Salmon talk is on everybody’s lips for almost ten years now. Ever since the benefits of Omega 3 and 6 were discovered, the meaty flesh of the salmon has become one of the trendiest ingredients for a healthy meal.

As with any other trendy dish, the talk about whether all salmon is healthy and what’s the right way to cook it has filled all the food magazines and related websites.

It seems that the talk of gourmet society and the nutritionists’ advice have reached a consensus about which are the 5 most delicious but also healthy ways to cook and enjoy salmon.

The special taste and the tender but sturdy texture make the salmon fit only for certain types of preparation. The best cooking methods are supposed to make the most of its spectacular taste and keep all its qualities intact. So here are the 4 best ways to make the most of this natural delight.

Raw

Raw salmon can become a very tasty component of the traditional sushi accompanied by boiled rice, flavored herbs and soya sauce. The extremely tender texture and the delicate fishy taste make it the favorite of the Japanese cuisine.

raw salmon

Smoked

Slightly smoked, the salmon becomes the key ingredient for appetizers or party snacks and it can be the piece de resistance of any pretentious party. This is the way the famous salmon Carpaccio is created to encourage famous dishes or compliment sophisticated salads.

Marinated

The salmon meat marinated in a mixture of lemon juice, olive oil and pepper can be successfully used as an ingredient to delicious salads so frequent in the raw diet. Still, the most common way to cook a marinated salmon is to grill it.

The secret for a successful result lies in leaving the meat to marinate in the fridge for a few hours.

marinated salmon

In order to turn this particular way of cooking salmon into a nutritious lunch, you will need about 1 kg of salmon, 300 g of onion, 1 pepper, 2 spoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice, a half spoon of sugar, salt, pepper and 2-3 bay leaves.

After marinating, you just have to remove the meat and grill it. Serve with baked potatoes, butter and lemon and you get a complete and healthy meal.

Baked

Salmon can become an oven wonder accompanied by vegetables, mushrooms, black pepper and aromatic herbs. This is probably the easiest and the most fuss free option to cook it.

Keep in mind that you must never fry the salmon. Its consistency is not fit for oil frying and you will ruin it if you choose to cook it this way.

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