Parmesan Crusted Salmon

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I haven't met a person yet who doesn't like this salmon.  Even our toddler eats it!

The original recipe calls for tilapia but we much prefer the salmon.  We also don't use the onion powder or celery salt so I wrote in the substitutions that we use.

~ 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (I like to buy a block of it and grate it myself)
~ 1/4 cup butter, softened
~ 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
~ 2 tablespoons lemon juice
~ 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
~ 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
~ 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
~ 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
~ 2 lbs. salmon

1. Preheat your oven's broiler. Grease a broiling pan or line pan with aluminum foil.

2. In a small bowl, mix together the Parmesan cheese, butter, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Season with dried basil, pepper, garlic powder and sea salt. Mix well and set aside.

3. Arrange fillets in a single layer on the prepared pan. Broil a few inches from the heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Flip the fillets over and broil for a couple more minutes. Remove the fillets from the oven and cover them with the Parmesan cheese mixture on the top side. Broil for 2 more minutes or until the topping is browned and fish flakes easily with a fork. Be careful not to over cook the fish.

We like to serve it with sweet potato cubes.  For those we just peel sweet potatoes (usually one per person) cube them, toss them in olive oil, season with house seasoning (equal parts salt, pepper, and garlic powder).  Then lay them in a single layer on a cookie sheet and put them in a 400 degree oven until tender, usually about 30 minutes.  We make these before the fish.  While the fish is broiling, we move the sweet potato rack to the bottom so they stay hot without getting scorched by the broiler.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Grate it yourself? Yeah...right. Or make your sister who hates grating cheese do it. ;)