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plate with finished salmon, rice and broccoli

Crispy Baked Herb Crusted Salmon

  • Author: Mansee Muzumdar
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Oven

Description

This crispy baked herb crusted salmon is the perfect quick dinner for one. A salmon fillet spread with a mix of mayo and mustard and topped with a crispy, herb panko crust. Serve with a house salad and your favorite sides.


Ingredients

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  • 1 4-6oz salmon fillet, skin on or off
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon mayonnaise 
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 2 teaspoons grated parmesan (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place salmon fillet on baking sheet and season with 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon black pepper and 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder.
  3. Add 1 teaspoon mayo and 1/2 teaspoon mustard and spread all over top of salmon.
  4. In a small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon melted butter with 2 tablespoons panko breadcrumbs, 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley, 1/2 teaspoon dried dill and 2 teaspoons grated parmesan (if using).
  5. Add breadcrumb mixture to salmon, pressing gently to make sure it adheres to the top. 
  6. Bake salmon for 10-12 minutes, until top is golden brown and salmon is fully cooked. 

Notes

  • I generally leave the skin on the salmon as I think it keeps the fish more moist and helps to keep everything together, but if you prefer to cook with skinless salmon that will absolutely work.
  • You can use all parsley or all dill if you don't have and/or like both. I find dried herbs work best with this dish, but if you have some fresh herbs you need to use up, you can use up to a tablespoon of finely chopped herbs here. 
  • If the breadcrumbs look a little dry, you can either add a little more butter (I wouldn't do more than a teaspoon) or spray a little cooking oil over the top right before it goes into the oven. 
  • See post above for ingredient substitution ideas!