Salmon is like chicken in our household, we have it at least once a week! My very favorite way to enjoy salmon is this Cedar Plank Salmon recipe; however, I love to change things up when I cook with salmon and get creative with it. For example, have you tried my Green Curry Salmon Recipe? It is a favorite in our household (and on the blog, too) and it definitely shows how you can take regular old salmon and make a gourmet dish out of it.
This Panko-Crusted Baked Salmon is another fun, new variation I have been doing lately. I love the crunch the panko crumbs add and it seriously only takes 5 minutes of prep and you just pop into the oven, making it the perfect weeknight meal! Give it a try and let me know what you think in the comments below!
- 18oz. of salmon
- 2 tbsp. of dijon mustard or honey mustard
- 1/2 cup panko crumbs
- 1 tbsp. dried thyme
- 1/4 tsp. paprika
- 4 tsp. olive oil
- kosher salt, to taste
- black pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Set the salmon on a parchment paper lined (you can also use foil) baking sheet skin side down.
- Brush the mustard over the top of the salmon until it is evenly coated. Season lightly with salt and pepper.
- In a small bowl, mix the panko with dried thyme, paprika, a little salt and pepper, and the 4 tsp. of olive oil. Toss to combine evenly.
- Rub and press the panko mixture all over the top of the salmon until it is evenly coated.
- Roast the salmon for 12-14 minutes, or until it is almost completely firm to the touch and flakes when poked with a fork. Serve immediately with desired sides.