Oven Baked Salmon with Crispy Topping ++ Can Be Prepared Gluten Free !

As you may know, I’m seriously ‘on a mission’ lately to eat more healthy and I’ve discovered eating healthy does NOT mean dining on meals that taste like cardboard!!

Just because I’m trying to eat better doesn’t mean I can’t indulge in the occasional treat, as I did yesterday when I lost my car key (it just dropped off the key chain….).  After searching the parking lot etc. I finally found it at my doctor’s office…. but that was AFTER I called AAA to open my car in the hopes the key had dropped off inside.  I ended up rewarding myself, after all that frustration, with a (not too big…) piece of carrot cake – and I enjoyed every single bite !!

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++  If you prefer to prepare this “gluten-free” – just use gluten free corn flakes, such as Nature’s Path Organic. 

++  Corn itself is gluten free but many products containing corn, such as corn flakes, may have flour (wheat) in the ingredients.

++  Recipe makes enough for 4 people, depending upon the size of your piece of salmon.    ++  I prepared 1 piece of salmon and stored the extra topping in the fridge.

INGREDIENTS                Oven at 375 F           ++ Bake salmon for approximately 20 minutes

  • a bit of olive oil, to grease skillet….. about 2 tsp.
  • 4 pieces of salmon about 5″ long and 1/2″ in center    ++  Can be either with – or without – skin.
  • TOPPING
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • some freshly ground pepper
  • 2 cups corn flakes
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup pine nuts      ++ I used 1/4 cup – – pine nuts are expensive!!
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • a bit of fresh parsley         ++  optional

Preheat oven 375F

Put all the ingredients into a food processor.  Pulse into ground.

++  If you don’t have a food processor, put all topping ingredients in a ziplock bag and crush.

Oven Baked Crispy Salmon  with Crispy Topping  -  myyellowfarmhouse.com

Oven Baked Salmon with Crispy Topping  -  myyellowfarmhouse.com

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Sprinkle between 1/4 to 1/3 cup of crumb mixture on each piece of salmon, pressing the crumbs into the fish a bit.     ++  Leftovers of crumb mixture can be stored in fridge !

Oven Baked Salmon with Srispy Topping - myyellowfarmhouse.com

Place salmon pieces on a broiler broiler  OR  on a rack, as shown above.

Bake in 375 F oven for 20 minutes, depending upon thickness of salmon.    ++  Salmon should be firm in the middle and look opaque. 

It does NOT get much easier than this. And – believe me, this Oven Baked Salmon with Crispy Topping is delicious.   Enjoy!!

Oven Baked Salmon with Crispy Topping - myyellowfarmhouse.com

8 thoughts on “Oven Baked Salmon with Crispy Topping ++ Can Be Prepared Gluten Free !

  1. I have that one, lonely salmon that has been sitting in a corner in my freezer. I love fish but my kids don’t like fish so cooking fish means having two menus for a meal, so I usually procrastinate when I have to make fish. This is so simple and nice, so my “lonely salmon” is soon going to be whipped out of the oven. Have a wonderful week!
    liz

    • ‘Sounds like a plan’ !! Have defrosted a piece of salmon myself but I’m heading out tonight… so I think I”ll prepare it for tomorrow night!! Let me know if you liked the recipe – and if you have any suggestions – enjoy!

  2. Hi Diane – I got a kick out of your comment regarding me getting myself a ‘treat’ after losing my keys. And I def. wish there was some kind of locator. I’m sure that’ll happen soon, thank God!! I’m glad you liked this recipe. It’s Quick, Easy & Good – and we can’t ask for more than that!! ; o )

  3. Very nice salmon Cecile. We haven’t been able to get very good looking salmon around here lately but I’m hoping soon since I think that’s my favorite fish. It looks like a terrific topping on there.
    (I can see where a treat is needed – losing keys has to be one of the most frustrating things in the world. Don’t you wish they had some kind of locator on them?).

  4. Thanks for your comment. I remember when I was younger corn flakes used to be used as toppings pretty often… not so much now. BUT – you don’t actually taste the corn flakes. I guess they just pick up the flavors of the spices and cheese !!

    • You are sooo right ‘A’! I’m going to prepare this next week for some good friends of mine. Just think – quick & easy to prepare AND no big mess after. I think this is going to be my ‘Go-To-Dish for a good while!!

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