Ways To Cook Salmon Fillet

Let's learn the perfect ways to cook salmon fillet and try my top 15 favorite Salmon Fillet Recipes to make weeknight dinner healthy and delicious one meal at a time. Note this page as I'll be updating it regularly with more ways to cook salmon.
Ways To Cook Salmon Fillet

Sharing today collection of my top 15 favorite Salmon Fillet Recipes and guide to tried and tested ways to cook salmon fillet. There are plenty of ways to eat healthy salmon dinner whole summer or whenever you like.

Just like you, I'm super busy over weekdays and plan most of my weeknight dinners over the weekend. We keep a few individually wrapped salmon fillets in freezer to have at-least one seafood/fish dinner in week.

Recipes collection showcase 5 ways to cook Salmon Fillet:

  1. Air Fryer Salmon - My new favorite way to cook salmon. Check tips Air Fryer Miso Salmon recipe to make oil-free crispy skin salmon in air fryer.
  2. Oven Baked Or Roasted Salmon Fillet - Bake, roast or broil, cooking salmon in oven is one of the easiest and mess-free way to cook salmon. For crispy skin salmon, first pan sear and then finished in the oven.
  3. Grilled Salmon - For perfectly grilled salmon, pat dry salmon fillets from both sides. Always remember, moisture and grill don't like each other. 
  4. Pan Seared Salmon - Pan sear is best way to make crispy skin salmon. For best result sear salmon in heavy bottom cast iron skillet (skin side down first)
  5. Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon - Grilling on plank infuses salmon with aroma of smoked cedar wood. Plus salmon cooks moist. Mini chopping board-size Cedar Planks are easily available wherever grilling equipment such grills, grilling-gear etc are sold. A single plank is good to grill a few batches of salmon.

Including two bonus methods to cook Salmon: Salmon Patties in Air Fryer and cooking citrus salmon in foil.

Tip To Cook Perfect Salmon Fillet

Here are my 2-cents to cook mess-free and perfectly flaking Salmon Fillet every time.

  1. Fully Pat Dry Salmon fillets to ensure no liquid is hanging on fish. This way salmon will not steam in it's own liquid instead will cook crispy.
  2. Cook salmon undisturbed in single layer. When cooked salmon will leave the pan and will be easy to lift. Flipping too much will result in breaking salmon pieces.
  3. Cooking Time for salmon fillets may vary based on fillet thickness and size. Check the thickest part of salmon with fork, if it flakes it is ready.

Ready to include more Salmon meals in dinner? From Salmon in Air Fryer to Salmon in foil, this collection has all tried and tested recipes to make salmon dinner at home. Pin this collection as I'll be adding more recipes to this collection. Happy cooking!

Air Fryer Salmon - Crispy skin salmon with miso glaze.

Air Fryer Salmon (Miso Glazed)

Make delicious Miso Salmon in Air Fryer. Bursting with flavor of miso and maple glaze, cooked perfectly with skin. This recipe is perfect for a quick and delicious Salmon dinner ready in just 15 minutes! Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Low Carb and Weeknight Dinner Approved. Also sharing tips to make the best sal...

Oven Baked Salmon

Garlic Butter Roasted Salmon with Asparagus

Made with just 8 ingredients (plus salt and pepper), this Roasted Salmon recipe is perfect for weeknight dinner. Just spread the garlic butter over each salmon fillet then roast with Asparagus in the oven until fish is cooked through. The dinner will be ready in only 20 minutes. Gluten free and Keto. Just...

Baked Lemon Salmon with Fennel

Baked Lemon Salmon with fennel, a flaky perfectly baked salmon , cooked with aromatics like fennel seeds, sweet fresh fennel, leeks, and fresh lemon-herb dressing! For another layer of flavor, I coat the cooked salmon, just out of the oven with lemon-herb dressing. Warm salmon soaks-in delicious fresh lemo...

Baked Salmon with Salsa Verde

Let's start Monday healthy, full of omega-3s, less fat, and herbaceous, zippy, and spicy Mexican flavors... and let's not work more than 25 minutes to put this dinner together! How awesome is that?! Yes, my friends! I'm taking about a 10 minute perfectly baked salmon with delicious roasted salsa verde and...

Grilled Salmon

Grilled Salmon Niçoise Salad

One of our favorite Summer Salad! Grilled Salmon Niçoise Salad with grilled asparagus and vibrant Mediterranean flavors of roasted red peppers, olives, artichokes, tomatoes with spicy arugula. This salad is a great weeknight dinner salad, is healthier, filling and need very less active prep/cook time. Sala...

