Salmon is quickly growing into one of the world’s most popular protein sources. More and more people are making the switch to salmon because it’s both nutritious and delicious! This is especially true if you purchase high-quality ocean farmed salmon like ours.
But, once you buy some tasty, healthy salmon, what do you do with it? If you’re not used to cooking with this protein, or with seafood at all, it’s hard to know how to use your salmon. Well, we’ve got tons of recipes to share with you! These will make adding salmon to your diet easy and exciting.
Today, we’re dedicating this post to ground salmon! Chances are, you’re familiar with cooking ground meat, whether it’s turkey, beef, or pork. So, cooking with ground salmon is a great place to start, especially if you’re new to salmon. Whereas, if you’ve been cooking salmon for years, ground salmon is a unique alternative to the classic fishy filets! Without further ado, here’s our top ten ground salmon recipes:
Ground Salmon Recipes
These salmon cakes are the perfect quick lunch or family friendly snack! If you have leftover salmon from a previous meal, you can grind it up in a food processor to use in this delicious recipe. Additionally, you don't need any crazy ingredients. You might even have most of these at home already!
The recipe calls for garlic salt, pepper, olive oil, onion, red bell pepper, butter, panko bread crumbs, eggs, mayo, parsley, and Worcestershire sauce. And it cooks in about fifteen minutes. These salmon cakes are sure to please—just don’t forget to serve with tartar sauce and lemon wedges!
Salmon is a fish with tons of healthy fat. This makes it perfect for cooking sausages! This recipe calls for shallots, fennel, and a chili spice mix for a truly delectable sausage. You can eat the sausages as they are, or use them in other recipes that call for sausage links like this Hearty Bean and Roasted Squash Sausage Soup!
Do you love fish tacos? We do! Salmon is the perfect protein for light and fresh street tacos. This recipe includes directions to make a juicy citrus salsa using oranges, avocado, red onion, jalapeño, lime juice, and cilantro. Now doesn’t that sound like a delicious topping for your Taco Tuesday salmon special?
The taco recipe itself calls for coarsely chopped salmon filets, but you can just as easily use ground salmon! In fact, we like the texture better. The savory salmon combined with the acidic salsa is the perfect combination for a fresh summer entrée.
These salmon meatballs with creamy avocado sauce are addicting. Try to resist popping in one after another with this scrumptious seafood supper! Plus, avocado and salmon are the perfect combination both in terms of flavor and nutrition. They’re both FULL of healthy fats.
To make these meatballs, you’ll grind the salmon in a food processor and then add the onion, breadcrumbs, paprika, cilantro, and other ingredients. You’ll spoon them on a greased baking sheet and cook for 15-18 minutes. While it’s cooking, make that delicious avocado sauce. You don’t want to skip that!
Who doesn’t crave a fried fish sandwich from time-to-time? This is an elevated take on a classic seafood entrée. These salmon burgers are totally gourmet and include a delightful sweet pickle relish.
The salmon mixture includes mayo, panko, parsley, capers, dill, salt and pepper, lemon zest, and garlic. Grill the salmon patties in a nonstick skillet over medium high heat until they’re golden brown. Plate with sweet rolls, lettuce, and relish, and you have the ultimate gourmet salmon burger!
Here’s an Asian-inspired salmon meal! Technically, it calls for salmon packets, but we all know ground fresh salmon from Oshēn will pack a lot more flavor and nutritional value. So, we recommend substituting the packets with our fresh salmon. Beyond that, the recipe is perfect!
Combine your cooked ground salmon with quinoa, celery, broccoli florets, soy sauce, sriracha, and honey. Spoon the mixture into yellow, red, and orange bell peppers and bake. This sweet and spicy combo will instantly become a family favorite.
Here’s another easy salmon cake recipe! This one has a cajun twist with Creole seasoning and lemon pepper to add the kick of flavor. Other ingredients include red and green bell peppers, onions, and Ritz crackers.
Once it’s all mixed, it only takes 15 minutes in the oven. It’s super fast and super easy, so it makes a great meal or appetizer. The chef recommends you serve these salmon cakes with remoulade sauce. Here’s a recipe for that!
Here’s another Asian-inspired salmon recipe! It combines classic cultural flavors like garlic, red chili, and soy sauce inside a wonton skin with spring onions and snow peas. The recipe also includes instructions for the perfect dipping sauce for your potstickers.
This recipe requests finely chopped salmon, but ground will work even better. Just ensure whatever type of fish you choose, it’s cooked until it reaches a safe temperature of 145 degrees. You can cook these potstickers in a standard vegetable steamer basket in just a few minutes. The perfect appetizer in under half an hour!
Here’s another salmon burger! Food Network coins this one as the “perfect” salmon burger, and it’s definitely delicious. You blend dijon mustard, mayonnaise, panko, scallions, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper with the ground salmon in a food processor. Then, form the patties, refrigerate for a while, and cook on a skillet for just a few minutes. That’s it!
It’s fast, easy, and barely makes any dishes. Plus, it’s a healthy alternative to the classic burger meal. You won’t find your family complaining and this recipe is sure to please any dinner guests.
If you’re looking for a salmon recipe that’s on the fancier side, this gourmet salmon marinado entrée is the perfect choice. Instead of cubed salmon, use cooked ground for this recipe. You’ll combine the salmon with scallions, purple onions, and pickled guindilla pepper and toss in a vinaigrette. You’ll then serve it topped with caviar and a little Espelette ground pepper! Bon appétit!
Ground salmon creates delicious meals, and it’s super easy to cook!
Salmon is a great protein source. You can make it into so many things with items you already have in your pantry. Start with one of these tasty recipes and then check out our blog for more salmon cooking ideas! We even have an article that will help you come up with side dishes for these delicious entrées.
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