SALMON WITH CRISPY HERB TOPPING
salted butter, divided 1/2 tbls & 3 tbls
3 to 6
salmon filets, skinless
panko bread crumbs (plain)
parmesan cheese or 3 cheese blend, combo of 1/2 grated & 1/2 fine shreds or all grated
dry parsley (may use fresh, also)
chives, dried or fresh
lawry's seasoned salt
ground black pepper
cloves garlic, pressed (about 1 tsp.)
1Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil, dull side up. Grease foil with 1/2 T butter, set aside.
2Place oven rack in middle position; preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
3In a medium size bowl, combine panko, cheese, parsley, chives, salts and pepper.
4Melt 3 T butter in small bowl in microwave (about 20 seconds) or in small saucepan over medium heat.
5Pour over panko mixture; mix well with fork or spoon.
6Remove salmon from packaging (drain if necessary.) Place salmon on prepared baking sheet.
7Use a spoon, or your impeccably clean fingers (as Julia Child would say) to evenly cover filets with panko mixture, pressing to help adhere to fish.
8Bake at 400 degrees F for 7 to 10 minutes, depending on thickness of fillets, then turn on broiler for 1 minute, to lightly brown. Shut off broiler and remove fish from oven immediately.
9Serve hot. Cover and refrigerate leftovers as soon as possible. Gently reheat in toaster oven or in microwave at 50% power.
Originally Posted: Tue, Jan 24, 2017