21 Coho Salmon Recipes for Novice Seafood Lovers

21 Coho Salmon Recipes

Salmon recipes are one of the tastiest, easiest-to-make recipes. The coho salmon has an exclusive semi-firm texture with a delicate flavor. It incorporates a mild taste and is filled with anti-inflammatory properties. Coho salmon is also known as Silver salmon and is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. 

If you are new to trying salmon, coho salmon recipes will become your favorite addition. You can get started with salmon by following the recipes given below. The recipes are diverse and will give you a variety of flavors as well as nutrition.

1. Baked Coho Salmon With Citrus

A beginner-friendly healthy dish that requires minimal ingredients and is an easy-to-follow method. If you are new to cooking and want to try out salmon, then this baked coho salmon with citrus is the right recipe for you. 

The dish has a unique tangy flavor infused into the salmon because of a combination of citrus fruits. You should start by seasoning the salmon and then putting it in between a layer of citrus slices. 

Top it with fresh herbs and then bake it. You can opt for different citrus fruits like lemons and oranges and make them more flavorful. 

2. Coho Salmon Rigatoni

All the pasta lovers might have guessed that this recipe is designed for them. Coho salmon rigatoni has the perfect blend of veggies, salmon, and pasta. 

The recipe uses coconut cream as well as dry rose wine for the sauce. You can add shallots, garlic, and fresh herbs to amplify the flavors. Baby spinach also adds an extra punch of taste. 

Cook your pasta with the sauce and combine your salmon. Once done, garnish it with parsley and season with oregano, if required. 

3. Seared Coho Salmon With Mixed Herb Pesto

If you prefer a good pesto sauce and like your herbs and green veggies, then you can make this delightful seared coho salmon with mixed herb pesto. 

This is one of the coho salmon recipes where the salmon and sauce are cooked separately and then later combined as a whole. For the pesto, blend all the herbs, like cilantro leaves, pine nuts, and garlic together. Add in lemon juice and cheese to make it flavorsome. 

Put the pesto on top of the seared salmon and then drizzle some lime juice on the top. You can additionally have some sautéed veggies to make a complete meal.

4. Saffron Risotto + Coho Salmon

Italian meals are one of my personal favorites. The classic simplicity in the recipe speaks volumes about the meal. Risotto is certainly one of them. 

This combination of coho salmon with saffron risotto displays a beautiful color palette. It represents a meal that tastes amazing and looks fabulous. The risotto is cooked in white wine along with a host of other ingredients, including saffron. 

The coho salmon is cooked after seasoning it with salt and pepper. It is then put on top of the risotto. Serve it hot to enjoy its true flavors.

5. Stacked Coho Salmon Enchiladas

Stacked coho salmon enchiladas are a beautifully crafted dish. It requires patience and cooking expertise to deliver the best results possible. If you are a novice but ace this dish, then trust me, you can rock any dish. 

Initially, the salmon is seasoned and baked. It’s then mixed with enchilada sauce, black beans, and a lot of other ingredients to form a mixture. Then the mixture is stacked along with tortillas and enchilada sauce. 

The preparation is the same as lasagna, but the ingredients are different. This delicacy is a must-try if you enjoy enchilada sauce. 

6. Hoisin-Glazed Coho Salmon With Bok Choy

One of the wholesome coho salmon recipes to savor on a brunch date. It fills your stomach with the goodness of a well-cooked and flavored salmon paired with bok choys. 

The salmon is cooked in a hoisin glazed sauce with ingredients like soy sauce, honey, hoisin sauce, and rice vinegar. On the other hand, the bok choy is cooked with garlic and soy sauce. 

You can start assembling your recipe by setting the base rice layer. Top it with salmon and bok choy. Garnish with sesame seeds and relish the meal. 

7. Cider-Brined Coho Salmon With Dijon Cream

Do you like having apple cider vinegar? If yes, then this cider-brined coho salmon with dijon cream can be one of your favorites. 

This dish incorporates the brining of salmon using apple cider and salt. The salmon is then baked until it is well-cooked. While the salmon is getting baked, prepare the dijon cream by combining mustard, whipping cream, and flour. 

The smooth, glazy cream, when poured on top of the salmon, looks extremely delicious. Pair it with asparagus and serve it hot.

8. Dijon-Dill Crusted Coho Salmon

Another Dijon mustard recipe for the tangy mustard lovers. This dijon-dill crusted coho salmon has a crunchy crust of mustard on top of the salmon. 

