It’s Amber, coming at you with another delicious salmon meal! If you couldn’t tell, our family loves wild caught salmon. We make a variation of it at least once a week. Wild caught salmon is so healthy and our kids always love these recipes. Since this one was so popular, I figured I’d share it with you!
Baked Salmon with Italian Herb Crust
For this recipe, you’ll need salmon (wild-caught is best!), dried basil leaves, parmesan cheese, diced garlic, Italian seasoning and bread crumbs OR Italian Panko bread crumbs which is what I used. Using the Italian style bread crumbs makes the recipe simpler, and we’d had some in the cupboard for months so it was time to use them up! Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
First you’ll mix the bread crumbs, parmesan, garlic, and basil in a bowl. Then, pat down the salmon to remove any excess liquid and cover the top of the salmon with your breading mixture. You’ll want to press it into the salmon as best you can. Then melt your butter and pour the butter over the top of the breading.
Bake the salmon in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until cooked to your liking. We prefer ours on the medium side, but I know some prefer their salmon to be well done so you may want to adjust for time. I would check it after fifteen minutes and go from there.
Your salmon will come out crusted and slightly darker than when you put it in. Then, just cut into portions and serve! We ate ours with a green salad and side of gnocci from Costco. The kids were begging for more and we didn’t end up with any leftovers, which means it was a great meal at my house!
- 2 pound whole salmon filet
- ½ stick butter
- ⅓ cup Italian style Panko bread crumbs
- ⅓ cup parmesan cheese
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 Tbsp dried basil leaves
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 400°F
- Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil
- Pat down the salmon and place on baking sheet
- Mix together bread crumbs, parmesan, garlic, basil leaves, salt, and pepper in small bowl
- Spread breading mixture over salmon
- Melt butter and pour over salmon
- Bake for 15-20 minutes checking for doneness around 15 minutes
- Cut salmon into portions and serve with a green salad and gnocci, or other sides that you prefer!
What’s your favorite way to cook salmon? Let me know in the comments!
Hi there! I’m Amber, a 32 year old wife and mom of two from central Minnesota. I love to travel and to be outside with my kids anywhere the weather is warm! When I have a spare free moment, I love to read and scrapbook as well as binge-watch Netflix long after the kids are asleep. I drink too much Caribou Coffee and have a real sweet tooth but also try very hard to consume organic foods and use eco-friendly, fair trade products as much as possible. I also love socializing and sharing about my favorite products!
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