This crispy Parmesan Crusted Salmon is so delicious and easy to make! A flavor packed salmon fillet with a crispy panko and parmesan topping.
Parmesan Crusted Salmon
My kids can be picky, but salmon is always a favorite and they just loved this recipe! It’s basically like a giant gourmet fish stick. 😄 A whole salmon fillet topped with garlicky lemon mayo and a crispy panko and parmesan breadcrumb topping. I like to serve this salmon with:
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How to Make Parmesan Crusted Salmon
- Start by buying a whole salmon filet.
- Season the salmon with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper.
- Layer with mayo mixture, then parmesan and panko mixture.
- Bake at 400 degrees until golden brown.
How to Cook Salmon with Skin On
This salmon fillet recipe can be made with the skin on, which makes things so much easier! Just bake the salmon with the skin side down. Then once the salmon is baked, it easily pulls away from the skin. I use a thin spatula to cut the salmon portions and lift them off, leaving the skin behind. This is so mush easier than trying to remove the skin before cooking!
Can I make this salmon recipe with salmon fillet portions?
Yes, this recipe works great for salmon portions too! I love buying these big salmon fillets, I usually pick one up when we go to Costco, but my local grocery store often has sale prices on salmon portions. Just top each portion and decrease the cooking time. If they are skinless salmon portions, make sure you spray the baking sheet with non stick cooking spray first.
A whole salmon fillet topped with a crispy mix of panko breadcrubs and freshly shredded parmesan cheese.
- 2.5 pound salmon fillet skin on
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 3 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice plus more for topping
- 2 cloves garlic minced to paste
- 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese freshly grated
- 3 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons parsley chopped
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a small bowl, combine mayo, lemon juice and garlic. In another bowl, combine breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese and olive oil.
Lay salmon skin side down on a baking sheet and season with salt and pepper. Brush on mayo mixture, then sprinkle on parmesan and breadcrumb mixture. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until breadcrumb mixture is toasted and golden brown and salmon begins to flake. For best results, don't overcook salmon fillet.
Finish salmon fillet with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and a sprinkle of parsley. To serve, cut salmon into portions and gently lift off salmon skin.
To use salmon portions instead of fillet, decrease cooking time depending on size of portions.
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