Salmon is amazing. Actually, just fish in general are amazing. The texture, colors and flavors are varied and beautiful. There is nothing to be afraid of when cooking fish. Balance out your flavors: sweet, salty, umami, bitter, sour and you will be eating like royalty.
I love cooking fish in butter mixed with a little olive oil to raise the smoke point. For salmon, I usually "quick-cure" by salting and sugaring it on all sides, leave at room temperature for about 20 minutes and then rinse. Season as desired and away you go!