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Parmesan Topped Salmon

Since we had Salmon on our vacation to BC in early May I have been craving it! It is so expensive in the prairies so when I find some on sale I stock up. We all really enjoy Salmon and this time I tried it this way.
  • 1 pound Salmon, thawed*
  • 1/3 cup or less of reduced fat mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon of dried dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon of lemon pepper or add to your personal taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup or a bit more of fresh coarsely grated Parmesan Cheese
  1. Place fish skin side down on lightly sprayed pan.
  2. Combine mayo, dill, lemon pepper, lemon juice.
  3. Spread onto fish.
  4. Top with the Parmesan Cheese.
  5. Bake at 450 for 15-20 minutes until the fish flakes easily and top gets a nice brown crust. You can put it under the broiler for a minute or two to brown more if the fish is already done, watch carefully. You don't want to over cook the salmon it just dries it out.
  6. I served it with Fried Rice.
*Tip, truth be told, I didn't plan this very well, and had not taken the Salmon out of the freezer to thaw. I did this from a frozen state and baked it for 25 minutes and it was done perfectly. In half an hour from the time I realized that I had nothing planned for dinner til it was on the table...voila, dinner is served.


  1. Salmon - my favourite for sure and yours looks perfect and delicious! I too enjoyed the fresh salmon and seafood on our recent trip to BC...mmmm!

  2. I've done something similar to this and it is very very good. One of the nicest things about serving fish is that it can go from frozen to hot and delicious in no time flat!

  3. This is one of my favorite recipes, only I serve it with ginger carrots, and plain cooked rice. So good! My daughter uses feta crumbled on top instead of the parmesan, very good also. Ginger carrots, is carrots with brown suger, butter and fresh ginger.

  4. Made this tonight and it was DELISH! Served w a simple pasta: cherry tomatoes, garlic scapes, olive oil and salt/pepper tossed w linguine. YUM.

    1. I am so delighted that you enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing that.

  5. That's how fresh salmon is prepared here on Vancouver Island in the salmon capital of the world. You can't beat it

  6. Tried this recipe with Halibut last nite....was absolutely delicious!!!! Great recipe.

  7. will try this as salomn is so easy to cook ;-)


  8. I liked this and I would make it again. I like strong flavours, so i might try it with feta next time. I will also bake it for the exact amount of time that is stated in this recipe. I baked mine a little longer and it was a bit dry.


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