How to make salmon

Fish can be intimidating. But don't let it stop you from bringing it into your kitchen! Once you get the hang of it, it will be your favorite new version of "fast food."

Follow these steps for a delicious healthy meal in minutes. These simple steps will be useful for following our easy salmon recipes and will have you putting salmon on your meal plan once a week.

Sautéed & pan seared

  • Brush both sides of salmon with oil or butter

  • Season salmon as desired

  • Heat in a pan over medium high heat

  • Cook for 3-4 minutes each side

Roasting and Broiling

  • Preheat oven to 450°F

  • Brush both sides of fish with oil or butter

  • Season salmon as desired

  • Cook for 8-10 minutes


  • Simmer water in a large pan

  • Turn off heat and add fish skin side down

  • Liquid should cover fish completely

  • Cover the pan tightly and return to a light simmer

  • Cook for 4-6 minutes


  • Thoroughly clean and preheat grill to medium heat

  • Oil both sides of the fish

  • Marinate or season

  • Grill until meat is opaque all the way through

Perfect Pairings

  • The rich flavors of Copper River salmon pairs beautifully with dry red and white wines that have fruity notes such as pinot noir and cabernet sauvignon. Pair with hoppy beers like IPA's and pilsners.

Friendly Flavors

  • Cilantro, dill, parsley, rosemary, thyme

  • Garlic, green onions, shallots, tender green herbs

  • Avocado, cucumbers, citrus, miso, mustard, ginger

*When finished, salmon flesh should be opaque and separate easily with a fork.

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