Posted by Tara on Friday, January 6th, 2012
Are you trying to get more fish into your diet? Salmon is a perfect way to get your omega oils and also bakes quickly. I found wild caught frozen Alaskan filets at Aldi for under $5 a package. There were four generous sized filets, individually wrapped in the bag. I must admit I was skeptical about the quality and taste. But they were fantastic and I plan to pick up another pack or two next time I visit Aldi. I’ve created a recipe that is quick and easy to prepare. This recipe has all the crisp and crunch of a pan fried fish, without the oil. Add some rice or baked potatoes along side a salad and you’ve got a healthy dinner.
- 4 thawed wild caught Alaskan salmon filets – rinsed and patted dry
- 1/4 stick melted butter
- juice of 2 lemons
- zest of 2 lemons
- 2 teaspoons Lemon Pepper Seasoning
- 1 teaspoon dried Dill Weed
- 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
- cooking spray
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
In a shallow dish add the Panko bread crumbs. Set aside. (Panko bread crumbs can be found in the Asian section or the cooking section near the flour.)
Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside
Melt butter in skillet over medium heat. I like to brown the butter for extra flavor. Then add the lemon juice and whisk until well blended. Remove skillet from heat and let butter mixture cool 5 mintues. Next dip salmon filets in lemon butter, turning each filet to coat both sides. Sprinkle each filet with Lemon Pepper Seasoning and dried Dill Weed. Then dip each filet into Panko bread crumbs. Press crumbs onto filet, coating each side. Place breaded, seasoned filet into the 9×13 baking dish. Sprinkle lemon zest over filets. Spray the top of each filet with cooking spray to lightly coat the bread crumbs.
Place uncovered dish with salmon filets into preheated oven. Bake 10-12 minutes until fish easily flakes with a fork. Serve immediately.
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