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Never Be Bored Again: 6 Superb Salmon Recipes

No healthful food repertoire is complete without great salmon recipes! Give these meals a try for some added flavor and variety with your protein.

If you're not eating salmon, you should be. It's high in quality amino acids and full of essential fatty acids. It's also an incredible protein source. Salmon definitely has a corner in the muscle-building market!

Perhaps you haven't regularly added salmon to your shopping cart because you aren't sure how to prepare it. If you're tired of mom's lemon-pepper recipe, more fish is not necessarily better. These six super-yummy, super-healthy salmon dishes will cure your boredom!

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Ginger-Grilled Salmon

Ginger and salmon blend together perfectly. You'll enjoy the flavor almost as much as you will the health benefits!

Ingredients
Directions
  1. Combine ginger, garlic, soy sauce, orange juice, and Stevia in a bag.
  2. Add the salmon and onions to the bag and let sit a few hours to marinate, flipping the bag after 1.5 hours.
  3. Cook salmon on grill until it flakes easily with a fork.
  4. While cooking, brush salmon with any excess marinade.
  5. When done, sprinkle with orange rind and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 3 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 159
Total Fat5g
Total Carb5.2g
Protein21.5g
Ginger Grilled Salmon PDF (13.6 KB)

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Salmon Salad

Need something different than your regular chicken and broccoli? Salmon salad is a perfect take-to-work option.

Ingredients
Directions
  1. In a bowl, mix together Greek yogurt, minced garlic, dill, and diced onions.
  2. Add salmon and stir until salad is formed.
  3. Serve with lettuce, on whole wheat or Ezekiel bread, in a low-carb wrap, or with whole grain crackers.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 89
Total Fat8g
Total Carb3g
Protein22.5g
Salmon Salad PDF (13.1 KB)

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Asian Salmon

Get your vitamin C and a great, tangy taste with this recipe. Because it's served with brown rice, it's a good option for long-term energy.

Ingredients
Directions
  1. In a bowl, whisk together olive oil, rice vinegar, low sodium soy sauce, brown sugar, Splenda, and minced garlic.
  2. Place salmon and sliced vegetables in an oven-safe dish and drizzle with sauce.
  3. Place in the fridge for about an hour to allow the sauce to marinate the salmon.
  4. Bake salmon at 350 degrees F for about 30 minutes, or until the salmon flakes easily with a fork.
  5. While baking, prepare brown rice according to package directions.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 3 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 365
Total Fat3.5g
Total Carb51g
Protein25g
Asian Salmon PDF (13.8 KB)

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Salmon with Tomatoes

Mixing tomatoes with salmon is something most people don't ever consider. You'll be glad you did! The lycopene in this recipe offers additional antioxidant benefits.

Ingredients
Directions
  1. Heat olive oil.
  2. Add salmon and sprinkle with cayenne pepper and paprika
  3. Cook for two minutes each side; add seasoning to the second side.
  4. Add tomatoes, chopped carrot, garlic, and parsley, and continue to cook for another 2-4 minutes to allow the flavors to blend.
  5. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and then serve alongside side of your choice.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 297
Total Fat20g
Total Carb9g
Protein22.5g
Salmon with Tomatoes PDF (13.5 KB)

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Salmon Burgers

For those burger lovers who hate the impact ground beef has on their waistline, try this alternative.

Salmon burgers are a great choice and contain a healthful blend of protein, complex carbs, and essential fats.

Ingredients
Directions
  1. In a bowl, combine salmon, eggs, oatmeal, parsley, and garlic until well blended.
  2. Form mixture into patties about 1/2 inches thick.
  3. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat and then place each patty on the pan.
  4. Cook patties for 4 minutes, flip, and then cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  5. Serve with a wholegrain bun or in a lettuce wrap. For extra flavor, smear bun or lettuce with a bit of Dijon mustard or low-fat mayonnaise mixed with lemon juice.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount per serving
Calories 512
Total Fat26.4g
Total Carb35.8g
Protein33.4g
Salmon Burgers PDF (13.1 KB)

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Teriyaki Salmon

This quick recipe is great for a busy weekday evening and will provide you with healthy fats and protein. Combine with your choice of sides and you'll have a meal in 20 minutes flat.

Ingredients
Directions
  1. Combine olive oil, soy sauce, sugar-free ketchup, onion soup mix powder, and Splenda in a bag.
  2. Put salmon filets in the bag and then let sit for about an hour to marinate.
  3. Remove filets from bag and place on the grill for 4-5 minutes per side.
  4. Serve with freshly-steamed vegetables and quinoa or brown rice.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 3 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 363
Total Fat17g
Total Carb5.9g
Protein46.6g
Teriyaki Salmon PDF (13.5 KB)


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Sounds awesome I have recipe and on the way to the market I'll let you all know how it comes out

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