Salmon is quick to cook, so it's perfect for easy weeknight meals. Get the kids excited with these super salmon recipes!
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Do your kids like salmon? It tastes a little more “fishy” than white fish, so some kids may not take to it right away. But it's such a healthy alternative to meat!
These salmon recipes all have three things going for them:
- they're easy to make (good for you!)
- flavors kids like (good for them!)
- healthy and delicious (good for all of us!)
Give these recipes a try with your family. Sometimes it's just a matter of finding the perfect preparation or sauce to win them over.
What can I make with frozen salmon fillets?
All the recipes in this roundup use fresh or frozen salmon fillets. Personally, I use frozen because they are so quick to thaw and then I always have this healthy protein on hand.
If you want to try a great canned salmon recipe, we like Salmon Cakes from MomAdvice, and we call them Crabby Patties (a la SpongeBob).
Intimidated about cooking fish?
It can be tricky! Learn how to cook fish of all kinds from Sur La Table resident chef Joel Gamoran in the online course Secrets to Cooking Fish: 8 Essential Techniques.
Savory Salmon Recipes
Balsamic Salmon from MoneywiseMoms
This is my family's current favorite. I share my homemade balsamic dressing recipe, but you can also use bottled.
Baked Salmon with Honey Dijon and Garlic from Table for Two
By preparing the salmon and sauce in a foil packet and baking, the fish cooks up so moist and flaky.
Lemon Garlic Herb Crusted Salmon from My Natural Family
Traditional flavors like lemon and dill are a great way to introduce salmon to your family.
Baked Salmon with Vegetables from Six Sisters' Stuff
With this easy recipe, you get a fish fillet plus two side vegetables all in one pan.
Garlic Butter Baked Salmon in Foil from Little Spice Jar
Marzia shares her technique for cooking in foil and finishing with the broiler.
Crispy Salmon from Just One Cookbook
These fish bites are a perfect alternative to chicken nuggets with a flavorful cripsy coating.
Baked Salmon with Parmesan Herb Crust from Add a Pinch
My family feels that everything is better with cheese, and this Parmesan-coated salmon proves us right.
Sweet Salmon Recipes
Sweet Citrus Spiced Salmon from Bite Me More
Marinating the fish in pineapple and lemon juice mellows the fish flavor, perfect for kids!
Slow Cooked Salmon from Kara Lydon
Don't be fooled by the title, this is slow cooking in the oven, so you cannot overcook it.
Maple & Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon from Happily Unprocessed
Just four ingredients make an amazing, sweet glaze to flavor the salmon.
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