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How To Cook Wild Salmon

by Marie Williams on May 12, 2023

How To Cook Wild Salmon

Salmon is a tasty and adaptable fish that can be prepared in a variety of ways. There are numerous ways to prepare this wonderful shellfish, whether you prefer it grilled, roasted, poached, or smoked.

Here is a list of some of the most well-liked salmon preparation methods:

Cooked Wild Salmon
Wild Salmon prepared on the grill is a traditional method that works well for summer cookouts or whenever you want a quick and simple lunch. Season the wild salmon fillets with salt, pepper, and any additional herbs or spices you choose before grilling. After that, heat your grill to medium-high and give the grates a light oiling. Cook the salmon on the grill for 4-6 minutes per side or until the flesh is opaque, skin-side down.

Baked Wild Salmon
Another quick and wholesome alternative that's perfect for evening dinners is baked wild salmon. Set the oven to 400°F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper before baking the fish. Place the wild salmon on the baking sheet that has been prepared after seasoning it with salt, pepper, and any additional herbs or spices that you want. Bake the wild salmon for 12 to 15 minutes, or until it is cooked through and flakes easily.

Poached Wild Salmon
For brunch or a sophisticated dinner party, poached wild salmon is a more delicate technique. Start by simmering some water in a pot before poaching the fish. To the water, add aromatics such herbs, onion, and garlic as well as a dash of white wine or vinegar. Put the wild salmon fillets in the water gently and poach them for 6 to 8 minutes, or until the flesh is fully cooked.

Smoked Wild Salmon
A common choice for brunch or an appetizer is smoked wild salmon. You'll need a smoker or a stovetop smoker to smoke fish. The wild salmon should first be brined for 8 to 12 hours in a mixture of salt, sugar, and any additional ingredients you choose. Remove the wild salmon from the brine and let it air dry for a couple of hours. The wild salmon should then be smoked for 2-4 hours at a low temperature, or until it is thoroughly cooked and has a smokey flavour.

Here is a tasty recipe for Wild Salmon:


  • 4 fillets of wild salmon
  • 2/TBS of olive oil
  • 1/tsp. salt
  • Black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon
  • 2 minced garlic cloves,
  • 2 minced cloves of fresh herb (parsley, dill, or thyme),
  • 1 lemon, sliced


  • Preheat it to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Black pepper, salt, and olive oil are used to season the wild salmon fillets.
  • Then add a slice of lemon, some minced garlic, and some finely chopped fresh herbs to each wild salmon fillet before placing it on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake the wild salmon for 12 to 15 minutes, or until it is cooked through and flakes easily.

If preferred, serve the wild salmon with more lemon wedges and herbs.
In addition to being delicious, wild salmon is also a great source of protein, vitamin D, and omega-3 fatty acids. It is a popular choice for any dinner thanks to its flavorful, rich flavour and delicate yet meaty texture. Enjoy your tasty and nutritious wild salmon supper!


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