February 8, 2011

February 8, 2011

February 8, 2011

We are already in the month of February.  Wow!!! where does the time go?  I just realized that I started my blog exactly one year ago.  I have really enjoyed every minutes of it and I am looking forward to another fun year of cooking.

After almost a full week of steaks, pot roast and steaks again… a little fish is very welcome.  Easy recipe served with peas with butter. Enjoy…

Tonight’s February 8, 2011 dinner:


Panko Crusted Salmon

Peas with butter

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PANKO CRUSTED SALMON

2/3 cup panko

2 tablespoons minced parsley

1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

Salt and pepper

2 tablespoons olive oil

4 6 oz. skinless salmon fillets

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

2 tablespoons olive oil

Lemon wedges

Preheat the oven to 425°. In a small bowl, mix together the panko, parsley, lemon zest and ½ teaspoons salt and ½ teaspoon pepper. Add the 2 tablespoons olive oil and mix well until the crumbs are evenly coated.

Place the salmon fillets on a board and brush the Dijon mustard evenly on the top. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Press the panko mixture thickly on top of the mustard on each salmon fillet. The mustard will keep the panko from sliding off.

Heat the 2 remaining tablespoons of olive oil over medium high heat in a large 12 inch cast iron skillet or large ovenproof skillet. When the oil is very hot add the salmon fillets, panko mixture up, and sear for 3 to 4 minutes. Do not turn and transfer the pan to the hot oven for 5 to 7 minutes until the salmon is almost cooked and the panko is browned.

Remove from the oven and cover allowing resting for 5 or so minutes. Serve with the lemon wedges.

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4 Responses to February 8, 2011

  1. Tammy McLeod February 8, 2011 at 8:14 pm #

    I love the panko mustard combination. Yum.

  2. Steve February 9, 2011 at 4:03 pm #

    Happy first birthday to your blog!

    Usually my salmon is baked or grilled, but I like the idea of the crispy panko breading. And of course the mustard will go great with the salmon.

    • Giangi's Kitchen February 10, 2011 at 5:39 am #

      Thank you Steve for the wishes. I am looking forward to another fun filled year of cooking, great friends and lots of happy memories around the dinner table.
      I enjoy cooking with panko and I started mixing it with bread crumbs and love the texture.

  3. MAMY March 4, 2011 at 3:59 pm #

    SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO special the salmon thank you Giangi!!!

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