Elevate your salmon dinner with this quick, easy, and delightful Parmesan-crusted salmon recipe. In just 20 minutes, you can enjoy a salmon dish with a crunchy and flavorful topping, making it a perfect meal for both special occasions and weeknight dinners.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided (plus extra for preparing the pan)
- ½ cup panko bread crumbs
- ½ cup finely grated Parmesan
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped (extra for garnish)
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon sea salt, divided
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon melted butter
- 4 salmon fillets (6-ounce each, skinless)
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 4 lemon slices (for serving)
- Preparation: Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and lightly grease it with olive oil.
- Prepare the Crust: In a shallow dish, combine panko, Parmesan, parsley, garlic powder, ¾ teaspoon of salt, and pepper. Add the melted butter and 1 tablespoon of olive oil, mixing until the panko is well-coated.
- Prep the Salmon: Season each salmon fillet with the remaining ¼ teaspoon of salt. Next, spread a thin layer of Dijon mustard on the top and sides of each fillet.
- Coat the Salmon: Gently press each mustard-coated salmon fillet into the panko mixture, ensuring it’s fully coated on all sides.
- Baking: Place the breaded salmon fillets on the prepared sheet pan. Drizzle the remaining tablespoon of olive oil over them. Bake for about 8-13 minutes, adjusting based on the thickness of the fillets.
- Serve: Once cooked, serve the salmon with slices of lemon and a sprinkle of fresh parsley.
Nutritional Information (Per Serving):
- Calories: 571
- Total Fat: 37.8g
- Saturated Fat: 10.7g
- Trans Fat: 0.0g
- Cholesterol: 113.8mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 14.9g
- Dietary Fiber: 3.1g
- Sugars: 2.5g
- Sodium: 700.2mg
- Protein: 43.5g
This delightful salmon dish pairs well with a light salad or garlic bread on the side. Enjoy this crispy, flavorful meal any day of the week!