Grilled Salmon with Lemon-Butter Sauce

This is one classic recipe from my every-day-recipe file. Grilled Salmon with Lemon-Butter Sauce is one of our favorite way to enjoy salmon for dinner. Perfectly grilled salmon (details ahead), moist and flaky with silky heavenly lemon and butter sauce. Today, I served it with grilled cauliflower steaks an...

Salmon Burgers with Lemon-Caper Wine Sauce

Salmon Burgers with Lemon-Caper Sauce is kind of food that inspires me to cook more healthy and more homemade. I am sure you wondering, why so much stress on homemade? It is a homemade recipe, obviously!!Answer - because, not only salmon, caper sauce, fried shallots, even the Ciabatta bread rolls are homem...

Grilled Salmon in Foil

Salmon with Citrus and Thyme

Grilled Salmon is famous for a reason – its celebration of health and taste at the same time. In my opinion, omega-3s rich seafood should be cooked with less oil and lots of citrus and that’s what I am show casing in today’s recipe – Salmon wrapped in foil and grilled with lots of citrus flavor- lemons and...

Miso Ginger Salmon with Kale and Quinoa

A healthy gut-friendly miso-ginger marinated Salmon served with side of lemony Sesame Kale salad and quinoa.Dust-off the grill or switch-on broiler for few minutes..... and let's welcome spring with a lite, low-calorie Salmon Dinner. Sounds good? Isn't it?Friends, this salmon dinner comes with promise of a...

Pan Fried Salmon

Pan-Seared Salmon with Mango Habanero Hot Sauce

Looks like today is Mango love day, I just shared a mango smoothie and this mango-habanero sauce was pending to share with you since long. I think, our love for mangoes show pretty much in my blog. We adore mangoes and I keep looking for creative ways to included'em in my recipes. Even though, the star of...

Teriyaki Salmon Soba Noodles Bowl

Do you love Teriyaki in your favorite Asian Restaurant? Imagine serving same flavorful Teriyaki Bowl at home. Today, I'm sharing my ultimate Teriyaki marinade recipe which needs only 15 minutes prep. Start with my Teriyaki Salmon Soba Noodles bowl for dinner tonight. Next, try teriyaki marinade with chicke...

Salmon Piccata

Sharing another seafood take on classic Chicken Piccata with this Salmon Piccata recipe. Skinless Salmon fillets cooked in one pan with lemony caper, garlic, and wine Piccata Sauce. This recipe comes together so fast this will become your favorite weeknight salmon dinner. Serve with pasta or a crusty bread...

Cedar Plank Salmon

Cedar Plank Grilled Chipotle Maple Glazed Salmon

Smokey spicy chipotle and sweet maple syrup glazed salmon, grilled on cedar plank and served with a lite and healthy green kale and grape salad. Sweet, smokey, spicy - gang of three make a dream-come-true kinda summer flavors and green kale salad top the charts to make it healthier! But this meal don't nee...

Cedar Plank Salmon with Beets Salad

Hello Friends! Today is a simple smoked salmon dinner day with a summery fresh beets and romaine salad. A lite and healthy seafood dinner like this one is on our weeknight menu... specially when we are in mood to eat grilled. No carbs, good Omega-3s and lean protein from fish, plus quick cooking time makes...

Mash Salmon Fillets to make Salmon Patties

Air Fryer Salmon Patties

Make delicious Salmon Patties in Air Fryer in just 25 minutes, start to finish. Seasoned with garlic, dill, capers and scallions, these patties are bursting with flavors. Also sharing a 2-minute recipe for tasty Caper-Dill Sauce to serve with Salmon Patties. You will love the flavors. This Salmon Patty rec...

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10 Responses

  1. That salsa verde salmon is going to be my dinner tonight! I literally, just bought some salsa verde and was wondering what to do with it. Now I know and I also know this dinner will be delicious.
    You got it. 🙌
  2. Salmon is a family favorite in my house. I don't even know where to begin because these recipes all look so delicious! Looking forward to making them!
    I'll look forward to hear which Salmon Recipe you made first?
  3. These all sound like delicious ways to prepare salmon! I'm not sure where to start! Thank you.
    I recommend Salmon Patties and Miso Salmon. These are reader's favorite recipes.
  4. Thanks for such a great list of ways to cook salmon. I loved the tip of patting dry the salmon fillet before cooking. I've been looking for an air fryer salmon recipe!
    Thanks. I'm happy to share.
  5. Great recipe collection. I am super curious about the salmon patties. I will get the ingredients today! Thank you!
    I'm happy to share.👍 Great choice! I love Salmon Patties.