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3 Simple Marinades to Add More Flavor to Salmon

The following recipe, video and photography were provided by our partner, Chef Billy Parisi.

Marinades are an effortless way to add flavor to your favorite proteins. If you’re a meat eater, you’ve likely had marinated chicken, beef and pork at a restaurant, or made them at home, but what about seafood?

Just like meat, seafood, especially salmon, is the perfect canvas to experiment with flavor. Marinades are easy to throw together on-the-fly with ingredients you have on had, but if you’re looking for inspiration, or if fish frequents your weekly menu, these three simple marinade recipes are sure to make a splash!

Salmon Marinades
3 Simple Marinades to Add More Flavor to Salmon
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For the Garlic and Herb Marinade

  • 2 Tbsp. fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • ¼ cup Heinen's olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 12 oz. of salmon

For the Sweet Soy Marinade

  • 3 Tbsp. light brown sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • 2 tsp. fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 12 oz. of salmon

For the Cilantro Lime Marinade

  • 1 ½ Tbsp. Two Brothers blackened seasoning
  • 3 Tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • ¼ cup Heinen's olive oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • 12 oz. of salmon


For any of the Marinades Above

  1. Add all of the ingredients for your marinade of choice, excluding the salmon, to a medium-size bowl and whisk to combine.
  2. Transfer the salmon and marinade to a plastic Ziploc bag or container and marinate in the refrigerator for up to 2 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.

Salmon Marinades

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By Chef Billy Parisi
Chef Billy Parisi is a culinary school grad who spent 15 years in the restaurant industry as a line cook, sous chef and executive chef. Now he develops, photographs and films simple and delicious recipes that will make everyone feel like a chef in their own kitchen.

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