Seafood often makes a quick weeknight meal as it comes together effortlessly. This Panko Crusted Salmon is a regular in our house for several years now. It is absolutely fuss free to make and can be served in several ways. Enjoy with salad or rice, pasta or some garlic bread like we did. The big fillet of salmon took less than 5 minutes to prep and took about 17 minutes to bake in the oven.
Panko Crusted Salmon
Panko Bread Crumbs adds the crispy topping which turns into a delicious mouthful bite with the flaky creamy salmon. Underneath the panko crust is a thin layer of Dijon mustard which creates a beautiful pungent taste.
You can definitely use bread crumbs too, homemade or store bought.
This is the Panko Crust brand we like
Most often I keep this dish simple, without any sauce. I add some lemon slices, some cherry tomatoes from the garden which softens down on baking.
You can make a sauce on the side too, either a piccata sauce, white creamy sauce, something mild and tangy to cut down the richness of salmon.
Yesterday, I wanted to keep it without any sauce at all. The garlic bread with the panko crusted salmon was a good light balanced meal.
Can you make Panko Crusted Salmon in stove top?
YES! If you have to make in stove top, I would suggest slicing a big fillet of salmon into mini individual portion fillets.
This way you will have more control over the cooking time making sure the fillet doesn't get overcooked.
Will Breadcrumbs work?
Yes, you can use either store bought or homemade bread crumbs.
Flavoring the panko crust/bread crumbs
I like to add some herbs and dry garlic powder to the panko crust, but you can even keep it plain or add other spices as per your liking.
It works as a lovely blank canvas to play with your taste buds.
How to reuse the leftover baked salmon ?
The panko crust salmon is so tasty that chances are you will not have any left over.
But if you do, then you can use it next day in fried rice, pasta, make salmon cake or add in cold salad.
Here are more salmon dishes to try from here
This is a great meal for family gatherings too. You need any advance prepping and because it's effortless you can prepare it just before serving.
It comes out of the oven looking gorgeous, smelling amazing and will pull everyone to the dinning table.
Panko Crusted Salmon in Piccata Sauce with Nigella Garlic Flatbread
- Salmon fillets - 1.4 LB
- ½ cup panko crust
- salt to taste
- ½ teaspoon freshly cracked back pepper
- 3 tablespoons dijon mustard
- Few shallots thinly sliced
- Few cherry tomatoes
- Thinly sliced lemons
- Finely chopped cilantro leaves
To prepare the panko crusted salmon
- Season the salmon with some salt and leave it aside for 15 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 425F.
- Layer a baking sheet with parchment paper and layer the fish filler on it. Scatter the tomatoes, onion and lemons on the side.
- Spread the dijon mustard on the fish fillet and then sprinkle the black pepper.
- Next scatter the panko crust and press it down on the fish fillet.
- Bake for 17 to 18 minutes
- Let it cool down for a while. Slice and serve.
I just tried cooking this tonight. It didn't look as beautiful as your pictures did because my presentation is so poor, but it tasted wonderful, so light and fresh and easy for me to follow. Will definitely make this again, it was quick and delightful. Thank you! Oh, also I never managed to make the bread but just used a plain naan and put it in the oven with some garlic, oil and mustard seeds, it complimented it great.
This looks smashing. Can I ask, what are you using as your backdrop when you shoot? I'm equally mesmerized by the food and that beautiful blue...
Thanks Amy! I buy plain wood and paint over it. That's it 🙂
Wonderful! Recipe and story...but most of all I love your photos! Superb food photos!
Lovely photos and the flatbreads look amazing! One question though...what are 'nigella seeds'?
Lan | morestomach
the crust is very interesting, i'm wondering if it can be used for another type of protein, that's not fish? like maybe chicken or a pork chop?
Here's to itenerary-free holidays! Sometime's that just what you need. And you need this food on the table. Aar ki chai.
Salmon's my daughter's favourite fish right now, and I love panko, so you've given me something for my next fillet.
Love the capers-in-a-chhakni shot 🙂
Laura (Tutti Dolci)
Gorgeous, I love your panko crust and your flatbreads look so good!
Happy New Year to u Kankana! Guess what, I have similar plate ( the one with strainer and lemons)-great minds! I hope u both have much needed break and a great new year 🙂
A Very HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Those pictures are gorgeous and I love panko, so I am sure it works perfect here.
Perfect and delicious. I would love this for dinner everynight
Kankana, this is right up my alley. What a beautiful dish and I bet it's just as delicious. Love it
This looks so yummy K. So easy too! I can have crispy, spicy fish anytime of the day. In fact just doing some for brunch!
A refined and delicious dish! That is such a wonderful way of preparing salmon.
Gorgeous pictures - especially the one of the capers.
Happy New Year and best wishes for 2014!
Happy New Year Rosa :)xx Thanks a lot for your kind words. Hope you have a great year ahead!
A little belated but a very happy New Year to you :)I absolutely love everything with salmon and your photos are just breathtaking!
Happy New Year 🙂 and thanks so much! xx
A very belated happy New Year to you and yours! May the year run smooth: may it be better than 2013!! Love both the salmon and the piccata sauce: another new 2014 recipe to try and enjoy!!
Happy New Year to you too Eha 🙂 xx Hope you enjoy the dish as much as we did!
Happy New Year! Kankana. I'm not a huge fan of salmon but the panko crust makes me really want to try this. The naan flat-bread looks irresistible. Beautiful shots as always!
Happy New Year to you too 🙂
I have a serious obsession with panko crusted anything and panko crusted salmon sounds like a dream come true!
i have been making salmon a lot lately and this will be a great recipe to add to my weekly meal. And that naan, yummm
Lail | With A Spin
Happy New Year, Kankana. I often do a herbed panko crusted salmon but adding it to a picante sauce sounds spectacular. Simple and delicious. Garlic nigella flatbread sounds a fabulous choice to enjoy the fish and the sauce.
Wow! That is just my kind of meal. I have quit eating poultry n red meat but I still enjoy fish. Would love that fish for my dinner tonight.