Lemon Panko-Crusted Salmon

Background and History:

Lemon Panko-Crusted Salmon is a delightful and healthy dish known for its combination of crispy textures and zesty flavors. Salmon, native to the North Atlantic, has been a cherished seafood staple for centuries. This dish combines fresh salmon with panko breadcrumbs for a crunchy crust, and the addition of zesty lemon zest and herbs provides a delightful contrast of tastes.

Ingredients:

  • 4 salmon fillets (6 oz each)
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for cooking

Instructions:

  • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • In a bowl, mix the panko breadcrumbs, lemon zest, and chopped parsley.
  • Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper.
  • Dredge each fillet in flour, then dip into the beaten eggs.
  • Coat the fillets with the panko mixture, pressing it gently to adhere.
  • Heat olive oil in an ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Place the salmon fillets in the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes until the crust turns golden brown.
  • Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through.
  • Serve hot and garnish with additional lemon zest and parsley if desired.

Serves: 4

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

  • Calories: 350
  • Protein: 34g
  • Carbohydrates: 24g
  • Fat: 12g
  • Fiber: 2g

Notes:

  • This dish pairs perfectly with a fresh salad or steamed vegetables.
  • Ensure the salmon fillets are boneless for easy consumption.

Allergy Warning:

  • If you have seafood allergies, please avoid this dish, as it contains salmon.
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