15 Salmon Recipes That Won't Make You Yawn

We're here to make salmon exciting again. Often unjustly condemned to the workhorse role of cruise ship, wedding, and holiday brunch buffets, or left to steam and stew in a bland broth over a Sterno, salmon may just be one of the most boring things to think about eating for many passionate home cooks.

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Yes, we've all heard the usual talk about omega-3s and how wild Alaskan salmon is the stuff you want to be cooking. We're here to move past that and make salmon sexy, with recipes like Bobby Flay's Chile-Honey-Glazed Salmon, which is on the menu at Mesa Grill. It's spiced up with a delicious roasted tomatillo salsa and served with a chipotle-black bean sauce that comes together in just 20 minutes. Yes, please.

Or how about an Asian-inspired salmon burger flavored with lemongrass, Sriracha, garlic, and a little fish sauce for an umami kick? It's the perfect recipe for healthy alfresco summer dining and is delicious served with a cool, refreshing slaw.

And if you're looking for a great starter, don't miss out on this easy Salmon Chowder Recipe that you'll want to make over and over again. Did we mention it has bacon?

Will Budiaman is the Recipe Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow him on Twitter @WillBudiaman.