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Panko Salmon

Yield: 4 servings

Time: 30 minutes

This salmon is so juicy with a crisp topping and a  wonderful saucy surprise hidden under the topping.


2Lb.    Salmon    (Skin on -“center cut” pin bones out)

1T        Favorite fish dry rub

3T        Panko breadcrumbs

2tsp.   Olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste


4T        Mayo (Or low fat)

1T        Mustard (Dijon)

1T        Parsley (Italian, fresh, chopped)

1T        Pesto

½tsp.   Dill (dry or 1 T fresh)


  1. Preheat a 12" non-stick fry pan on medium high. Add olive oil.

  2. Pat salmon dry, sprinkle dry rub on both sides. Place fish flesh side down in pan and sear for 2 minutes or until brown and crusted. Turn fish over in pan. Leave in pan and turn burner off.

  3. Mix all spread ingredients in a small bowl then apply spread evenly to top. Sprinkle breadcrumbs on spread mixture and lightly pat in. 

  4. Preheat oven to 400°. Place pan with fish on upper rack for 5-9 minutes until inner temperature reaches 125°.  Crack open oven door till it catches, turn on “broiler setting” and adjust rack to second rung from the top just until breadcrumbs are lightly brown.

  5. Place finished fish on cutting board and cut in ½ with knife. Serve with lemon wedge.


  • If tiny pin bones remain running down the middle of filet there easy to remove with needle nose pliers or a pair of tweezers.  

  • You can find numerous fish dry rubs in your grocer or spice store.

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