Oven Baked Salmon Recipe with Parmesan Crust
How To Select Fish
Grocery shopping has become much easier, now that both of my babies are in their double-digits. I used to avoid taking them to the store at all costs, dreading the endless battle of…
- “Can I have this cereal?”
- “Not today, baby.”
- “Well, can I have that orange soda instead?”
- “You don’t need that, you’re sweet enough.”
- “Well, what about these potato chips?”
- “For the love of Pete, NO… Quit asking for junk!”
For those of you who know exactly what I’m talking about, and need a stiff drink when you come home from the grocery store with your precious babies, I’m proud to announce my kids have suddenly, finally, become helpful during grocery shopping.
That’s right, after only eight thousand nine hundred and fifty-two NOs at the market, they have taken the hint that we will not be buying excess junk food. They have started assisting me as well, offering to pick out the produce and hop over to the next aisle to grab the item we forgot.
This is a major accomplishment. And although I never thought this day would come, and wished for it hundreds of times, it makes me sad they are so grown up. I noticed the other day, they are becoming very persnickety shoppers.
When asked to pick out fish for dinner, they came back with salmon, stating it was the only fish available today that was wild-caught. Let’s all pause for a teary-eyed mommy moment.
So when you select fish at the market, follow in their footsteps… Look for wild-caught fish when available, sustainable farm-sourced fish, fish that is fresh-caught that day, or as a last resort, fish that was caught and frozen on the same day.
Now let’s talk about this Oven Baked Salmon Recipe…
Easy Baked Salmon Recipe with Parmesan Crust
But I digress, this marvelous 6-Ingredient Oven Baked Salmon with Parmesan Herb Crust is what we made with the wild-caught salmon they chose. Here’s what you’ll need!
- Wild Salmon Fillet – Get one large enough to feed however many people you’re feeding. Or buy two fillets!
- Breadcrumbs – I used plain breadcrumbs but you can use Italian Breadcrumbs if you’d like.
- Parmesan Cheese – Grated! Freshly grated is best, but you can use pre-grated cheese as well.
- Minced Garlic – To add to the Italian flavors.
- Fresh Herbs – I used thyme and chives and chopped them finely.
- Butter – This helps hold the crust ingredients together and adds flavor.
- Salt and Pepper – I know I said 6-ingredients, but salt and pepper don’t count! You always want to season your protein to bring out its natural flavor!
How To Make The Best Baked Salmon Recipe
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet. with foil or parchment paper. Place the salmon fillet on the baking sheet. (If you left the skin on, then place it skin side down.)
- In a small bowl, mix the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic, and herbs together. Drizzle the melted butter over the top of the mixture and season with salt and pepper. Mix with your hand to coat the breadcrumbs in butter.
- Sprinkle the mixture over the top of the salmon fillet.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the salmon is cooked through, fork tender, and the crust is golden. If the crust doesn’t brown, turn on the broiler for 1 minute, then remove. Serve warm.
This Oven Roasted Salmon Recipe is a quick go-to dinner, that you can serve in a pinch, or even at a dinner party.
See The Recipe Card Below For How To Make Oven Baked Salmon. Enjoy!
Healthy Salmon Recipe (Gluten Free!)
To make this salmon recipe gluten-free, try using crushed rice Chex cereal instead of breadcrumbs. One commenter did and loved it!
There are also gluten-free breadcrumbs out there that you can buy and use.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Use Frozen Salmon Filets?
Yes, you can! This salmon recipe elevates the flavor of any fish, fresh or frozen. And you can even use whatever type of fish you’d like. Halibut, catfish, etc.
The parmesan herb crust really takes this recipe over the top. However, don’t cook the salmon from its frozen state. Thaw it first at room temperature.
How Long Do I Let the Salmon Cook?
You will know that the fish is ready to eat when the internal temperature hits 145 degrees F when using a meat thermometer.
What Types of Salmon Can I Use?
There are many types that you would be able to use for this recipe, all based on your preferences or sustainability goals. There are 2 types that are labeled as the best-tasting salmon, Chinook and King Salmon. Other types that you are able to eat are sockeye salmon, coho salmon, Atlantic salmon, or pink salmon.
Do I Have To Use Butter?
You don’t have to use butter for this recipe if you are watching your fat intake. Instead you can brush a little olive oil over the salmon in the pan.
Side Dishes For Salmon
Everyone loves this Oven Baked Salmon with Parmesan Herb Crust.
The moist rich salmon, covered with a crisp cheesy herbed topping, is a crowd-pleaser with a touch of elegance.
It pairs well with our Grilled Romaine and Avocado Salad, Market Bean Salad, and/or our Sautéed Eggplant with Honey. Any type of veggies will also go well with this recipe – Brussels sprouts, broccoli, asparagus, or any of your favorite vegetables.
MORE DISHES LIKE THIS OVEN BAKED SALMON RECIPE!
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- Garlic Lime Baked Salmon Recipe
- Oven Roasted Salmon with Pink Peppercorn Sauce
- Salmon Burgers with Sweet Potato Slaw
- Smoked Salmon Dip Deviled Eggs
Oven Baked Salmon Recipe with Parmesan Crust
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Place the salmon fillet on the baking sheet.
- In a small bowl, mix the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic, and herbs together. Drizzle the melted butter over the top and season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Mix with your hand to coat the breadcrumbs in butter.
- Sprinkle the mixture over the top of the salmon fillet. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the salmon, is cooked through and the crust is golden. If the crust doesn’t brown, turn on the broiler for 1 minute, then remove. Serve warm.
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