Our family raised chickens, making my mother naturally creative with eggs. Since dad didn't care for eggs alone but did like fish, she often mixed eggs with salmon. I still prepare this wholesome omelet today.
There's nothing like fresh salmon, and my mom bakes it just right so it nearly melts in your mouth. The sour cream sauce is subtly seasoned with dill and horseradish so that it doesn't overpower the delicate salmon flavor. —Susan Emery, Everett, Washington
"Here in Oregon, fresh fish is a staple in my life," says Kathleen Kelley of Days Creek. "I eat salmon at least twice a week and usually grill it, but it's just as delivious baked with this zesty ginger pineapple salsa."
This flaky moist salmon is topped with a delightful homemade tartar sauce and chopped sweet peppers. "This entree goes well with rice pilaf, seasoned rice or scalloped potatoes," says Fred Richard Day of St. George, Utah (with wife Joyce, above). "Add a colorful vegetable, a green salad, rolls and dessert, and you have a gourmet meal for two."
"When our children were small and we were busy outside, we'd come in to enjoy this quick meal," writes Elsie Bloom, Courtenay, British Columbia. "We still make it when we don't feel like fussing in the kitchen."
"Since I love both salmon and Caesar salad, I created this 'delish fish' dish," relates Laurie LaClair from North Richland Hills, Texas. "It's hard to believe it takes so little effort to prepare such a showy company entree."
This easy, elegant entree comes from my mother-in-law, who's an excellent and innovative cook. The salmon doesn't take a lot of time to prepare, which I appreciate as a busy mom.
—Michelle Krzmarzick, Torrance, California
“As graduate students with two young children, my husband and I are always on the lookout for quick and healthy meals,” notes Shannon Beck of Laredo, Texas. “Tarragon and peas complement the salmon in this main course, and best of all, it’s on the table in minutes.”