Horseradish and Crumb Crusted Salmon
These baked salmon fillets have a crumb crust that's flavored with butter, horseradish and a little honey. It not only adds a nice amount of flavor to the salmon, it gives it a little crunch as well – a nice textural contrast to the moist, tender fish.
- 4 center-cut salmon fillets, skin removed (about 5 ounces each)
- 1/2 cup panko crumbs
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 1-1/2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Preheat the oven to 425°F, coat a baking sheet with nonstick spray and arrange the salmon in a single layer.
- Combine the panko crumbs, melted butter, horseradish and honey in a small bowl. Spoon the mixture on top of the salmon and pat with your fingers to form an even crust.
- Bake the salmon for 8 minutes, then switch to the broiler for 1 to 2 minutes to lightly brown the crumbs. Watch carefully - they can burn quite easily.
Prepared horseradish can lose its flavor rather quickly, so for best results, make sure you have a fresh jar on hand. Refrigerated horseradish usually has a "use-by" date you can check as well.