Salmon Marinades

High in protein, Omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin D, salmon is a healthful choice for dinner. A recipe for Maple-Smoked Salmon Fillets, Tarragon-Pecan Salmon, or Grilled Salmon with Citrus Sauce will illustrate just how fabulous this fish can taste.

See Popular Salmon Marinades Recipes

Planked Salmon with Grilled Tomato Salsa

Better Homes and Gardens

A tablespoon of brown sugar is all you need to help an entire salmon fillet score a beautifully crunchy and caramelized exterior.

Pepper Jelly and Soy Glazed Salmon

Better Homes and Gardens

Jalapeno pepper jelly gives this seafood marinated recipe a bite.

Asian Smoked Salmon

Family Circle

Marinated with a sweet spice rub, brushed with sweet-sour plum sauce, and smoked until flaky, this salmon fillet possesses a delightful mingling of great Asian flavors.

Salmon Club Sandwiches

Food & Wine

Charles Dale makes this healthy club sandwich with omega-3-rich salmon grilled in a lightly sweet, tangy tamarind sauce. The extra sauce here can be refrigerated for up to 1 week and is delicious on chicken or pork chops.

Total: 2 hrs

Basil-Grilled Salmon with Spicy Corn Relish

Family Circle

The lemon and basil marinade is thick enough to spread over the salmon fillet to marinate and to use as a basting sauce during grilling.

Glazed Fish

Better Homes and Gardens

Easy three-ingredient glazes give you options for a no-fuss dinner. A quick spinach saute makes a nice side that suits any glaze.

Spiced Cider Salmon

Better Homes and Gardens

Succulent, tender, and flaky, this grilled salmon gets a double shot of apple flavor. It's soaked in an allspice-and-apple-cider brine, then finished with an apple jelly glaze.

Salmon with Cappellini

Family Circle

Candied ginger seasons the Asian-style marinade that doubles as a sauce for the salmon, pea pods, spinach, and pasta.

Teriyaki Salmon with Pineapple Salsa

Better Homes and Gardens

Soak the wooden plank in water for an hour before you grill to prevent flare-ups while cooking this fresh and fruity salmon dinner.

Mustard-Topped Salmon

Family Circle

This easy baked salmon fillet is topped with mustard, brown sugar, and fresh dill.

Honey-Bourbon Salmon

Midwest Living

Although this recipe takes very little hands- on cooking time, be sure to allow an hour to marinate the salmon so it absorbs all the flavors of the sweet-and-salty marinade.

Zesty Salmon Pasta Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

This simple salmon salad is the perfect way to use up broken pieces of lasagna leftover from past casseroles.

Total: 25 mins

Ginger Teriyaki Salmon

The Food Channel

Broiled salmon fillets brushed with a Japanese teriyaki glaze infused with the bold flavors of ginger, garlic and toasted sesame. Serve this flavorful entree with crisp steamed sugar snap peas and aromatic jasmine rice.

Moroccan Grilled Salmon


Tangy plain yogurt mixed with the classic ingredients for chermoula--a Moroccan spice mix--serves as both the marinade and the sauce in this salmon dish. If you like your food on the spicy side, add a pinch of cayenne to the mixture.

Total: 40 mins

Plank-Grilled Sweet Soy Salmon


Using a plank to grill fish keeps it from sticking or falling through the grate and imparts a subtle smoky flavor to the salmon. You could also use mahi-mahi or Pacific halibut in this recipe.

Total: 2 hrs 15 mins

Tandoori Salmon with Raita and Rice Pilaf

Family Circle

Nutty tasting basmati rice stars in the pilaf and complements the spice-rubbed salmon. The refreshing cucumber and yogurt raita tames the Indian spices.

Mojito Marinade


The mojito, a Cuban cocktail, is made with rum, lime juice and fresh mint muddled with sugar at the bottom of a tall glass. We turned this refreshing idea into a brightly flavored marinade that works well with any light meat or seafood. Use on: Extra-firm tofu, shrimp, scallops, mahi-mahi, chicken, pork (see Tip)

Total: 10 mins
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