes.
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