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This versatile salmon with panko crust makes a delicious dinner

Salmon with panko crust with herbs sprinkled on top next to a silver fork on a white square plate
Photo by Shari Pennington

This salmon with panko crust is versatile and adapts to so many flavors. It pairs well with the Petit Manseng from Wisdom Oak and appears in Un-Wine’d, which airs Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. on VPM PBS.

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What You’ll Need:

  • Six pieces fileted salmon, 4 to 6 ounces each
  • 1 ¼ cups panko
  • 1 t. garlic powder
  • ¼ t. cayenne
  • ¼ t. black pepper

  • ½ t. salt
  • 1 t. paprika
  • ½ t. sugar
  • 6 T. butter, melted
  • 1 ½ t. Dijon mustard (optional)


Step one: Preheat the oven to 425 F.

Step two: Place the salmon filet pieces on a greased cookie sheet.

Step three: In a small mixing bowl, mix together the panko, garlic powder, cayenne, black pepper, salt, paprika, and sugar.

Step four: Mix in the butter until all the ingredients are well blended.

If desired, spread ½ t Dijon on each filet.

Step five: Spread the crumbs evenly on top of each filet and bake for 7 minutes.

Serves 6.