Saturday, July 24, 2010

Parmesan Crusted Salmon

I made this salmon last week and it was absolutely delicious! The ingredients make a perfect crust on the outside of the salmon. This crust could be great on other types of meat besides salmon. My husband and I were discussing how it would great on chicken. The kids liked it because I can usually talk them in to eating anything crunchy, I just say it has croutons on it.
Parmesan Crusted Salmon
adapted from 2 different recipes

1 TBSP olive oil
1 TBSP lime juice
1 garlic clove or 1 heaping TBSP minced garlic
1/4 cup flat leaf parsley or 1 tsp dried parsley
2 slices whole wheat bread or 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
fresh ground black pepper, to taste
4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
3-4 salmon fillets

Heat oven to 400. Lightly coat your baking dish with non-stick spray. In a food processor, mince the garlic clove then add the parsley and pulse until combined. Add the bread crumbs, cheese, oil, mustard, salt and a few grinds of black pepper. Pulse until well combined. Arrange the fish in the baking dish. Drizzle olive oil and lime juice on top of salmon. Spread crumb mixture on top of each fillet until covered.  Bake until browned and cooked through, about 20-24* minutes for salmon. It is cooked through when fish flakes easily.

*You could turn the oven temperature up to 450 degrees and bake for more like 15 minutes.

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