Salmon Wellington and 7 Other Ways You Didn’t Know You Could Cook Salmon

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These creative ways to prepare America's most popular fresh fish may surprise you
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Salmon Wellington and 7 Other Ways You Didn’t Know You Could Cook Salmon

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Salmon is a surprisingly versatile fish. Here are 8 ways to cook it.

Corned Salmon

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A brief cure in salt, brown sugar, cilantro, pepper, bay leaves, and garlic produces flavors that mimic those of traditional corned beef while highlighting salmon’s natural richness. Combined with wilted cabbage, braised potatoes, and a green herb coulis, corned salmon instantly elevates a beloved Irish-American dish. Click here for the recipe.

In a Chowder

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This super satisfying chowder transforms salmon into the ultimate comfort food. Chunks of salmon poach to perfection in an irrisistably creamy broth accompanied by russet potatoes, carrots, and onions. Click here for the recipe.

In a Stir-Fry

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The beauty of salmon is that pairs well with a variety of flavors, including those of Asian persuasion. Try adding cubed pieces of salmon to a simple teriyaki stir-fry with broccoli and mushrooms or red bell pepper and asparagus. 

Juice-Box Poached Salmon

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The beverage that kids go crazy for can also be used to create a salmon dish with just the right balance of tang and sweetness. Simply roast salmon in a baking dish along with the contents of a lemonade juice box. Added bonus: The leftover liquid can be reduced on the stovetop for a quick and easy sauce. Click here for the recipe.

 

Mediterranean Salmon Stuffed Shells

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Who says seafood and cheese don’t mix? Salmon is right at home nestled in jumbo pasta shells alongside spinach and ricotta and mozzarella cheeses. Simply stuff and bake, then top with your favorite pasta sauce for a simple yet sophisticated meal. Click here for the recipe.

Poached in the Dishwasher

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The key to perfectly poached salmon? Your dishwasher! Simply wrap salmon fillets in foil with your choice of seasonings and your dishwasher will cook your salmon for you. Just make sure to wrap your salmon tightly or you’ll wind up with water-logged salmon. Click here for more information.

Salmon Tataki

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Treat yourself with a luxurious serving of salmon tataki. The use of sushi-grade salmon is key to achieving rich and buttery seared salmon highlighted with the exotic flavors of dashi, pomelo juice, and fennel pollen. Click here for the recipe.

Salmon Wellington

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Beef Wellington is a classic dish with a stunning presentation, one that can be replicated with salmon. The addition of spinach and mushrooms wrapped up in a frozen puff pastry produces an elegant, well-balanced dish just begging to be served atop a red wine reduction. Click here for the recipe.