Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Panko Crusted Asian Salmon

Looking for a protein to pair with my Lightened-Up Fried Rice? Well, look no further! Here's a super easy salmon that features an Asian-inspired marinade and crunchy Panko bread crumbs. The salmon is quick to prepare and cook, and makes for a perfect weeknight meal.


* Salmon
* 1/4 cup Panko (Japanese style bread crumbs) 
* Optional: sesame seeds, green onions

Marinade (quantity for 1 pound of salmon)
* 2 tablespoons soy sauce
* 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
* 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
* 2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped or minced
* 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated

* Preheat oven to 450F (my personal favorite salmon-cooking temperature).
* Whisk together marinade ingredients. 
* Marinade salmon for about 30 minutes. (It works best if you put the salmon in a freezer bag, pour the marinade over the top, and seal)
* Take your salmon out of the bag, and shake off any excess garlic pieces that may be clinging to the salmon.
* Sprinkle sesame seeds over the salmon (they provide a more toasty flavor if you like that).
*  Pat Panko into the top of the salmon, and shake off excess crumbs.
 * I baked my salmon for 8 minutes (1/2 pound piece). Adjust time up or down depending on whether your pieces are larger or smaller.
** Salmon often gets overcooked, so check it sooner than later! If it's a little under, you can always wrap it in foil for 10-15 minutes to continue cooking. 
* Rest salmon for about 10 minutes before serving, and then you have a beautiful piece of salmon to dig into...
... and eat fresh!


  1. What a wonderful way to cook salmon. I bet the Panko keeps the moistness within the filet. Looks so good!

  2. This looks and sounds delicious! Love the idea of coating salmon with panko crumbs.

  3. oooh this meal looks delicious, i love salmon and i love fried rice. im going to go through the rest of your food recipes now, i am always looking for new food blogs :-)

    1. Thanks! I hope you enjoyed checking it out. I really enjoy your blog as well - love the clothes and style tips!!