We love cooking with salmon for many reasons -- its distinct (but not overpowering) flavor, the variety of ways it can be prepared, its affordability, and its health benefits. High in protein but low in calories, omega-3-rich salmon is a go-to fish for everyday cooks and chefs alike. (There's a reason it's on the menu at nearly every restaurant.) To get you going, we've compiled 11 of our favorite salmon recipes
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Though the chef of this recipe enjoys the combination of licorice-like fennel and citrusy orange, she wanted to divide the dish's distinct flavors. By roasting the salmon with the fennel, and adding fresh orange into the tangy yogurt sauce, she manages to both merge and separate them.
Get the Roasted Salmon and Fennel with Orange Yogurt Sauce recipe.
For sweet and tangy flavoring, drizzle salmon with a honey, Dijon-style mustard, butter, Worcestershire sauce and black pepper mixture before baking in the oven.
Get the Honey Glazed Salmon recipe.
Lauren Braun Costello seasons a chunky fruit-and-nut-couscous and salmon kebabs with turmeric -- a spice that gives dishes both color and flavor, and offers inflammation-reducing health benefits.
Get the Fruit and Nut Couscous with Salmon Kebabs recipe.
Though baking salmon in parchment paper seems intimidating, this recipe makes the preparation easy. The super moist fish -- and its dramatic presentation -- is suitable for both dinner parties and everyday meals.
Get the Wild Salmon with Watercress, Ginger and Lemon in Parchment Packets recipe.
In this dish by chef Marcus Samuelsson, the orange and soy flavors draw upon Asian influences, while the olives, pine nuts and thyme represent Marcus' love of Mediterranean flavors.
Get the Pan Seared Salmon with Cauliflower and Pine Nuts recipe.
Want a simple salmon recipe that requires just a few ingredients but packs a ton of flavor? Look no further -- all this fish needs is a chopped pecan topping, sesame oil, one egg and lively lemon zest.
Get the Pecan Crusted Salmon recipe.
Cook salmon over a bed of herbs (such as thyme, tarragon and oregano -- but any of your favorites will do) and lemon wedges to keep fish tender and moist and infuse it with flavor.
Get the Grilled Salmon with Mustard and Herbs recipe.
In this Asian-inspired recipe, salmon is sautéed in a soy sauce, honey, ginger and garlic glaze, which gives it a nice, caramelized finish.
Get the Soy Glazed Salmon with Quick Pickled Cucumber Salad recipe.
A little bit of paprika, garlic and lemon juice go a long way toward giving salmon a spicy, zesty and hearty flavor.
Get the Paprika Salmon recipe.
A fragrant sauce made out of vegetable juice, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, ground cumin, white pepper, sugar, cider vinegar and paprika tops a spice-rubbed salmon and salad -- a healthy, but flavorful meal.
Get the BBQ Salmon Salad recipe.