The Best Crusted Salmon Recipe

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Looking for a new, super delicious fish recipe that is easy to make? This best ever crusted salmon recipe will knock your socks off! The crispy, smoky, and slightly spicy crust matches the soft, flaky salmon flesh perfectly. It’s hands-down the best recipe for a crusted salmon.

 

The best ever crusted salmon recipe will knock your socks off! The crispy, smoky, and slightly spicy crust matches the soft, flaky salmon flesh perfectly. It's hands-down the best recipe for a crusted salmon.

Do you ever send your husband shopping with a detailed description of what you need and he brings home…not that? I’m lucky enough that my husband loves shopping, so I know he doesn’t do it on purpose just to get out of the chore. However, a good percentage of my posts are created with something he bought “wrong” or in excess. Like that time I had four pounds of yogurt to use and made this yogurt cake and thousand other things, lol.

 

I guess his favorite number is four because when I sent him to buy me a salmon filet, for the two of us, I got a four-pounder, ha! The fillet was so big, I baked it on the largest cookie sheet I own, placed diagonally, and the tail side was still hanging over a bit. A huge hunk of fish for $40. But it was worth every penny!

 

We ate overate the salmon in two days and would eat it for two more if we had enough of it. Man, was it good! The best! This time I wasn’t mad at him for buying more than needed.

The Best Crusted Salmon Recipe

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Super delicious crusted salmon fillet.

 

INGREDIENTS:
Serves 4

  • 2 pounds Atlantic salmon fillet (whole or 4 individual pieces)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or more)
  • 1 teaspoon old bay seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika, plus more for dusting
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Italian style croutons
  • fresh parsley for garnish (optional)

 

~ Free Tip ~

  • Don’t substitute smoked paprika with the regular one, it will lack on flavor.
  • Serve with a side of rice and broccoli or another favorite vegetable.
  • This is a perfect dish to entertain your guest, to serve on holidays or your weeknight dinner.

 

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DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Rinse salmon with cold water and pat dry with paper towel. Place skin side down in a baking dish greased with olive oil.
  3. In a small bowl combine all ingredients except the croutons. Spread evenly over the salmon.
  4. Crush croutons leaving some bigger pieces for the texture. This is done easily by placing croutons in a Ziploc bag and hitting it a few times with a meat mallet or use a rolling pin.
  5. Sprinkle the croutons evenly over the mayo mixture. Dust with more smoked paprika.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until bread crumbs get toasty and salmon easily flakes with a fork.
  7. Garnish with parsley, if desired.

 

Atlantic salmon fillet

ingredients for salmon recipe

topping for crusted salmon

Flaky salmon fillet with crispy crust

5 from 3 votes
Super delicious crusted salmon fillet.
The Best Crusted Salmon Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
The crispy, smoky, and slightly spicy crust matches the soft, flaky salmon flesh perfectly. It's hands-down the best recipe for a crusted salmon.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Jas
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds Atlantic salmon fillet whole or 4 individual pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper or more
  • 1 teaspoon old bay seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika plus more for dusting
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Italian style croutons
  • fresh parsley for garnish optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Rinse salmon with cold water and pat dry with paper towel. Place skin side down in a baking dish greased with olive oil.
  3. In a small bowl combine all ingredients except the croutons. Spread evenly over the salmon.
  4. Crush croutons leaving some bigger pieces for the texture. This is done easily by placing croutons in a Ziploc bag and hitting it a few times with a meat mallet or use a rolling pin.
  5. Sprinkle the croutons evenly over the mayo mixture. Dust with more smoked paprika.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until bread crumbs get toasty and salmon easily flakes with a fork.
  7. Garnish with parsley if desired.
Recipe Notes

~ Free Tip ~

  • Don't substitute smoked paprika with the regular one, it will lack on flavor.
  • Serve with a side of rice and broccoli or another favorite vegetable.
  • This is a perfect dish to entertain your guest, to serve on holidays or your weeknight dinner.

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The best crusted Atlantic salmon recipe with spicy, smoky crust using mayo, croutons, parmesan, and herbs is easy to make and perfect for holidays, company or your weekday dinner.

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34 Comment

  1. Reply
    Mrs Shoes
    November 14, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    When I was a kid there were years when we ate the regular prairie proteins (beef, pork, chicken) and some years (my Dad was a Search & Rescue Leader=travel to remote areas) when we ate all wild. My family never did live by an ocean (though I did for a lot of years as an adult – but still gained no better palette (sp?) because, happy meal budget: spoiler – no fresh salmon at McDs).
    I’ve eaten a lot of pike, a lot of pickerel, a lot of trout, some cod, and even some ling (tip: eat it HOT), but that’s my fresh fish experience.
    So my Mom was Queen of tinned Salmon… she loved it. She made us love it, whether we wanted to or not. I still love it (had to be said). You won’t ever have to share your fresh salmon with a rube like me, but give me a tinned salmon cake recipe & I’ll be all over it.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 14, 2017 at 11:12 pm

