Soft fresh salmon with a flavorful crunchy panko topping. This parmesan crusted salmon recipe is the perfect oven baked salmon. This is my favorite salmon dish to make because it is so easy to pair the fish recipe with almost any other side. Let get in to it!
Ingredients for Parmesan Crust
The ingredients for this crusted salmon are ingredients that you most likely have in you pantry already. Here’s the lineup!
- Panko Bread Crumbs
- Lemon Zest
- Fresh Parsley
- Cayenne Pepper
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Sea Salt
How to Make Parmesan Crusted Salmon
This is my favorite easy salmon recipe to make for dinner any night of the week. The recipe only takes about 20 minutes to prepare and 25 minutes to cook. While the oven baked salmon is cooking, I use that time to make the sides. Here’s the basics of how to make this delicious parmesan crusted salmon recipe.
- Rinse and pat dry the fish with a paper towel. (Don’t skip this step. Remember that the fish likely comes from a factory and if you’ve ever seen the inside of food preparation factory that handles meat… yuck!) Patting the fish dry ensures that the live oil and salt will stick. Cover the fish in olive oil and sea salt. It is okay to be liberal with the olive oil here, however, I would go easy on the salt here since the breadcrumb mixture will also have salt.
- Combine the ingredients for the breadcrumb mixture (panko breadcrumbs, lemon zest, Parmesan, onion powder, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, sea salt, cayenne powder, and fresh parsley) in a bowl. Stir well to combine. Then taste the mixture. I always give it a taste at this point. Then use a spoon to cover the fish.
- Cover a baking pan with parchment paper and place the fish on the pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees. Do not over bake the fish.
What to Serve with Salmon
Salmon pairs well with a wide variety of side dishes. Here are a few ideas:
- creamed spinach
- roasted veggies
- lemon butter cream sauce
- Lemon Roasted Potatoes
- Garlic Green Beans
- Lemon Kale Salad
- Garlic Couscous
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I hope you enjoy this delicious fish recipe!