It looks crusty and flavorful. This four-ingredient recipe doesn’t demand a lot of attention. Start by placing your salmon on a baking dish and then top it with dijon mustard. Spread a generous layer for a thick crust. 

Top it with dried dill, and then let it bake. Once done, squeeze lemon juice on top of it. Garnish it with any seasoning of your choice and experience the crunchy dijon-rich salmon.

9. Niçoise Salad With Oven Roasted Coho Salmon

Finally, a salad recipe that looks like an aesthetic mood board. You can’t stop gazing at it. Trust me, this recipe will leave your guests stunned by the exotic colors on the plate. 

It has a baked salmon which is coated in a marinade made from dijon mustard and lemon juice. There’s a salad dressing made from dijon, vinegar, honey, salt, and olive oil. 

Assemble your choice of veggies, pickles, and cheese. The Niçoise salad with oven-roasted coho salmon can be customized as per your preference. Place your salmon in between, and then pour the dressing on the top. Enjoy! 

10. Coho Salmon Melt

The name speaks for itself. Coho salmon melt is a classic sandwich recipe with salmon layered between bread slices along with cheddar cheese. 

It starts by making a salmon spread made from coho salmon, dijon mustard, mayonnaise, garlic powder, onion powder, garlic cloves, pickles, and seasoning. Mix it well to form a smooth spread. 

Start by buttering your sandwiches, and then add a layer of cheddar cheese. Place your spread on top of that and then again layer with cheese. You can grill it or toast it and enjoy the smooth cheesy melt in your mouth. 

11. Easy Miso-Maple Broiled Coho Salmon

A caramelized crust of miso-maple marinade on top of the coho salmon is a unique-flavored recipe that is prepared in no time. 

The marinade is made by whisking miso, tamari, sesame oil, mirin, and maple syrup. Once the marinade is ready, coat your salmon filets and then broil them for some time. You should make sure that the salmon develops a caramelized crust on the top.

Once your salmon is cooked well, garnish it with sesame seeds and enjoy it with mashed potatoes. 

12. Foil Packet Grilled Coho Salmon

I can never stop experimenting with my recipes. The experimenting part allows me to utilize all the possible equipment available at my home. Foil packet grilled coho salmon recipe is one the examples of my experiments. 

You start by coating the salmon filets with Himalayan pink salt, fresh thyme, herbs, and lime. Drizzle the avocado oil on the top and then wrap it in foil paper. 

Place the wrapped salmon on the grill and then cook it until it gets firm. You can place your veggies along with salmon filets. Serve it hot.

13. Pan Seared Wild Coho Salmon With Fresh Tomato Scallion Salsa

A Mexican salsa takes a lot of time to prepare. So, here is an easy tomato-scallion salsa recipe to pair with your coho salmon. 

Pan seared wild coho salmon with fresh tomato scallion salsa starts by preparing the salsa made from tomatoes, scallions, vinegar, honey, pepper, and olive oil. You then season your salmon and let it cook for a while. 

Combine your salsa and salmon. Garnish it with parsley, and then savor the freshness of this meal.

14. Smoked Coho Salmon Chowder

Smoked coho salmon chowder has a different taste because it is prepared in a thick flavorful soup. The smoked coho salmon is slow-cooked and then the broth and the fish are preserved for later. 

The soup of this recipe is made by combining potatoes, onions, butter, cream, dill, and fish broth. You slow cook the soup and then later toss in the salmon. Mix it well and make sure the salmon is well–cooked. 

You then pour the soup along with salmon filets. Garnish it with parsley. Make sure you don’t boil the cream; otherwise, it may start to curdle. 

15. Grilled Ancho Crusted Coho Salmon With Poblano Pesto

Crusted salmon recipes are the perfect ones if you are craving something crunchy on the outside and smooth on the inside. This grilled ancho-crusted coho salmon with poblano pesto has the perfect crust made from ancho chile rub. 

Start by coating your salmon pieces with the rub. Grill it on both sides till the salmon is well cooked. Make the pesto by combining peppers, cilantro, olive oil, cloves, walnuts, and Parmesan cheese. 

The pesto should have a smooth consistency. Pair your salmon with pesto and veggies. Enjoy this crusty salmon recipe with the goodness of pesto sauce. 

16. Baked Honey Mustard Coho Salmon

On days when I feel lazy to make a dish, this recipe comes in handy. Baked honey mustard coho salmon recipe is a healthy and time-efficient meal to make on your lethargic days. 

