This Dijon Panko Crusted Salmon is one of the best easy dinner recipes. Fresh salmon is slathered in a dijon and stone ground mustard mixture, then topped with crispy seasoned panko breadcrumbs, and drizzled with olive oil. Then, it is baked in the oven till it’s nice and crispy on the outside and flaky and flavorful on the inside.
Panko Crusted Salmon
Panko crusted salmon is one of my favorite things to cook for dinner. It’s quick to put together and a family favorite. Plus, salmon has so many healthy components to it. It’s full of protein and healthy fats so I love making it a regular part of our dinner rotation. This Dijon Panko Crusted Salmon can be whipped up in less than 45 minutes, making it a great weeknight dinner idea.
Best Salmon to Buy
When it comes to salmon, there are several different kinds to chose from at your local grocery store. Whenever possible, I try to purchase wild-caught salmon. That means the salmon was raised and caught in the wild as opposed to being farm-raised. Wild-caught salmon is typically leaner, has a healthier fat ratio and is a rich source of essential minerals and vitamins. However, wild-caught salmon can be harder to find and typically tends to be more expensive. Regardless of whether I purchase farm-raised or wild-caught salmon, I try to make sure it’s responsibly sourced.
What are Panko Breadcrumbs?
Panko bread crumbs are Japanese-style bread crumbs that are lighter and flakier than traditional breadcrumbs. They stay crispier longer after cooking too, so your food doesn’t get soggy as quickly. Panko breadcrumbs are also lower in calories, sodium, and fat and higher in fiber. This makes them a great healthier option. I prefer to use panko breadcrumbs for all of these reasons combined.
How to Make Dijon Panko Crusted Salmon
Like I mentioned before, this salmon is quick and easy to make, here’s how to make it happen:
- Mix together the mustards, maple syrup and spices and spread it all over the salmon. I like to use a Silicone Basting Brush to help spread it everywhere. The mustard mixture will serve as the “glue” to hold the breadcrumbs onto the salmon, plus is has fantastic flavor!
- Next, season the breadcrumbs with the spices and press the mixture evenly onto the salmon to make the crust.
- Lastly, drizzle the breadcrumbs with the olive oil (this will help make it super crispy!) and then bake!
More Easy Dinner Ideas…
If you like this easy baked salmon recipe, try these other quick and easy dinner ideas that our family loves:
- Easy Slow Cooker Minestrone
- Italian Flatbread Pizzas
- Creamy Tortellini Soup with Italian Sausage
- Stove Top White Macaroni
Lastly, if you make this Dijon Panko Crusted Salmon, be sure to leave a comment and give this recipe a rating. I love to hear from each and every one of you! Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram as well, if you make any of my recipes. It makes my day to see all of your photos of the food you have made.
**This post was originally published in January 2020 and was re-published in December 2020