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Panko Crusted Salmon

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 22 minutes
  • Total Time: 32 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner/Entree
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


Panko Crusted Salmon – a delicious and flavorful panko crusted salmon recipe that is perfect for any night of the week!


  • 1/2 cup panko
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • (4) 4-6oz salmon fillets* (1 inch thick)


  1. Preheat oven to 415 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl combine panko, butter, kosher salt, pepper, parsley, garlic, dijon mustard, garlic powder and onion powder. Use a fork to break apart butter and combine.
  3. Place salmon fillets in a deep baking dish. Add a generous layer of the panko mixture on top of each piece of salmon.
  4. Place salmon in oven, middle rack and uncovered, for 20-25 minutes or until an internal thermometer reaches 140 degrees F. at the thickest part (** See Note on cook time).
  5. Remove salmon from oven and let rest 5 minutes.
  6. Serve with additional melted butter drizzled over top (optional) along with some roasted broccolini and wild rice.


  • *Salmon: for best results use fresh salmon – frozen works too, it just tends to be a bit more watery so results my vary.
  • **Salmon Cook Time: this varies depending upon how thick your salmon fillets. For a thick piece of salmon and inch or more, cook time will be close to 22-25 minutes. For a thinner piece 1 inch or thinner, cook time will be closer to 15-17 minutes.
  • Dairy-Free: to make this dairy-free use a plant-based butter.
  • Gluten-Free: to make this dairy-free use a gluten-free panko breadcrumb.
  • Storage: store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


  • Serving Size: 6 oz
  • Calories: 291
  • Sugar: 0.9 g
  • Sodium: 368.3 mg
  • Fat: 16.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.6 g
  • Protein: 24.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 81 mg