Salmon is a freshwater fish with silvery scales and bright orange flesh. Wild Alaskan salmon is almost red in colour and it's widely considered that the brighter and deeper the colour of the salmon flesh, the tastier the fish. However, one type of wild salmon has pure white flesh and is just as tasty as red salmon. Salmon is widely farmed in the wild and also in salmon farms across the world. It's an oily fish and is high in protein, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D, making it a healthful addition to any diet. Not to mention the fact that salmon is delicious, with a meaty, rich flavour and wonderfully tender texture. Take a look at the recipes below for inspiration - we've got recipes for everything from salmon ceviche to salmon pate and a delicious fish pie.

Government guidelines suggest that we all eat at least two portions of oily fish per week - and what better way to get your fill than with salmon? Rich, tender and packed with flavour, salmon is among the most versatile of fish and can stand up really well to a range of flavours, including heavy spices, tomato sauces, curry sauces and creamy sauces. Whatever your tastes, you'll be able to find a salmon recipe that suits you and your family. Just take a look at the recipes above for some ideas, including an oriental smoked salmon salad, salsa verde salmon and smoky BBQ salmon.