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Salmon: The Perfect Starter Fish

By Megan Myers, March 14, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

We eat salmon almost weekly in our house. I'll often reach for farmed salmon because it's readily available year round and Its mellow flavor lends itself to a variety of cooking styles and flavors, and the lack of fishiness makes it a hit with my young son as well.

No doubt you also know someone who turns up their nose at the mere idea of fish, but the versatile salmon can change that. Coating with a crust of crunchy breadcrumbs or simmering in a spicy sauce can add tremendous excitement to the seemingly humble salmon.

Flip your fins over these recipes.

 

Spicy Seaweed Salad with Brown Rice and Salmon

Spicy Seaweed Salad with Brown Rice and Salmon

 

Salmon Chowder

Salmon Chowder

 

Roasted Salmon and Grapes

Roasted Salmon and Grapes

 

Salmon with Swiss Chard

Salmon with Swiss Chard

 

Roasted Salmon Stuffed with Spinach, Feta and Ricotta

Roasted Salmon Stuffed with Spinach, Feta and Ricotta

 

Penne Primavera with Salmon

Penne Primavera with Salmon

 

Almond Crusted Salmon with Caramelized Onions and Basil

Almond Crusted Salmon with Caramelized Onions and Basil

 

Salmon with Parsley-Horseradish Crust

Salmon with Parsley-Horseradish Crust

 

Roasted Salmon with Broccoli and Lemony Linguine

 

Baked Salmon with Lemon-Thyme Flaky Salt

Baked Salmon with Lemon-Thyme Flaky Salt

 

There are some misconceptions about farmed salmon that muddy the waters, so to make it as clear as possible Whole Foods Market's aquaculture standards are the highest in the industry. Take a look at this post on that gives you the facts on farmed salmon at Whole Foods Market.

Do you love salmon, too? Share your favorite recipes in the comments!

Category: Seafood

 

5 Comments

Comments

Donna R. Thomsen says ...
ALL of these receipies sound wonderfully delicious!! Can't wait to try them.
03/19/2014 6:58:16 PM CDT
barney klein says ...
do you receive king salmon (fresh)
03/21/2014 6:28:28 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@BARNEY - I would suggest reaching out to your local store to see if this is something they normally have in stock!
03/24/2014 12:57:08 PM CDT
Emil Orth says ...
Recommendation to all who enjoys a tasty Salmon filet ... If you have never had Alaska's Cooper River Salmon, please treat yourself to some, it is so delicious. As always, be careful not to over cook it! It is now in season and WFM carries it, unless you catch them on a sold-out day like I did this past Saturday.
05/28/2014 3:51:47 PM CDT
Sherrie says ...
Thank you very much for all of the wonderful recipes, my husband and I recently went on the Omni diet he lost 100 lbs I lost 35 and are desperate for healthy recipes to keep the weight off and still eat delicious food. We appreciate your information and wonderful selections in your store
03/17/2015 6:07:11 PM CDT