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  • Writer's pictureLulu Perez

Garlic Parmesan Crusted Salmon

Updated: Aug 29, 2021

One of the many ways of preparing salmon on a busy work week is this recipe right here!

It's a great meal prep meal to have for the week. The garlic parmesan with crispy, crumbly topping on a piece of salmon is super tasty! It pairs well with a salad, steamed rice or vegetables! One of my low calorie, clean eating meal is made at least once a month in my house!

Garlic Parmesan Crusted Salmon


  • 4 garlic cloves, minced

  • ½ cup Italian bread crumbs

  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs

  • 1 cup of grated parmesan

  • 1 lemon zested

  • 3 tbsp chopped parsley

  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes

  • ½ tsp kosher salt

  • ¼ tsp fresh cracked pepper

  • 4 tbsp butter, salted or unsalted

  • 2.5 pound salmon fillet cut in about 8 pieces


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Pat and dry salmon fillets and place them on a baking sheet over parchment paper to prevent from sticking

  3. In a small mixing bowl, combine minced garlic, bread crumbs, panko breadcrumbs, parmesan, parsley, crushed red pepper flakes, zested lemon, salt and pepper.

  4. Slice the thick part of the salmon on top about half way in, so the mixture can be placed in the little pocket.

  5. Season the salmon fillets lightly with salt and pepper.

  6. Place the mixture topping in the little pocket and entirely on each of the fillets evenly, so the salmon is completely coated.

  7. Place the salmon fillets in the oven in the top middle rack for about 13 minutes.

  8. Enjoy with a side of rice and vegetables.

  9. Garnish with a lemon wedge and hot sauce (sriracha)

Note: This can totally be gluten free, just replace regular breadcrumbs and panko for the gluten free version.

Sheet Pan Roasted Cauliflower and Broccoli


  • 1 cauliflower head, cut in bite size florets

  • 2 broccoli crowns, cut in bite size florets

  • ½ tsp kosher salt

  • ½ tsp fresh cracked pepper

  • Olive oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. Place the cauliflower and broccoli florets in a sheet pan.

  3. Drizzle olive oil throughout the vegetables and season with salt and pepper.

  4. Place in the middle top rack of the oven and bake for about 12 minutes.

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