5 Best Ways to Cook Wild Salmon


Wild salmon is a healthy protein that can be made into a delicious meal any night of the week, even weeknights! Wild caught Alaskan salmon can be made into all kinds of different meals, including garlic butter salmon in foil, maple glazed salmon, and even salmon pasta! There are so many delicious ways to prepare wild Alaskan salmon that can be either healthy or rich and hearty.

Here are five of the tastiest ways to prepare wild salmon!

1. Salmon quinoa burgers

Need a healthy weeknight meal using wild salmon? Try this delicious take on classic burgers! You’ll nee wild salmon fillets, olive oil, shallots, kale, salt, cooked quinoa, Dijon mustard, Old Bay seasoning, and egg. All you have to do is place the fillets in a food processor to chop it into smaller pieces. Saute the shallots and kale with come oil in a pan and then transfer all ingredients to a bowl and combine. Pat out the patties and then fry in a pan with olive oil. Top with arugula and more Dijon on a whole wheat bun and enjoy!

2. Maple glazed wild salmon

Thinking of how to cook wild salmon for tonight? Try to glaze it with a marinade made of: maple syrup, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, garlic, ginger, salt, and pepper. Simple mix all the ingredients together and coat the salmon fillets with the marinade. Put the fillets in a baking pan sprayed with cooking spray and then place in the oven for 20 minutes of so on 400 degrees.

3. Oven baked salmon with Parmesan herb crust

Need more ideas for how to cook wild salmon? There are so many delicious wild salmon recipes out there! The next one on our list is oven baked salmon with Parmesan herb crust. This tasty meal is made with plain breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic, herbs, melted butter, and salt and pepper. Simply mix all ingredients together in a bowl and sprinkle the mixture over the salmon fillets. Bake in the oven on 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the salmon is fully cooked.

4. Creamy garlic salmon pasta

Did you know you could buy wild-caught Alaskan salmon online? It’s true! Once you get your hands on some wild salmon, you should make this comforting pasta dish. This dish is made with fettuccine, fresh salmon, onion powder, olive oil, butter, white wine, and lemon. You’ll also need whipping cream, garlic, Parmesan, flour, and fresh parsley. These flavors come together beautifully, and the salmon is the perfect addition!

5. Easy teriyaki salmon

This is a wonderful and tasty way to cook wild salmon during a weeknight. All you have to do is marinade the salmon for at least 30 minutes, and you’re ready to cook! All you need for the marinade is garlic, ginger, soy sauce, water, brown sugar, rice wine vinegar, and sesame oil! Place the salmon in a plastic Ziploc bag and pour marinade over. Place the marinated salmon fillets into a large skillet and cook until it’s cooked the way you like.

As you can see, there are a lot of ways you to answer your question about how to cook wild salmon in to a delicious dish! Wild salmon is a protein that can be made into mouthwatering foods like rich and creamy pasta dishes, or can be made into healthy meals like salmon quinoa burgers or baked salmon fillets with sauces and marinades. There are virtually endless possibilities when it comes to wild salmon recipes!

What is your favorite way to prepare wild salmon? Let us know in the comments below!

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Francis Pitt has made a name for himself in farm-to-table organics, working at restaurants in Portland, Seattle and Burlington, Vermont. While he has a taste for the extreme, most of his restaurant’s top sellers are much more down-to-earth, regularly featuring mushrooms gathered from the slopes of the Cascades, and fresh wild-caught seafood from the Oregon coast. Inspired by trends in Portland, his latest restaurant offers the ultimate chef’s table: dinner begins in the morning at his island collective farm, and 4 lucky guests every week get to follow the food, literally, from the field to the plate! Francis is a firm believer that you are what you eat — do you really want to be a chemistry set?