A fresh squeeze of lemon juice brightens so many flavors - acid is one of the most important influencers in how a dish tastes. If one acid is good, two is stronger: Add lemon and lime juice when you bake salmon, cooking the supporting cast of vegetables separately until crisp-tender. —Brian Hill, West Hollywood, California
We sometimes send our delicious Washington salmon all the way to Michigan for my sister to use in this family-favorite dish! The tasty topping can be used on other types of fish, too. Fresh thyme from your garden really sparks the flavor.
California cuisine is all about balancing flavors. This recipe brings out the sweetness in orange juice and honey and balances it with the kick of ancho chili pepper and balsamic. —Dustin Anderson, Fillmore, California
“My son David always ordered the salmon sandwich at a local pub," shares Susan Griffiths of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. "In trying to replicate it, he came up with this salad. It's the only recipe he's ever made and our entire family thinks it's great.”
My brother-in-law once made a sweet glaze for salmon. I lightened up a similar recipe. Grilling gives the salmon palate-pleasing taste and eye-appealing flair, making it perfect for weeknight suppers as well as weekend dinner parties.—Kate Selner, St. Paul, Minnesota
A boatload of toppings gives this seafood treat a burst of flavor in every bite. It's topped with chopped veggies and a homemade vinaigrette that’s mouthwatering before it’s even cooked! —Wolfgang Hanau, West Palm Beach, Florida
"My husband caught a lot of salmon when we lived in Alaska, so I had to learn how to cook it," explains Jerilyn Colvin of Foxboro, Massachusetts. "Basted with a sweet glaze, this tasty fillet is a staple in our house. Our six children absolutely love it," she adds.