You can start by coating your salmon with a generous layer of honey, mustard, salt, and lemon juice. Bake your salmon till the salmon flakes. Make sure that the coating of honey and mustard is evenly spread throughout the salmon. 

Once the salmon is ready, top it with black pepper and garnish it with parsley. Serve it immediately. 

17. Pumpkin Angel Hair Salmon Pasta

Who can ever get bored with pasta recipes? Pasta is a fun dish to make with your friends. You can customize the sauces as per your preference and toss in the pasta. This recipe uses angel hair pasta cooked in pumpkin sauce. 

The salmon is cooked on a pan until it’s smooth and firm. You can then start making your pumpkin sauce by combining shallots, white wine, olive oil, cream, mushrooms, and pumpkin. Make the sauce thick and smooth. 

Once done, toss your pasta in this sauce and then assemble your salmon and pasta. Your pumpkin angle hair salmon pasta is ready to eat.

18. Coho Ceviche

A recipe where you cook the salmon by refrigerating it. This innovative dish is made in a slightly different manner than the rest recipes. 

Coho ceviche involves refrigerating the salmon in bite-sized pieces along with lemon and orange slices. It’s done for about 30 mins. Let the citrus flavors combine with coho salmon. You then add the rest ingredients, like shallots and seasonings.

Give everything a good toss and garnish it with fresh herbs. You can choose to add more lemon juice for an extra punch of tanginess.

19. Grilled Coho Salmon

A great recipe for all the bachelors and students out there. If you are running late for work or classes, then this grilled coho salmon recipe is one of the easiest coho salmon recipes. 

It requires negligible effort and minimal ingredients. You can buy salmon or any seafood rub from the store. Coat your salmon with the rub. Be generous for the rub to penetrate in and then grill it on both sides. 

Once the salmon is cooked, squeeze a lime juice on the top and then serve it with veggies and mashed potatoes. 

20. Coho Salmon With Herbed Vegetables

When coho salmon is paired with vegetables, it becomes one of the most wholesome meals to have for dinner alongside your favorite beverage. 

Coho salmon with herbed vegetables is prepared by mixing your choice of vegetables with paprika, salt, pepper, oil, and thyme. Once done, layer it on foil paper, and place the salmon along with a butter slice on top. 

You can wrap the foil paper and cook it on a grill or bake it in the oven. Once done, plate it well and garnish with fresh parsley. Enjoy your flavorsome package. 

21. Coho Salmon with Honey Chipotle Bourbon Butter

An alcohol-infused butter recipe that will leave you stunned by its glaze and taste. The coho salmon with honey chipotle bourbon butter is a delicacy to relish with your alcohol buddies. 

Start by mixing honey and bourbon. Once done, whisk butter, garlic, salt, and chipotle paste. Add the honey-bourbon mixture. Combine to form a smooth, seasoned butter. Now you can coat your salmon filets in the butter. 

Bake the filets and then garnish them with fresh herbs. You can choose your choice of sautéed vegetables to pair with this buttery salmon dish. Savor the wholesome meal.

Coho salmon recipes are extremely delicious and nutritious. You can pair the salmon with a good sauce pasta or make a cold salad out of it. The customization process depends on your creative outlook. I love to experiment, and that’s why I have a last special dish for you which belongs to American cuisine.

wild alaskan coho salmon

Wild Alaskan Coho Salmon Recipe

For all my American friends, I have a special wild Alaskan coho salmon recipe that has a classic subtle taste of spices. The simplicity of this meal is the highlight of the recipe. You can customize and further season as per your taste preference. To me, this dish is perfect with a glass of red wine and some good veggies. A perfect healthy lip-smacking meal.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 2 people
Calories 191 kcal


  • Oven
  • Spatula
  • Iron SKillet


  • 1 lb wild Alaskan coho salmon filet
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large, fresh lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Prepare your oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Put a cast iron skillet on high heat.
  • Use a paper towel to pat dry the Salmon filet.
  • Brush the filet (skin side down) with olive oil.
  • Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the salmon filet.
  • Season the filet with salt and pepper.
  • Place salmon Filet into the hot skillet.
  • Let it sear for 5 minutes.
  • Use a metal spatula to flip the salmon filet over to the other side (the skin side). If it's sticking, let it sear a bit longer.
  • Transfer the cast iron skillet with the salmon into the oven and cook for about 10 minutes.
  • Pair it with veggies and serve it hot.


Nutritional Value Per Serving:
Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 555mg | Protein: 22g | Iron: 0.9mg | Vitamin A: 45IU | Calcium: 14mg
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