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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Toasted Onion Crusted Salmon


This is my daughter new favorite way to have salmon. First let me tell you when she was little she liked Goya Mojo Marinade, steamed rice and broccoli...that's it, no sauce, no butter, nothing else. I figured since this is a child who likes such a healthy meal...why mess with it. Sometimes I would add the onions on our half and leave hers the way she liked it, after all she ate it and it was easy.

Then she started to eat other fish, I was able to get her to try mountain trout, catfish, and whitefish, even rainbow trout with the head still on. Now she is pretty adventurous, and will at least try something first, but I think she will eat most fish, (we get on sale).

So here we go on preparing her latest request salmon...

This is a quick meal ready in no time since I have the timing down on baking. Wash and pat dry the salmon...squirt a little oil in the bottom of the baking dish I love using stoneware for baking fish.
Season the fish with salt and pepper or a season-all for fish like Old Bay seasoning


...you can use your favorite mustard, spread it on nice and even now, the mustard helps the onions hold on.

...sprinkle with some cumin, I almost used dill here, but I really like how the cumin came through in this.



Next take some of the french fried onions and crumble them up...


Top the fish with the onions and pat them down gently...some will fall off, but this is good too. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 15-20 minutes depending on how big and thick the salmon is.


For two pieces like this about 17 minutes worked out fine. For one large piece and if it is thicker I have let it go for 25 minutes. You don't want to over cook the fish.


You want the topping to be crisp and the fish to be done, but moist and tender...


What about my husband you ask? Yes he likes it, but I never hear him complain about anything I make as long as it doesn't have green peppers and it's not too spicy!

Would you care for a bite?

41 comments:

  1. That looks awesome! I'm trying this one!

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  2. YUM! Looks delish! We have salmon a LOT here. At least once a week. Always looking for a new way to top it.

    :)

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    1. Susuan, I'll bet the salmon you have up in Alaska is great!!

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  3. I love anything with those onions on them...I like that Goya mojo marinade too, but I've only ever used it on chicken.

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    1. We will only use Goya mojo unless I make it myself. We've always used it on fish, I like the citrus in it.

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  4. oh this looks super tasty nice easy recipe

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  5. I can see why this would her favorite! Great mouthfeel.

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  6. Oh, your daughter is a demanding and picky little eater but I love her tastes!:)Hehe, I am like her too; this is just so amazing; I would love to have this for my dinner as well!!;)

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    1. yes, I have to be creative with a picky eater...love your blog!!

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  7. i want to try using dijon mustard for meat before cooking, sounds like a wonderful additional flavouring!

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    1. I hope you try it I like it with beef too.

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  8. We are having salmon tonight. I will have to modify your recipe a bit as no packets of French fried onions here, but it looks delicious. Diane

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    1. Diane I know they have other brands and such I don't always use that brand, but maybe it's an American thing. I know they use it for the green bean casserole at Thanksgiving (which I never make) :)

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  9. This looks good... Could see why your family love it! I would too!

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  10. Yes, I would definitely love a bite! I need to add more fish to my diet and this is a great way to do it. I never would have thought to put fried onions on top, but it sounds delicious and easy.

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  11. This is a great idea to cook Salmon. An onion lover like me will be VERY VERY happy to eat this dish.

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  12. I want a bite for sure! Looks so absolutely delicious! Love the crispy onions.

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  13. I would devour the entire piece of that delicious salmon...in a hearbeat, Lyndsey. Love Old Bay, combined with mustard, and French Fried Onions?...wow! crispy super flavorful, and crunchy. The best part is the you baked it super perfect, and flaky! Bookmarking this:DDD

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  14. I'm back again, Lyndsey! I found 2 beautiful Siesta Beach photos on you Aqua Sunday blog. I hope you don't mind that I'm pinning it. You don't have "pin it" on that blog, so I had to download it to transfer to my picture file. I will post it on my "places I love" board. Just love those 2 photos! (if you don't approve, I will take them down)
    Will label it the way you have them on your blog!
    Thanks!

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    1. you can add a pin it button to your toolbar and then you don't have to download anything. you just pin from any page you're on.

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  15. This must have tasted extremely delicious encrusted with toasted onions!

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  16. I'm looking for another way to prepare salmon-can't wait to try this one! This really sounds delish.

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  17. Toasted onion must have made it extra fragrant!

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  18. Wow, it sounds like your daughter is a great eater! I have some of those onions from a thanksgiving of yore and I should use them before they get stale. How could I not think to crust something with them!?!?

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  19. This baked fish looks really good. Flavoring the salmon with mustard and cumin sounds like a great idea. I often use dill too. Always looking for simple but tasty ways to flavor fish. I will have to try this next time.

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    1. I hope you try it. The cumin really added to it.

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  20. Gosh, the topping looks so tempting. The french onion looks so different too! I also love the M/pasta you made the other day. The gravy sounded incredible.
    Enjoy your day, dear.
    Kristy

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  21. You're so lucky your kidlet likes fish. I understand that's a tough one for most parents :) Awesome recipe...super keen on the mustard! YUM.

    And I want to see a pig race!!!

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    1. Yes, I am lucky she likes fish, I know I didn't when I was her age!

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  22. A great way to use the onion rings. It looks yummy delicious.

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  23. You salmon looks so good; great easy healthy recipe.Love serving salmon.
    Rita

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  24. Looks SO good - just delicious and so healthy!
    Mary x

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  25. it is an easy way to eat more fish

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  26. Salmon is my favorite fish and I have cooked it in a few variation. This is one I must try.

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  27. What a great idea! We eat salmon very often, but never eat it like this way. I love the crunchy texture!

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  28. This sounds and looks delicious! A great way to get my family to eat more fish. I'm putting it on the menu (hopefully this week!).

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