5 Salmon Dishes for a Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinner

By Ellie Sher Nov 27, 2013

Treat your family to one of these easy, elegant salmon dishes. We guarantee they’ll perform just swimmingly.

1. Grilled Salmon Club Sandwich



The classic club sandwich takes a trip under the sea with this succulent salmon variation. The expected bacon strips are replaced with turkey bacon, while mayo gets a facelift from a hefty dose of chipotle in adobo sauce. Watch how they're made above!

Get the Recipe: Grilled Salmon Club Sandwich

2. Chipotle BBQ Salmon



Toss BBQ-glazed salmon fillets on the grill for a quick dinner when you’re short on time. While the fish is cooking, throw together the corn and black bean salsa, and serve over top with a squeeze of fresh lime juice.

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3. Salmon Cakes



Say goodbye to crab cakes and hello to these flavorful salmon patties, made from a can of store-bought salmon. Serve atop a bed of sautéed spinach with a dollop of spicy mayonnaise for a sophisticated meal. Got a less formal crowd? Sandwich your cake between two slices of bread for a healthy spin on a burger.

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4. Smoked Salmon Pizza



These smoked salmon flatbreads make for an elegant bite when served with mixed greens. Top the pizzas with a generous dose of luscious crème fraiche followed by a liberal sprinkling of capers and onions for a decadent finish.

Get the Recipe: Smoked Salmon Pizza

5. Slow-Roasted Salmon with Almond-Basil Pesto



This restaurant-quality salmon emerges from the oven moist and flaky. Brush the fish with a honey glaze and top with homemade almond pesto and a zesty avocado salad. Bonus: Spread any leftover pesto on tomorrow’s sandwich and top with juicy heirloom tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil leaves.

Get the Recipe: Slow-Roasted Salmon with Almond-Basil Pesto