"My husband was of Italian-Swiss descent, and one of his favorite dishes was salmon or bass with tomato sauce served over polenta. I still prepare this recipe for my son and his family."
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.”
Jars of prepared Alfredo sauce and a can of salmon speed up this creamy pasta dish sent in by Arlene Mackun of St. George, Utah. TIP: You can drain two 6-ounce cans of crabmeat and use them instead of the salmon.
This lip-smacking Lemon Butter Salmon from Karla Seville of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania makes for an easy, breezy supper to serve family or friends out on the patio some warm night. As an extra-special touch, you might add a 4-ounce package of salad shrimp to the remaining lemon butter, then spoon over the salmon before serving.
Laura Lunardi prepares her perfectly poached salmon when she doesn't want to heat up the kitchen. Fixing the sauce first allows the herb seasonings to meld and enhance the mild-tasting steaks. Laura writes, "Use two slotted spatulas to remove the poached fish from the pan. Poached fish is delicate and tends to break apart easily."