Monday, May 13, 2013

Feta Crusted Salmon

We had such a wonderful trip for the book launch in early May. One of the best things for me was that for 8 days that my husband and I were on vacation I didn't have to cook and we graced the table of many a fine cook. My long time childhood friend Irmgard from Abbotsford made this delectable meal for us that included,  Salmon served with Rice Pilaf, Roasted Asparagus, Veggies and dip and Ice Cream with a Orange/Lemon Rhubarb Sauce. The meal was heavenly. Today I am going to share the recipe for the Salmon. Something I think everyone who likes the flavors of salmon with feta will surely enjoy. Thank you Irm for your friendship, your wonderful hospitality, and of course sharing this recipe.
  • 1 (2 pound) salmon fillet
  • ½ cup – or more – crumbled feta cheese (definitely more)
  • 1/3 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp. light cream cheese spread 
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • 1 Tbsp. dried minced onion 
  • 1 tsp. granulated garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup panko or regular bread crumbs
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with foil and lightly oil or spray with cooking spray.
  2. Mix together everything except the crumbs.
  3. Lay salmon on foil and spread feta mixture evenly over salmon. Sprinkle with crumbs.
  4. Bake until it flakes easily with a fork, 35 – 45 minutes. Let rest for 10 minutes before removing from pan.
Tip: If you have a much larger salmon fillet, double or triple this recipe. Don't be shy with the measure of the feta and put in lots, as that is the feature flavor of the topping.


  1. Yea! I have all the ingredient for this and will make it this week. I made the Tereyaki glazed chicken and it was very good. I probably won't pour the glaze over it next time because that makes it a bit too strong for us.

  2. Oh wow that sounds good! I have all the ingredients and am home today so I think this will be dinner tonight!!! Thanks for sharing this. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day Charlotte!

  3. I LOVE salmon and will definitely be trying this recipe. I hope you will share the Orange-Lemon Rhubarb sauce recipe with us as well? Please, please, pretty please...

  4. I love salmon, this sounds & looks delicious a must. Linda

  5. ould u do this on foil on the BBQ

    1. Definitely. Doing Salmon on the BBQ always works well. Even with this recipe.

  6. Made this last night and it was a hit. So easy and tastes great! Love all of your recipes and love to share your blog with my friends.
    LaDonna in Mississippi

  7. Hey Lot!
    I'm trying this recipe tonight. I'm thinking your friend Irm is my cousin from my dad's side of the family? In any case, it is 10 minutes from done and smells delicious. I'm pairing it with a Lebanese potato salad for a nice easy but scrumptious dinner. Miss you! Hugs-Christel

  8. We love Salmon at our house and eat a lot of it. I Like that your recipe is so simple and uses such common ingredients. Most of these things I have on hand.