Marinated salmon – the perfect “lazy” dish

I know many have very busy lives and very long working hours, so often it becomes difficult to cook something at home and have a healthy meal. Well, this is one of those recipes that you can prepare in less than 5min, leave to marinate for a minimum of an hour, and then eat for the next three to four days in different variations.

As you know, fish contain omega 3 fatty acids, essential fatty acids that our body doesn’t synthesise by itself, so we need to get it from the diet. It is is true overfishing is a tremendous problem all over the world now, so eating small fish with a shorter lifecycle is more sustainable than eating the bigger fish, like tuna or swordfish,

Wild salmon, depending on where you live, can be very difficult to come by, and farmed salmon very often is too high in fat, an elevated amount of saturated fat (not typical in fish), making it less healthy. There are however more and more organic farmed fish, at least here in Spain there are more fishmonger’s where you can find a certified organic salmon, so I advise you to really pay attention to the quality fish you are buying.


  • 500 g piece of salmon
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp vermouth or cognac, or skip this step altogether

As you can imagine, it is quite basic.

Find a sealable container where to place the salmon inside, cover it will the ingredients and massage it, so that all of it is covered and close the container.

Leave to marinate in the fridge for a minimum of 1 hour, and it is ready to be served. You can eat this during various days.

How to serve

What we normally do is cut it in thin strips and serve it with some butter or avocado and bread for breakfast.

You can serve it with some poached eggs.

Use it to make quick pasta.

Accompany the salmon with some potato latkes or pancakes.

The possibilities are infinite for you not to get tired, and to simplify menu planning for your week!


Graduate in Gastronomic Sciences, Q Arabica Grader, WSET L2 in wine. Obsessed with cooking new recipes, I love visiting producers and travel for food!

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