      Mrs. Shoes, when I was a kid I hated food. I mean, I HATED it! Not just some dishes, but food in general. Mom was dragging me to doctors all the time to find out what was wrong with me. No appetite and gag reflex on food. That all changed when I got pregnant with my daughter. Look at me now, ha! Mom was and is an excellent cook, but if I’d only cook what she cooked, I’d be rotating same meals over and over. If I’d only eat what I ate as a child, I’d be as skinny as then, lol! Thankfully, my palate changed and I love exploring new flavors and gaining a new appreciation for food. Life would be so boring otherwise. 😉

  2. Reply
    Mother of 3
    November 19, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    That sounds so yummy and flavorful. We make a similar dish with chicken and pork so I can’t wait to try this with salmon. Pinned.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 20, 2017 at 6:14 am

      Oh, I never tried it on chicken or pork for the fear of my topping getting burned before the meat is done. Do tell, please! I’m intrigued 😀

  3. Reply
    Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook
    November 20, 2017 at 12:38 am

    Wow! This looks like a very delicious meal!! 😀 Thanks for sharing!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 20, 2017 at 6:26 am

      Thanks, Jhuls! We are obsessed with it, LOL.

  4. Reply
    Julie
    November 20, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    Hello Jas, this salmon dish looks delicious. I would love to make this sometime.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.
    Enjoy the week.
    Julie

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 20, 2017 at 4:41 pm

      Hello Julie, I hope you make it someday and let me know how you liked it 🙂

  5. Reply
    Donna Reidland
    November 21, 2017 at 9:42 am

    This looks delicious! I’m pinning so I can try it as soon as Thanksgiving is over.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 21, 2017 at 10:32 pm

      Thank you, Donna! Let me know how you liked it. 😀 Hope you have a nice Thanksgiving!

  6. Reply
    Jann Olson
    November 22, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    I have made salmon with a parmesan crust before and it was delicious! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 23, 2017 at 9:09 am

      I don’t’ think you can go wrong with salmon, no matter what 🙂

  7. Reply
    Sam Ferguson
    November 23, 2017 at 4:36 am

    This looks really delicious. I eat a lot of salmon so I’m always on the hunt for new ideas. Thanks so much. #BrilliantBlogPosts

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 23, 2017 at 9:10 am

      Thanks, Sam!

  8. Reply
    Herlina Kwee | Making LOL
    November 24, 2017 at 4:15 am

    Hmm… I love salmon. Add cheese and cayenne to it, I love it even more. This recipe looks really delicious.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 25, 2017 at 10:35 am

      Thank you, it really is so delicious. 🙂

  9. Reply
    frugal hausfrau
    November 25, 2017 at 5:43 am

    I can see why you call this the best! It looks exquisite!

    Mollie

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 25, 2017 at 10:41 am

      Thank you, Mollie! 🙂

  10. Reply
    Judith Graber
    November 26, 2017 at 6:11 am

    I never would send my hubby shopping as he would come home with everything except for what I sent him to get. I love salmon and you have indeed created a wonderful crust with lots of good flavors. Thanks for sharing with Fiesta Friday.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 26, 2017 at 8:04 am

      Good to know my husband is not the only one, lol. Thanks, Judith!

  11. Reply
    Kelly @ Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats
    November 26, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    That crust looks amazing! Thanks for sharing at Friday Frenzy Link Party! PINNED!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 26, 2017 at 8:52 pm

      Thank you!

  12. Reply
    Cindy
    November 26, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    This looks YUMMY!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 26, 2017 at 8:54 pm

      Thank you, Cindy!

  13. Reply
    Teresa
    November 26, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    Hi Jas, I was so glad to see that you had shared this recipe at Party in Your PJs! I am trying to find more fish recipes and this sounds delicious! I will be trying it very soon. I pinned and shared on social media.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 26, 2017 at 11:09 pm

      I’m so glad you like it, Teresa! Thank you and have a great week!

  14. Reply
    Amber Harrop
    November 27, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    I am a big salmon fan and this recipe looks fantastic Jas

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 27, 2017 at 10:51 pm

      Thanks for the 5-star review, Amber. This recipe is my favorite!

  15. Reply
    Miz Helen
    November 27, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    I just pinned this delicious Crusted Salmon! Thanks so much for sharing with us at our Thanksgiving Edition of Full Plate Thursday! Hope you have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 27, 2017 at 10:52 pm

      Thank you, and thanks for the 5-star review! We LOVE this recipe.

  16. Reply
    Jelica
    November 27, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    This looks amazing Jas! I love salmon and love the idea of having one with a bit of crunch!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 27, 2017 at 10:55 pm

      Thanks, Jelica! The crunch is perfect with the tender flesh. 🙂

  17. Reply
    Sheri
    November 28, 2017 at 11:43 am

    This looks delicious! Thanks for joining the To Grandma’s House We Go link party! Your post has been pinned!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 29, 2017 at 7:50 pm

      Thank you, Sheri! Have a lovely day.

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