Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Easy: Salmon w/ Mustard Crumb Crust

crumb salmon2

Here is a great way to serve salmon for a weeknight dinner, and good enough for a dinner party.
It never fails and is so simple to prepare.

You can use panko breadcrumbs, but I prefer to use brioche rolls from Trader Joe's to make my fresh breadcrumbs! You can use any leftover bread, but the brioche are light and fluffy.

Pulse 2 brioche rolls in a food processor to make fresh breadcrumbs.

Ask your fish monger to cut you a 2 lb. piece of salmon filet, with skin on.
This will be enough for 4 people.

Sauce:
2 1/2 tablespoons of white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons of sugar
2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard
1 1/2 teaspoons of Colman's dry mustard
1/4 cup canola oil

Mix ingredients in a small bowl and add 1/4 cup of canola oil to make a thick sauce.

Lay the salmon in a baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.



Sprinkle kosher salt, pepper and dried thyme over the fish and spread sauce to cover entire piece of salmon.



Sprinkle about a cup of the fresh breadcrumbs over the top, lightly press down the crumbs into the fish.

Bake in a 400F oven for 20 minutes until the crumbs are crispy.
Let rest 5 minutes before slicing into pieces.

crumb salmon

(recipe adapted from Memoirs of a Home Cook).








17 comments:

kat said...

I am bookmarking this one, Matt & I really need to up our fish consumption

cookeaze said...

Your salmon look lovely, and the combo sounds delicious!

Susan-CookingtoSave said...

Looks delicious. I like using the brioche rolls for crumbs. Time to make a trip to Trader Joes!

Elra said...

Simply delicious. Brioche crumbs sounds very delectable.

Patsyk said...

Stace - that looks so delicious! I love adding bread crumbs to fish for that extra crunch. We are trying to eat fish at least once a week, so I'll have to remember to try this one next time I pick up salmon. Yum!

Maria said...

Nice crust on the salmon!

Proud Italian Cook said...

Brioche? You come up with the best ideas, I would have never thought to do that!

Melodie Monberg said...

Can't wait to make this! By the way, I made the ceasar salad you posted a few days ago. I threw in a few jalapono peppers because I like SPICE and it was really good. I'll be keeping your recipe close by. Thanks again for posting such yummy treats!

noble pig said...

Love it! I've done with pulverized matzo and it's lovely too.

dining sets said...

I bet this is one delicious dish! I like it! Salmon is way too healthy than a pork covered with some crust.

The Italian Dish said...

Gee, I'm making salmon tonight - maybe I'll have to do it this way!

Rebecca said...

Yummy! What a great way to serve salmon. Thx Sta!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Stacey, we love salmon and are constantly looking for new recipes and this one with the crumbs and Dijon plus the dry mustard sounds fabulous.
Sam

The Japanese Redneck said...

Nice. I like the way it looks.

Heide said...

Interesting idea with salmon.

Estrella Damm said...

Very creative crust and sauce. I think I'm going to have to try this one.

kat said...

Stacey we made this for dinner tonight & it was just fabulous! Thanks for the recipe