This was my first time making Parmesan Crusted Salmon. I was tweeting about it and @DeltaDiva35 asked for the recipe. I decide to post it. Its a combination of several recipes. I kind of made this up as i went along and I dont really measure out anything. The measurements in this recipe are to my best guestimation so if the quantities are a little off, make the adjustment. A good chef can :-)
Here is what you will need:
A baking Pan or dish big enough
1.75 lb Wild Salmon Fillet
1 1/2 cup Mayonaise
1/2 sleeve of Wheat Crackers
1/4 cup Sweet Cream Butter
Shredded Parmesan Cheese
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Crushed Black Peppercorns
Prep Time : 10 min
Cook Time 30 min
Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. Follow by removing the Salmon from its packaging. (Rinse it off, if you want to, I do!) Pat it dry on both sides with paper towels. Find a baking pan large enough to fit the salmon, either spray the pan with Cooking Spray, or wipe it down with Canola oil. Put it AND the Salmon to the side but not together yet..
In a bowl add a 1/4 cup of Sweet Cream Butter and a tsp of minced garlic. Microwave for 30 seconds to melt the Butter. Slice your lemon in half. Squeeze in a tsp full of freshly squeezed lemon juice and add 2 tbsp of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Place this bowl to the side.
Place half a sleeve of Ritz Wheat Crackers in a gallon size storage bag and crush them. Add to the crushed crackers a few shakes of pepper, 1/4 cup of Shredded Parmesan Cheese and a 1/2 tsp or 1/4 tsp (depending on your taste) of each: Dill Weed, Oregano, Rosemary, Thyme, Chives and a squeeze of lemon juice (optional - 2 short shakes of Ms. Dash Garlic & Herb Seasoning). close the bag and shake the ingredients around. To THE SIDE!!
In another bowl...Place 1 - 1/2 cup of mayo. Add a few shakes of pepper, a 1/4 cup of Shredded Parmesan Cheese, 1 tsp of minced garlic and a 1/2 tsp or 1/4 tsp (depending on your taste) of each: Dill Weed, Oregano, Rosemary, Thyme, Chives and a squeeze of lemon juice (optional - 2 short shakes of Ms. Dash Garlic & Herb Seasoning). Stir this and put it to the side please. thank you.
Go back to your salmon with your melted butter mixture and brush both sides of the salmon generously with it. Place it skin side down in your oiled baking pan. Cover the salmon now with your Mayo Mixture. A nice even coat with is much or as little as you like but cover the topside completely with it. Finish it off by spreading your crushed crackers (or breadcrumbs) mixture over the top and pressing it down firmly so its a tight coating. Place this uncovered in your preheated 350 degree oven and bake for 30 min or until flaky.
Serve with steamed veggies. It fed my family of 5! My kids have never liked salmon, but they LOVE this recipe. If you try it or even if you change it, I'd love to hear about it!
Thanks for reading!