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Simple Salmon Supper

The first fish I folded into my cooking repertoire was farm-raised salmon. Not surprising, right? Lots of people start that way because it’s easy to prepare, versatile and affordable. I baked it with soy sauce and brown sugar, I glazed it with maple syrup, I coated it with mustard or I grilled it with veggies. Though the list of fish I cook with is far longer these days, I still reach for salmon for a quick, easy and delicious dinner.

Read on to find out how you could win a $50 Whole Foods Market gift card. UPDATE: Thanks to everyone that entered. Congrats to our randomly chosen winner, Tiffany!

Reap the health benefits of fish and the budget benefits of cooking at home with simple farm-raised salmon suppers. Fast enough for a weeknight and easy enough for a novice cook, these six recipes are…well, a great catch.

Salmon with Sautéed Swiss Chard. Very easy. Very tasty.

Baked Salmon with Lemon-Thyme Flaky Salt. Serve this dish with brown or wild rice and a green salad for a complete meal.

Roasted Salmon and Broccoli with Lemony Whole Wheat Linguine. Veggie? Check! Protein? Check! Grain? Check!

Salmon with Tomato-Olive Topping. Just a handful of ingredients equal a mouthful of goodness. (Time-saving tip: look for roasted tomatoes on the olive bar.)

Seared Salmon with Soy-Ginger Noodles and Vegetables. Quick and satisfying.

Lemony Salmon with Whole Wheat Penne, Peas and Dill. The classic combination of salmon, peas and dill make this a timeless weeknight winner.


Keep in mind, not all salmon is farmed the same! The standards behind our “Responsibly Farmed” seal prohibit antibiotics and parasiticides in feed, allow only non-synthetic pigments to be used, and require producers to protect wildlife and prevent the escape of farmed fish into the wild. 

We’re fishing around for more easy salmon dishes. Share your favorite simple salmon recipe in the comments below by March 31 and you could win a $50 Whole Foods Market® gift card.

The fine print: No purchase necessary. Promotion ends March 31, 2013, 11:59 PM CDT. Must be a legal resident of the US or Canada (except in Quebec, where it is void) age 18 or older to participate. Taxes on prize, if applicable, are the responsibility of the winner. Employees of Whole Foods Market, Inc., are not eligible. Void where prohibited.