Intimidated by cooking fish? Start with one of these healthy salmon recipes. Salmon is super simple to make—whether you’re pan-searing, grilling, broiling, or slow-roasting—and easily subbed in for other fatty fish like trout or arctic char. Start with a relatively classic broiled rendition and work your way up to a sesame-studded donabe, burgers, or ultra-pretty beet-cured salmon.

Remember: It’s perfectly acceptable to buy salmon frozen—just make sure to fully defrost it in the fridge before cooking. And use your own senses: When it’s fresh, salmon should be vibrant in color and smell just ever so slightly like the ocean. So whether you’re fish curious or a longtime fan, these healthy salmon recipes will keep the omega-3s coming.