Saturday, November 10, 2012

Baked Parmesan Salmon

This is such an easy way to prepare fish.  
We had it twice in one week, I was so happy with the results.
It's rich and delicious... and easy, did I mention that?
OK, so it's not particularly low calorie, it's really good... and it's easy.
I really, really loved this technique and plan on using it again and again.  Everyone needs a down and dirty fish recipe that is easy to do after working all day... that tastes like something special too.

Next time I make this, I may try using Greek yogurt instead of mayo to see how that works. 

Serves 2 

2 fish fillets (salmon, tilapia, cod or red snapper work well)
½ lemon, juiced
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp butter, room temperature
2 Tbsp mayonnaise
3 Tbsp finely chopped green onions
1/4 teaspoon seasoning salt 

1 Tbsp fresh basil, minced
1 (or two...) dash hot pepper sauce
Pepper, you won't need salt because of the cheese and mayo!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In buttered 13-by-9-inch baking dish or jellyroll pan, lay fillets in single layer.

Brush top with lemon juice. 
Bake fish in preheated oven 10 to 20 minutes or until fish just starts to flake or "sweat" a little bit.  The cooking time depends on how thick your fish is, and how cooked you like it.  I like mine a little on the underdone side.

While that is cooking, in a small bowl combine all ingredients; cheese, butter, mayonnaise, cheese, green onions and seasonings.

Mix well with fork. 

Spread the salmon with cheese mixture 

Broil until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Serve at once.

I tried this baked as above, or also on the stove top using my cast iron skillet.I quickly seared the salmon and cooked for about 5 minutes, then topped with the mixture and popped it under the broiler.

Need some other Salmon recipes?:
Black & White Salmon
Lemon Rosemary Salmon
Maple Dijon Salmon Fillets on Spinach Salad
Salmon, Spinach & Garbonzos baked in foil

Salmon with Asian Ginger Lime Sauce

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