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3 Super-Simple (and Delicious) Salmon Recipes

Salmon is a total seafood superfood. With 29 grams of protein per serving, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, and the antioxidant selenium, it's a clear winner to upgrade any meal. But cooking salmon can be crazy intimidating—or you can burn yourself out on boring fish dishes (and there's nothing like bad or blah to really turn you off from a food). We came up with three foolproof salmon recipes that you can prep in minutes, throw in the oven, and pull out, ready-to-eat.

The first, Honey-Soy Salmon, combines sweet, salty, and umami flavors and is done after being broiled for just 8 to 10 minutes. If you're hooked on that umami flavor or have no idea what it is, here are 5 ways to add more umami to your diet (and why you should). The second, Blackened Salmon, uses only spices to coat the fish with intense flavor—meaning you don't need to worry about added sugar or fat like in many other marinades. If you're on a mission for clean eating, this recipe is your best bet. The third, Maple Mustard Salmon, gets a kick of tangy flavor from spicy mustard and black pepper, mixed with the sweetness of maple syrup. While it might sound like a combo you'd never expect, think of it as a fancy adult twist on honey mustard (basically, delicious).

Watch the full video for the breakdown of each recipe and a glimpse at the final product. And if these three salmon recipes aren't enough (or you're just hungry for more), try coating the fillets in lemon butter and serve them with broccoli penne—or make salmon cakes with ginger-sesame sauce.

 

Lauren Mazzo

Lauren Mazzo is a digital assistant editor for Shape and Fitness. She's an Ithaca College alumna, a Rochester, NY, native and an NYC transplant.  More →

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