Easy Salmon Recipes For Easter

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There are several reasons to love salmon. Not only is this nutritious fish adaptable it also cooks quickly and tastes wonderful. When you want a simple and filling dinner, try one of these easy salmon recipes. Whether it’s baked salmon, pan seared salmon scampi or air fried cooked salmon, these salmon recipe ideas are ones you’ll reach for again and again.

Easy Salmon Recipes

Why You’ll Love These Recipes

  • Simple: Cooking salmon is simple and easy and will be ready in no time.
  • Family Friendly: These recipes are great for the whole family and super filling.
  • Delicious: These favorite salmon recipes are packed with flavor and taste amazing!

Pro Tip: Use Mowi Salmon

To get the best out of these salmon recipes go for the Atlantic farmed Mowi Salmon. Mowi Salmon is available in various sizes, including the new Individual 6 oz portions, which are perfect for quick meals. Even better, these portions are BAP certified, assuring quality. 

The freshness and quality of Mowi Atlantic Salmon, which is carefully farm-raised, processed, and packed, can be attributed to the innovative skin pack that keeps the product fresh and transparent for consumers to appreciate. Mowi Salmon is conveniently available both in stores and online, with delivery times as short as 24 hours. Depending on your location, it may take up to 72 hours from sea to store, maintaining the perfect temperature to ensure freshness.

With that said, let us look at some delicious recipes you can try this Lent/Easter season.

Mowi Salmon Bites with Crispy Pistachio Crust

Chef Duran compliments Mowi Salmon’s freshness, which makes springtime even more enjoyable with delicious meals. Chef Duran’s recipe for “Mowi Salmon Bites with a Crispy Pistachio Crust” will take you on a delicious salmon adventure. The ingredients and preparation instructions are included, making it simple to create this delicious dish.   

This best baked salmon recipe is super tasty and it’s a great way to cook salmon.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Mowi Atlantic Salmon Portions (6oz. ea.) 
  • Unsalted finely chopped pistachios. 
  • Breadcrumbs (Italian seasoned is a good option) 
  • Parmesan cheese 
  • Low-fat honey mustard dressing 
  • Sour Cream Dip Ingredients (optional)   
  • Low-fat sour cream   
  • Juice of two lemons      
  • Parsley finely chopped 
  • Salt and pepper to taste   

How To Make Salmon Bites

1. Remove the skin of the salmon first if not skinless. 

2. Cut your salmon portions into bites and set aside. 

3. Coat the air fryer tray or base with oil or non-stick oil spray. 

4. Preheat the air fryer to 400°F. 

5. In a medium bowl, mix pistachios, breadcrumbs, and parmesan cheese and blend well. 

6. Pour honey mustard dressing into a shallow bowl and dip salmon bites in the dressing, making sure to cover them well. 

7. Then immediately coat all sides of the salmon bites in the pistachio mixture. 

8. Place the salmon in the air fryer. Keep it in a single layer only and cook for around 10 minutes, flipping once during the process. Cooking times may vary based on the thickness of portions. The internal temperature of Salmon should reach 145°F. 

9. While salmon is cooking, you have the option to prepare a yummy sour cream dip that will complement this dish well. 

10. Stir sour cream dip ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper and serve. Great for game day snacks or with your favorite side! 

Variations

For a different flavor profile, try adding garlic powder, honey garlic or lemon butter sauce to your oven baked salmon bites.

Salmon Cakes

We use celery, onion, and red and yellow bell peppers to enhance the flavor of these salmon cakes. Each one is covered with breadcrumbs and fried right before serving.

Recipe Ingredients 

  • 1/2 pound fresh Mowi salmon
  • Olive Oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper 
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Kosher salt 
  • 3/4 cup small-diced red onion (1 small onion)
  • 1 1/2 cups small-diced celery (usually 4 stalks)
  • 1/2 cup small-diced red bell pepper 
  • 1/2 cup small-diced yellow bell pepper 
  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco hot sauce 
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Old Bay crab boil seasoning 
  • 2 extra-large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup good mayonnaise
  • 3 slices stale bread, crusts removed

How To Make Salmon Cakes

Preheat your oven to 350 °F.

Place the salmon skin-side down on a sheet pan. Brush olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 15 to 20 minutes, until just done. Remove from the oven and carefully wrap with aluminum foil. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before storing in the refrigerator.

Meanwhile, in a large saute pan over medium-low heat, combine 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons butter, onion, celery, red and yellow bell peppers, parsley, capers, crab boil seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Cook until the vegetables are soft, about 15 to 20 minutes. Cool down to room temperature.

Break the bread slices into pieces and process them in a food processor with a steel blade. You should have around 1 cup of bread crumbs. Toss the breadcrumbs on a sheet pan and toast in the oven for 5 minutes, until lightly toasted.

Flake the cold salmon into a big bowl. Combine the mayonnaise, breadcrumbs, mustard, and eggs. Add the veggie mixture and stir thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Shape into ten (2 1/2 to 3-ounce) cakes.

In a large sauté pan over medium heat, combine the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. In batches, cook the salmon cakes for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels, then keep warm in a preheated 250-degree F oven and serve hot.

Variations:

You can pan fry these salmon patties or if you prefer to bake salmon, pop them in the oven to bake or tin he air fryer.

Creamy Salmon Scampi

This one-skillet salmon meal will be ready in less than 30 minutes and has traditional scampi ingredients and a creamy sauce.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Four 6-ounce skinless Mowi salmon fillets 
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing the skillet
  • 4 slices country bread (each 1/2 inch thick)
  • 5 cloves of garlic, 1 crushed, 4 finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • Kosher salt 
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

How To Make Creamy Salmon Scampi

Brush olive oil lightly into a large nonstick pan over medium-low heat. Cook the bread pieces, stirring periodically, until toasted and brown on the bottom, approximately 3 minutes. Flip and toast the other side for 2-3 minutes. While the slices are still hot, massage one side with the smashed garlic and drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Season gently with salt and pepper and leave aside. Wipe the skillet using a paper towel.

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Pat the salmon dry and season both sides with salt and pepper. When the oil is heated, add the salmon, flesh side down, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until thoroughly browned. Flip the salmon and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, depending on its thickness. Transfer to a platter and wipe off the skillet with a paper towel.  

Heat the skillet over medium heat. Combine the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and butter. When the butter has melted, add the chopped garlic and red pepper flakes, stirring until sizzling, about 30 seconds; be careful not to burn them. Bring the wine and lemon juice to a boil. 

Cook, stirring, until the mixture has been reduced by half, about 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the cream and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until it thickens slightly. Return the salmon to the skillet and cook thoroughly for about 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the parsley and serve in large shallow bowls beside the garlic bread.  

Variations

You can try adding lemon wedges to this easy salmon recipe. My kids rated it 5 stars and love to eat salmon scampi with mashed potatoes and green beans.

What To Serve With Salmon?

So what should you serve with these salmon dishes? Here are a few suggestions:

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