Salmon is a surprising fish that is really good for you, and is much more versatile than many people realise. It’s quick and easy to bake salmon in the oven, but if you’re feeling creative, try some of these inventive salmon recipes to really get your taste buds going.
Salmon and beetroot
This is a great combination of flavours – the tangy flavour of the salmon is complemented by sweet beetroot – and stunning pink and red colours make this a dinner party favourite. Lots of recipes use smoked salmon and beetroot in a cold salad, but you could try hot smoked salmon or salmon fillet paired with sweet flame beetroot and horseradish.
Salmon and spice
Salmon goes well with a variety of spicy flavours, such as jalapeno. Make some spicy fishcakes and top with guacamole for a very nice twist on an old favourite. Or you could try baking salmon fillets with a spicy, crunchy topping of cayenne pepper mixed with breadcrumbs.
Salmon and wasabi
A deliciously unusual take on serving salmon is the salmon meatloaf. Combine salmon with ginger, garlic, breadcrumbs, sesame and olive oil, egg and a pinch of a few Asian seasonings, and bake in the oven. Serve it in slices with a tangy wasabi mayonnaise. It’s a simple but delicious lunch, or a sophisticated dinner party starter.
Salmon and soy sauce
Very simple to do, but the combination of flavours is perfect. You can make a soy and honey glaze for baked salmon, or add ginger and garlic for some extra kick. Serve with broccoli rice for a tasty and healthy supper.
Salmon and peaches
For a mouth-watering dinner party dish, bake fillets of salmon and drizzle with a ginger vinaigrette, then serve with roast onion and peach wedges. It might sound strange, but the unusual flavours combine to create an unforgettably delicious meal.
Salmon and citrus
This is really easy to make, but for the ‘wow’ factor, you really need a whole salmon or a nice big fillet. Simply slice up oranges and lemons and layer them over the salmon. Scatter some thyme on top, then wrap in foil and bake in the oven. Simple – but spectacular!