My mouth starts watering whenever I hear someone talking about fresh Salmon. I could eat it every day, it’s so tasty and nutritious. Salmon is filled with vitamin B, potassium, and Omega 3 fatty acids. Alaskans are lucky to live in a land abundant with Salmon, so take advantage of this amazing resource with some new recipes.
Rub with Love & Mayo Salmon
I was lucky enough to spend time learning some yummy Salmon recipes with my friend and her dad. They taught me two different recipes, Rub with Love and Mayo Salmon.
Both recipes were quite simple, Rub with Love required only the seasoning mixture and some oil. It was then lathered on the salmon and the end result was amazing. The paprika, thyme, and brown sugar of Rub with Love blended perfectly with the salmon.
Mayo Salmon is also easy to make, one needs only mayo or miracle whip and a variety of spices. Once both fillets are lathered up, grill them for around 15 minutes or until the skin falls off. You can also cook them in an oven or microwave.
After the Salmon is done cooking and falls apart easily, feel free to garnish them. We topped our salmon with avocado slices and it tasted delicious. Rice, quinoa, potatoes, and salads all go wonderfully with Salmon.
Pastry Wrapped Salmon
A meal itself, this pastry-wrapped salmon satisfies with flavor. It’s crunchy with a pop of spices and tang of onions. Fresh or frozen salmon is delicious when wrapped in pastry sheets!
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup chopped onions
1 salmon fillet (about 3 lbs) – trimmed to measure 5×14 inches, skin & pin bones removed
1 package (17.3 oz) puff pastry sheets, thawed
1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs (or season salt/spices of choice)
1 egg, beaten
Heat oven to 400 degrees
On a floured surface, press short sides of the pastry together to form a rectangle. With a rolling pin, roll to an 11”x 15” rectangle. Transfer pastry to a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Add olive oil and spread breadcrumbs (and/or spices) down the center of pastry. Lay the salmon on top. Cut pastry on either side of fish into 1” wide strips.
Fold the strips over salmon and twist them together, sealing in the center. (another option is to bring the sides together uncut & shape like a fish) Whisk together egg & 1 tbsp water – brush onto the pastry. Bake 25 minutes or until fish flakes when poked.
Kids love chicken nuggets, and there’s no better way to trick that picky kiddo into eating salmon than to make salmon nuggets! They’re fun to eat and super easy to make.
1 salmon fillet (about 3 lbs)
¾ cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/8 cup grated Parmesan cheese
add pepper to taste
1/3 cup margarine, melted
Heat oven to 400. Line cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick oil spray (or grease baking sheet). Mix bread crumbs, Parmesan, & pepper in the dish. Cut salmon fillet into 1 ½ inch square pieces. Dip in melted butter and then roll in bread crumb mixture and place on cookie sheet. Bake 15-20 minutes or till golden brown. Serve with honey mustard, tartar sauce, or barbecue sauce.
Pair these simple Salmon recipes with your favorite craft beer, wine, or kombucha. If you try either of these recipes out, let us know by tagging us on Instagram or Facebook!