Happy Friday everyone! Let the weekend begin!!
Adapted from Annie’s Eats
2/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
2 Tablespoons finely minced fresh parsley
1 teaspoon lemon zest
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
3 Tablespoons olive oil, divided
4 (6 oz.) salmon fillets, skin on
2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
Lemon wedges, for serving
1. Preheat the oven to 425˚ F. In a small bowl, combine the panko, parsley, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Drizzle with 1 Tablespoons of the olive oil and toss with a fork until the crumbs are evenly coated; set aside.
2. Place the salmon fillets skin side down on a work surface. Generously brush the top of each fillet with the mustard and then season with salt and pepper. Press the panko mixture thickly on top of the mustard on each fillet to help the panko adhere.
3. Heat the remaining 2 Tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat in a 12-inch oven-safe skillet. When the oil is hot, add the salmon fillets, skin side down, and sear for 3-4 minutes without turning to brown the skin. (If you don’t want to eat the skin, this step also helps the skin stick to the pan so the fillets can be easily removed without the skin later on.)
4. Transfer the pan to the preheated oven for 5-7 minutes, until the salmon is almost cooked through and the panko is browned. Remove from the oven, cover with foil and let rest 5-10 minutes. Serve warm with fresh lemon wedges. Serves 4.
Nutrition Notes: Wild caught salmon is better for you and contains more Omega-3′s over farm raised salmon. This is because the wild salmon is found in colder waters where that extra fat is necessary to protect them! Unfortunately most of the fish in your grocery store is farm raised and wild salmon is much more expensive. But salmon is also high in other benefits vitamins and minerals: vitamin D, selenium, protein, and heart-healthy niacin and vitamin B12 and a good source of energy-producing phosphorus and heart-healthy magnesium and vitamin B6!
Taste Test: This was delicious! There are so many ways to make salmon but I usually do salt pepper and dill and throw it in the oven. But this was so good! It is my new favorite way to make salmon!
I also picked up some of this at Costco!
It was really good! You stick it in the microwave for 90 seconds and it’s done. I love having these on hand when I don’t have time to cook up some rice or quinoa or any other type of grain.