22 Delicious and Family-Friendly Salmon Recipes You Need to Try

Emily Manning

Emily Manning

May 13, 2021

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Grilled, poached, pan fried, roasted – there are so many ways to prepare salmon to make the most of this versatile fish. Our pick of the best salmon recipes all pack a punch with plenty of flavour. Better still, they are all quick to prepare and ready in minutes, making them ideal for a weeknight family meal, yet impressive enough for a special occasion.

Salmon is packed with protein, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin B12, which are all linked to improving brain function, cognition, and neurological health. Adding more fish to your family’s diet is always a great idea, and these healthy, delicious salmon recipes will keep your meal plan exciting!

Salmon Recipes Not to be Missed

Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon

glazed salmon for salmon recipes

Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, this sweet and tangy brown sugar glazed salmon from Diethood is an easy weeknight meal that will quickly have everyone coming back for seconds.

Salmon Pasta with Spinach

salmon pasta recipe

This deliciously easy salmon pasta with spinach from Cooktoria is a one-pot dinner that’s ready in less than 30 minutes. Chunks of tender salmon and spinach combine in a scrumptious, creamy Parmesan sauce.

Soy Glazed Salmon

soy glazed salmon recipe

This soy glazed salmon recipe from Rasa Malaysia is an easy oven-baked salmon dinner that takes just 10 minutes to prep and 20 minutes in the oven. It is packed with flavour, both sweet and savoury, with a hint of heat.

Grilled Salmon Burgers

Grilled salmon burger

Crispy and crunchy on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside, these salmon burgers from Living Locurto are a quick and easy dinner idea that can be cooked in a pan, grilled or done on the BBQ.

Teriyaki Salmon

teriyaki salmon recipe

Look at that glaze! This teriyaki salmon from Dinner at the Zoo is a quick meal to make, and ready in about 20 minutes. The teriyaki sauce can be made up to 3 days before you plan to use it. Or you can make a double batch and put some in the freezer for next time.

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Crispy Salmon Nuggets

Salmon Nuggets

Are you looking for new easy fish recipes that the kids will also enjoy? Get them to help with this fun little fishy salmon nuggets recipe, they’ll also enjoy decorating their plates ready for the fish!

Easy Salmon Risotto

salmon risotto recipe

Risotto is one of my all-time favourites! This easy salmon risotto from Erren’s Kitchen requires no constant stirring, making it a perfect midweek meal that’s ready in 30 minutes. Plus, it’s packed with flavour thanks to butter, garlic, lemon, white wine and parmesan, as well as the flaky salmon and peas.

Salmon Patties

Salmon patties

These salmon patties from Natasha’s Kitchen are flaky, tender and so flavourful, with crisp edges and big bites of salmon. You can use leftover salmon, or even well-drained tinned salmon, to make these patties. And the homemade tartar sauce is yum!

Pesto Salmon

pesto salmon recipe

Just 4 ingredients and 20 minutes is all you need to make this baked pesto salmon recipe from Healthy Fitness Meals. Serve with a salad or over pasta for an easy and delicious weeknight dinner.

Citrus Salmon Tacos

citrus salmon tacos

Zesty chilli-rubbed salmon meets fresh citrus-avocado salsa to make these absolute amazing salmon tacos from Gimme Some Oven! Everyone will love assembling their own tacos, just bring everything to the table and make it a fun hands-on dinner.

Crispy Coconut Pan-Fried Salmon

Crispy coconut pan-fried salmon recipe

Easy and delicious, this crispy coconut pan-fried salmon from Raia’s Recipes is a winner! With minimal prep and only a few paleo-, keto-, and Whole30-friendly ingredients, you won’t mind making it often.

Baked Parmesan Crusted Salmon

Baked parmesan crusted salmon recipe

This baked parmesan crusted salmon from Recipe Tin Eats is a stunning showstopper that’s very easy to make and one of our favourite salmon recipes. The parmesan crust is insanely delicious and don’t miss out on the lemon cream sauce, it’s the essential finishing touch.

Lemon-Garlic Baked Salmon and Asparagus


We all love a traybake, and this baked salmon and asparagus from Cafe Delites is yum! Lemon, garlic and parsley are infused in this salmon while it bakes in your oven in only 10 minutes.

Salmon Croquettes

salmon croquettes

Crispy on the outside and soft in the inside, these kid-friendly salmon croquettes from Healthy Little Foodies are great as part of a main meal or lunch. There’s also loads of advice on how to get the kids involved in making the croquettes, whether to bake or fry them, storing them in the freezer, as well as plenty of tips.

Easy Oven Baked Salmon

oven baked salmon

This easy oven baked salmon from Kristine’s Kitchen Blog is cooked in a honey, Dijon and garlic glaze and takes just 10 minutes of prep time.

Garlic Butter Salmon in Foil


Looking for a dinner with zero clean up? Garlic butter salmon in foil from Damn Delicious is so tasty, and cooks right there in the foil! You can do a whole side of salmon, or individual pieces as needed.

Blackened Salmon

Blackened salmon

Restaurant flavour with minimal effort? You’ll find it with this blackened salmon recipe from Carlsbad Cravings. A combination of seasonings and pan searing create a charred exterior, with a buttery, juicy interior.  Serve with the luscious cream sauce that’s spiked with zesty Cajun spices, onions, garlic and bell peppers.

Baked Lemon Butter Salmon Pasta

Lemon butter salmon pasta

Oven roasted lemon butter salmon tossed through pasta and finished with fresh herbs is a fabulous easy dinner. Spend With Pennies is fuss-free, which is perfect for family meals.

Honey Garlic Salmon

honey garlic salmon recipe

Garlicky, sweet and sticky with simple ingredients, this easy honey garlic salmon from Rasa Malaysia is delicious. Better still, it’s ready in 15 minutes.

Maple BBQ Salmon

maple bbq salmon recipe

Tastes delicious, is easy to throw together, is satisfying and simple, but packed with a flavour punch…what more could you ask for? This maple BBQ salmon from How Sweet Eats is also perfectly paired with the brown butter couscous and some green veggies.

Salmon and Watercress Tart

salmon and watercress tart

Nigel Slater’s salmon and watercress tart is a treat! Buttery pastry, rich salmon and peppery watercress combine to deliver a creamy quiche that is really impressive.

Greek Salmon

Greek salmon

Combine all the best flavours of summer with this Greek salmon recipe from Delish. Lemon, garlic, feta, olives, tomatoes, red onion, and herbs make this a fantastic, light dinner idea.

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Published On: May 13th, 2021 / Categories: Food and Recipes / Last Updated: February 28th, 2022 / Tags: , , /

About the Author: Emily Manning

Emily Manning
Emily is the coffee-loving Editor of MyKidsTime. Mum of one daughter and two naughty Tibetan Terriers, she is particularly partial to Curly Wurlys and unable to resist pretty stationery and new cookbooks. As an avid foodie and domestic goddess-wannabe, she is most likely to be found in the kitchen.

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