Main Dish Salmon Recipes

Salmon, plain and fancy, is one versatile main dish. Browse recipes for grilled, planked, poached, and marinated salmon, and our best salmon cakes.

Staff Picks

Grilled Salmon I

Rating: 5 stars 5554
A simple soy sauce and brown sugar marinade, with hints of lemon and garlic, are the perfect salty-sweet complement to rich salmon fillets. Even my 9 year old loves this recipe!
By tinamenina

Salmon Tango

Rating: 4.5 stars 238
This rich and delicious sweet and sour marinade is simply wonderful with grilled salmon, and quite easy to prepare!
By HILDA CUNNINGHAM

Cheesy Baked Salmon

Rating: 4.5 stars 99
This is such a simple recipe, and it is so delicious! Salmon is baked with garlic and dill, and topped with Cheddar cheese and green onions.

Marinated Wild Salmon

Rating: 4.5 stars 144
A delicious, healthy lemon-garlic marinade for salmon with cilantro and red chili flakes. Marinate at least 6 hours. Broil in the oven or grill 7 to 8 minutes per side.

Lemon Rosemary Salmon

Rating: 4.5 stars 450
This is the perfect romantic dinner for two when served with an Oregon Pinot Noir, crusty bread, wild rice, and salad.

Salmon Patties I

Rating: 4.5 stars 825
These salmon patties are delicious for lunch or dinner.
By Allrecipes Member

Grilled Salmon

Rating: 5 stars 5542
A simple soy sauce and brown sugar marinade, with hints of lemon and garlic, are the perfect salty-sweet complement to rich salmon fillets.
By tinamenina

Cedar Planked Salmon

Rating: 5 stars 828
Tops for smoky flavor, and speedy enough for weeknight grilling.

Grandma's Famous Salmon Cakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 413
Simple, tasty pan-fried salmon cakes — with just five staple ingredients!
By JESS4UANDME

Maple Salmon

Rating: 4.5 stars 5682
Easy maple glazed salmon baked in a marinade of maple syrup and soy sauce.

Chef John's Fresh Salmon Cakes

Rating: 5 stars 330
Chef John's recipe for salmon cakes uses fresh wild salmon for a delicious meal any night of the week.

Scrumptious Salmon Cakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 507
These homemade patties use canned salmon and cook quickly on the stovetop.
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Inspiration and Ideas

How to Cook Salmon
Here are 7 ways to fix salmon, plus tips for buying it and keeping it fresh.
Cedar Plank Salmon
Rating: Unrated 46
"Excellent. Fast, flavorful, and very moist!" – Saracan
Super Simple Salmon
Rating: 4.5 stars 633

Moist and delicious fillets from just 5 pantry and fridge staples.