You can’t go wrong with a salmon dinner when planning the menu for an elegant evening. This fish is perfect to impress anyone with your culinary finesse. It’s easy to prepare and it has a delicate sea-like flavor. You can elevate your cooking game to the next gourmet level with many salmon recipes!
A gourmet salmon dinner is the best for a special occasion, such as birthdays or an anniversary. Since this fish has a vibrant pink color, it’s simple to make a salmon dish have an aesthetically pleasing presentation. Because we love an upscale seafood menu, today’s post will show you some of the best dishes for an elegant salmon dinner. Here are our favorite fancy salmon recipes!
Fancy Salmon Recipes
Orange glazed salmon:
This might just be the fanciest skillet-seared salmon recipe of your life! This salmon is both glazed and seared, with delicious hints of rosemary and strong orange flavors. The salmon fillets come out crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Plus the tangy orange glaze gives the dish a vibrant taste and elevates the presentation with a pop of color. You can make a gourmet salmon dinner in under 30 minutes by following this recipe!
You will need olive oil, skinless salmon fillets, salt and pepper, garlic, rosemary, orange zest, orange juice, lemon juice, honey, vegetable broth, and cornstarch. Start by heating the skillet with a little olive oil. Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper. Then cook the salmon for 4 minutes on each side and transfer to a plate. Saute on the same skillet the garlic and rosemary before adding the broth and letting it simmer. Stir in the rest of the ingredients and bring the glaze to a boil. Finally, spoon the sauce on top of the seared salmon fillets and serve!
Baked salmon with french herbs:
French herbs have the power to elevate almost any dish. And that gourmet touch goes perfect with salmon! This is a slow oven-roasted salmon recipe, so get ready to prepare this meal in advance. The flavors are delicate and classy. It takes an hour to make, but the delicious results are worth the wait!
The ingredients are all super fresh! So consider making this meal on a scorching summer night. All you need is one big salmon fillet, olive oil, salt, shallots, white wine vinegar, parsley, chives, basil, tarragon, olive oil, and pepper. First place the fillet on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Bake for 40 minutes at low heat. Then prepare the french herb mixture. Combine all herbs plus salt, white wine vinegar, and pepper in a bowl. Mix until the blend has a smooth texture. Now just break the baked salmon into rustic portions and spoon the french herb mixture on top. That’s a gourmet dinner in just an hour!
Broiled salmon with a mustard glaze:
This delicious, fancy, and healthy salmon dinner takes just 20 minutes to prepare! Broiling results in a tender salmon and subtle flavors. It’s easy to digest and quick to prepare. Now, the mustard glaze adds a whole new edge to this meal. It adds spiciness and earthiness to the dish. Get ready for a new weeknight staple!
You’ll need skinless salmon fillets, garlic, thyme, white wine, Dijon mustard, olive oil, lemon wedges, salt, and pepper. The first step is to combine the mustard glaze ingredients in a food processor. Broil the salmon for 2 minutes. Take the fillets out of the oven to spoon the mustard glaze on top. Place again in the broiler to cook for 5 more minutes. Now just serve alongside the lemon wedges!
Teriyaki salmon fillets:
Glazed salmon is an absolute delight. But what about adding a tasty Teriyaki sauce to the mix? I’d say you’ve got a fancy salmon recipe in your hands! This dish can be paired with steamed rice or baked vegetables. Here are some of the best healthy side dishes to go with salmon so you can grab a little inspiration on salmon pairings.
Make this meal in less than 30 minutes by grabbing some salmon fillets, garlic, shallots, sesame seeds, soy sauce, water, honey, brown sugar, ginger, lemon juice, and cornstarch. Make sure to remove the skin side of the fish first. Then whisk together the Teriyaki sauce ingredients before adding the mixture to a saucepan. Let it boil for one minute, whisking constantly, and remove from the heat. Place the salmon on a baking tray with the sauce spooned on top. Bake for 12-14 minutes. Then serve warm with your favorite side!
Smoked salmon pasta:
Pasta can be fancy too! And for this gourmet salmon dinner, you can use either cold-smoked salmon, homemade hot-smoked salmon (Psst, here’s how to make it), or any leftover cooked salmon from previous meals. This is a comfort dish made elegant with simple ingredients. In just 20 minutes you will have this cozy dinner served!
The ingredients for this tasty dish are smoked salmon, your favorite pasta, spinach, olive oil, onion, garlic, cherry tomatoes, artichoke hearts, sour cream, lemon juice, chili flakes, fresh dill, and salt and pepper to taste. Start by cooking the pasta and sprinkling the spinach on top. To make the sauce, saute the onion and garlic first. Break the smoked salmon apart and add it to the pan alongside the cherry tomatoes, artichoke hearts, sour cream, lemon juice, chili flakes, and half a cup of water. Bring the sauce to a boil and make sure it has a creamy texture. Now stir the cream sauce into the pasta bowl and integrate the two components. Done!
Salmon burgers with avocado mayo:
Salmon cakes and burgers have been growing in popularity for quite some time now. And a seafood burger can be a really fancy meal! These salmon burgers are delicious and light - the best option for an outdoor summer dinner. Get ready to make this in less than 30 minutes!
For the burgers, you’ll need a pound of salmon, one egg, salt, flour, cilantro, lime zest, and olive oil. Just combine all the ingredients, shape the patties, and cook for 3 minutes on each side on a skillet over medium heat. Now onto the avocado mayonnaise. You’ll need mayo, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and a small cubed avocado. In a bowl, mix the components until smooth and pop in the refrigerator for 10 minutes. BAM, that’s all! Super easy, right?
Poached salmon with cream sauce:
Poaching salmon is one of the healthiest ways to prepare this delicious fish. It makes for a simple yet elegant meal that will be accepted by even the pickiest of taste buds. It goes perfectly with steamed green beans, a side risotto, or even mashed potatoes for a cozier version. The best thing is that it takes less than 20 minutes to prepare!
You’ll need skinless salmon fillets, white wine, olive oil, shallots, lemon juice, rinsed capers, sour cream, salt, and fresh dill. First, poach the salmon for about 8 minutes. Then make the sauce with the remaining ingredients, cooking for 10 minutes on a large skillet. Now just spoon the cream sauce on top of the poached salmon!
Garlic and parmesan-crusted salmon:
We’re finishing off this post with a cozy 20-minute salmon dish. Parmesan might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of fancy salmon recipes. But I promise this crusted salmon is out of the ordinary!
The ingredients for this delicious meal are skinless salmon fillets, plain breadcrumbs or panko, parmesan cheese, parsley, garlic, butter, lemon wedges, and salt and pepper. First, mix the breadcrumbs or panko, parmesan cheese, parsley, and garlic in a bowl. Stir in the melted butter and season with salt and pepper to taste. With your hands, blend the ingredients together until smooth. Pour the crispy blend on top of the salmon fillets on a baking tray. Make sure they are completely covered. Bake for 10 minutes - until the crust is golden and the salmon is flakey. Serve with lemon wedges and your preferred side dish!
What are your favorite fancy salmon recipes?
We hope these fancy recipes inspire you to get more gourmet in the kitchen! You can come back to this post any time you need an elegant salmon dinner to impress the guests. So go ahead and make your dining room your own personal upscale restaurant! Don’t forget to check out our blog for more delicious salmon dishes and handling tips. And head over to our Instagram and Pinterest profiles to never miss one of our posts. Happy cooking!