Friday, May 25, 2012

Panko-Crusted Salmon

A couple of weeks ago when I was visiting the DC area, B and I had dinner with some friends who were recently relocated to Arlington for a position at the Pentagon. Maryann cooked some of the most delicious Salmon I had ever had, and after 3 million compliments, she kindly handed over the recipe for me to try. 
In a small bowl mix together the 2/3 cups panko crumbs, 2 tablespoons of fresh chopped parsley 1 teaspoon lemon zest, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and pepper.
Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and stir until crumbs are moist.

Place the Salmon fillets in a board and season with salt and pepper. Generously brush the top of the fillets with Dijon mustard. Press the panko mixture on top of the fillets.

In a cast iron skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil over medium heat until oil is hot. Add the salmon fillets and let sear for 3 minutes. Next, transfer the iron skillet to an oven that has been preheated to 425 for about 5 minutes, or until panko starts to brown. Remove from oven and cover with aluminum foil for 10 minutes.
(No photos of this step, because I about caught my apartment on fire for a minute. I swear it's super easy, I just wasn't paying attention.)

Serve with a squeeze a little lemon on top for flavor and add sides...
B's sides of choice are always mashed potatoes and green beans.
My side of choice is wine. 


  1. Wow, this looks amazing!! I am pinning this now to try next week :)

  2. This looks really good.
    I love your placemats. Did you buy them with the detailing on them or did you have it added?

  3. Yum and so easy! I pinned it! ;)

  4. Looks so yummy! I am always hesitant to cook fish for some reason but this looks easy and fool proof! BTW- Love seeing Jordan Cole!!! :)

  5. Looks good! I will definitely be trying this recipe...and yes a side of wine is essential :)

  6. That looks delicious...need to try it out one day!!!

  7. Wow! I swear I thought that first pic was from some magazine! so professional! And yum. I will definitely be making this for the hubs....I'm not a seafood lover{horrible I know} but he loves it....I'll just have the wine ;)

  8. Umm, that looks yummy. I just pinned it! :oP