I often like to add another dimension to it in the form of a crust. The fatty fish can pair quite well with a crispy bread crust which in turn protects the fish from drying out when baked. This relatively simple recipe involves a flavorful bread crumb mixture which stays moist on the fish but obtains on a crunchy exterior coat.
Another great thing about this recipe is that it can be prepared and cooked in about a half hour. Prepare this for your fussiest guests or make it for a quick weeknight dinner.
1 whole salmon fillet, skin removed
1 1/2 cups bread crumbs
1/2 cups diced onion
1/4 cup diced celery
1/4 cup diced carrot
1 1/2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp paprika
1 whole egg
1 Tbsp unsalted butter
salt and pepper to taste
Once it has cooled place mixture in a bowl with bread crumbs, paprika, brown sugar and beaten egg, mix well until coarse but moist.
Place salmon fillet on a tray with parchment paper and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Take bread crumb mixture and pack it onto the entire surface of the salmon using gentle pressure.
Place salmon in a pre heated 400f oven and bake for approximately 20 minutes.
Switch oven to broil.
Place under broiler for 1 minute to brown crust until golden brown and crispy.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time : 21 minutes