Two Simple, Restaurant-Quality Salmon Recipes

If you love enjoying salmon at your local seafood restaurant, why not make it at home from time to time? Here are two simple salmon recipes that come together in a snap and taste like they were made by a professional chef.

Sweet and Sour Salmon

Made with balsamic vinegar and brown sugar, this salmon has a hint of sweetness and an bold, rich flavor. Just make sure you plan ahead since the fish needs to marinate for 20 minutes.


  • 4 salmon fillets, skin removed (about 3 - 4 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Combine the soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, and brown sugar in a bowl, and whisk to combine. Place the salmon in a shallow dish, and pour the sauce over the salmon. Turn it over to ensure it is evenly coated with the sauce, and then let it rest at room temperature for 20 minutes. This step is essential to allow the flavors to permeate the fish.

Warm a skillet over medium heat, and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Place the salmon fillets in the pan. Set the sauce aside; do not discard it. Cook the fish for about 5 minutes, and then flip it over. Cook for an additional 3 minutes, and then add the sauce to the pan. Keep simmering until the sauce becomes thicker and syrupy; this should take about 2 minutes. Remove the fish from the pan, place it on plates, and drizzle it with a little of the sauce.

Salmon With Herb Butter

Grilled in a cedar plank, this salmon has a mild flavor; the herb butter adds a richness to the dish.


  • 4 salmon fillets, skin removed (about 3 - 4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh chives, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh dill, minced

Combine the herbs and the butter, Stir well, and divide the mixture into four dollops. Set aside.

Heat up the grill with a cedar plank placed on the grate. When the grill comes up to temperature, salt and pepper your salmon, and then place it on the plank. Grill the salmon on the cedar plank for approximately 5 minutes per side. 

Remove the salmon from the grill, place it on plates, and top each serving with a dollop of your freshly made herb butter. Enjoy! For more information, contact companies like Milano's House of Pizza.