Top 5 Salmon Marinades for Beginners

September 2nd 2021

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Natalia

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Salmon is an incredible fish that is rich with a soft and delicate texture. While it tastes great cooked simply, adding an excellent marinade can spice things up and change the flavor of any dish. There are hundreds of marinade mixtures to try, but some are better than others. Below are 5 of the best salmon marinade recipe options to make your lunch or dinner meal as flavorful as possible.

Top 5 Salmon Marinades for Beginners

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  • Lemon and Garlic

Everyone is always looking for the best salmon marinade that goes with any meal. A lemon and garlic salmon dressing gives you a fresh, classic flavor that pairs perfectly with all sides. To make this marinade, use olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. With this set of pantry staples, you can make a simple (and very delicious) salmon marinade in no time.  


  • Chili Lime

Salmon doesn’t always have to take on neutral and herbaceous flavors. With a chili lime marinade, your salmon dish can take on a whole new flavor profile. By mixing olive oil, lime juice, lime zest, chili powder, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper, you create a spicy salmon dish with a delicious tangy undertone. This serves well with a bed of rice and a side of greens. 



  • Mediterranean Style

When you add Greek flavors to fresh salmon, you get the perfect Mediterranean dish. A marinade made with classic Greek flavors from lemon, olive oil, honey, garlic, and herbs like oregano, dill, pepper, and red pepper flakes brings out the natural delicate flavor of the fish. 


  • Orange Ginger

For fans of Asian cuisine, marinating your salmon in an orange ginger mixture can infuse your salmon with strong and delicious flavors. For an orange ginger marinade, mix olive oil with orange juice, ground ginger, minced garlic, orange zest, salt, and pepper. For an added touch of Asian fusion, consider adding a touch of soy sauce to your marinade.


  • Fresh Herb and Lemon

Some of the best salmon marinade mixes pair perfectly with every dish. Combining a fresh herb and lemon marinade is versatile and brings out the natural fresh flavors of salmon. Simply mix lemon juice, oil, fresh dill, salt, and pepper and soak your salmon. You can add more or exchange the dill for other herbs like fennel, parsley, and tarragon. For a quicker mix, you can opt for an herb-based seasoning mix like Old Bay.

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