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SPICY CRUSTED SALMON

Ingredients

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  • 16 Ounces Wild salmon
  • Whole Wheat Panko or Whole Wheat Breadcrumbs (Whole Foods makes a great whole wheat panko)
  • Olive Oil
  • Cajun or Blackened Seasoning (or just salt and pepper to taste for those who don’t like spice).  If you can’t find this in a local store, mix together 1.5 Tbsp paprika, 1 Tbsp garlic, 1 tsp black pepper, 1 Tbsp onion, 1 tsp cayenne pepper, 1 tsp salt to create your own spicy season mix.  Store mixture in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.

Instructions

  1. Place ½ cup panko or breadcrumbs in a shallow bowl or dish.  Add one teaspoon of Cajun seasoning to bowl and mix evenly.  Use more or less to your taste.
  2. Coat salmon lightly with 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  3. Dip flesh of salmon into panko and spice mixture.  Place skin-side down on baking tray/pan that is non-stick, or coated with cooking spray or olive oil.
  4. Place in preheated oven at 450 degrees.  Cook for 12-18 minutes as desired.  Cook longer when serving to small children who should have well-cooked foods.