You may be put off by trying popular salmon recipes because of the price tag of this fish. It can get quite high in places that not native locations for the salmon. However, you may want to consider paying the extra cost to get the good benefits of salmon. Like most fish, salmon has high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are credited to reducing inflammation throughout the body, from the heart to blood vessel and even in the joints. Salmon also has respectable levels of calcium, vitamins B6 and B12, and is low in trans-fatty acids that reduce good cholesterol and raise bad cholesterol. When compared to other meats like beef or chicken, salmon has a lower calorie count at only 183 calories per serving.

Salmon is not only loved for its nutritional benefits, but its versatility in cooking. You can do just about anything with salmon, that is why there are som many salmon recipes out there. Combine it with most ingredients, cook it in any way. You can make it into burgers or just serve as a fillet. However, there are a few ingredients that bring out the natural flavors of this fish.

maple glazed salmon

Maple-Glazed Salmon with Pineapple

1 cup of white rice
1/2 cup of maple syrup
2 tablespoons of dijon mustard
4 salmon fillets, about 6-ounces each
1 1/2 teaspoons of kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
1/2 of a fresh pineapple, peeled
1 jalepeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped

Cook the white rice as normal. Mix together the maple syrup and mustard in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer until thickened.

heat the broiler and place your salmon fillets in a foil-lined baking dish. Season your fillets with salt and pepper.

Cut the pineapple into 1/2 inch cubes and scatter pineapple and jalepeno around the salmon. Brush the salmon with the syrup mixture and broil for 7 minutes. The fish should flake easily and be of a consistent color throughout. Serve over rice.

salmon burgers

Salmon Burgers


2 pounds of salmon fillet, no skin
2 egg whites
1 tablespoon of dijon mustard
1/2 cup of fresh bread crumbs
2 table spoon of chopped dill
salt and pepper
2 tablespoons of olive oil
4 toasted brioche buns

Finely chop your salmon and place half of it into a sealable plastic bag. Us a rolling pin or meat pounder to mash the salmon in the plastic bag. Place all the salmon in a large bowl, combine with egg whites, mustard, bread crumbs, dill, and salt and pepper to taste.

Form patties about inches thick. Place the patties on the grill and cook for about 5 minutes per side. Serve on toasted brioche buns.

chili salmon

Chili-Rubbed Salmon


1 1/2 teaspoons of chili powder
1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon of kosher salt
1 1/2 pounds of skinless salmon
1 tablespoon of olive oil

Combine the chili powder, oregano, and salt in a bowl  and pat the spices onto the fish. heat oil in a medium skillet. Cook the salmon until opaque, about 4 to 5 minutes per side.