If you’re looking for a new way to cook salmon (or your favourite fish) that is easy, quick and delicious, you might want to give this Lemon Panko-crusted Salmon a try. Most salmon recipes are not time consuming and this one is no exception. You can do the preparations ahead and then bake it in the oven when you’re ready.
The topping of panko breadcrumbs, lemon zest, parsley and a bit of olive oil (or butter) creates a wonderful crunchy texture. The taste is light and zesty. I even add some capers for extra zing. The salmon is further flavoured with Dijon mustard. Even my husband who is not a mustard fan, likes this salmon. But, if you are really cringing at the thought of mustard, feel free to substitute it with mayonnaise.
This salmon recipe takes under 30 minutes to make and is equally good for a weeknight meal or for company. In fact it works very well on a holiday buffet table at room temperature. Serve it with Quinoa Roasted Yam Salad with Maple-Balsamic Dressing or Creamed Spinach.
This recipe was adapted from on old Ina Garten Panko-crusted salmon recipe.