Baked Honey Mustard Salmon

I’m not going to lie. This isn’t my favorite way to cook salmon. Heck, it’s not even in my top 10. Or top 20 for that matter. But almost everyone I know absolutely raves about this flavor profile so I made it … and I was the only one who didn’t really like it so … I’m putting it out there because if it sounds appealing to you, then you should definitely try it because I seem to be in the minority.


Salmon fillets cut into single servings
1 C panko (or other bread crumbs)
Juice of 1 lemon
1 head garlic, minced
2-3 Tbs parsley, roughly chopped
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup honey mustard

  • Combine chopped parsley, lemon juice, minced garlic and panko in a bowl. Toss with 2-3 Tbs olive oil. Set aside.
  • Turn oven on to 350 degrees.
  • Heat cast iron skillet or Dutch oven to med-high, with 3-4 Tbs olive oil.
  • Place salmon, skin-side down, on wax paper or whatever you want, you’re not cooking on it, just prepping. I used a pink cutting board 🙂 Spoon enough honey mustard onto each filet so it spreads thin and even. Then press equal amounts of panko mixture on each filet. Transfer to cast iron skillet and sear skin for 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove from stove top and put skillet or Dutch oven, uncovered, in the oven where it will finish cooking for 15 minutes. Done. Serve with whatever sides you like but I suggest something simple as the salmon itself has a lot of flavors. Enjoy!

A note about my recipes … most of what I cook isn’t a precise science. It’s look, taste and feel. And I encourage you to cook the same way. Add a little more of this, or a little less of that … and pay attention … and before long you’ll be a wiz at cooking seafood.

Coming up NEXT on the blog … how to make lox at home and lobster thermidor.

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Hey there. I’m Shauna—a West Coast transplant in the landlocked state of Indiana … when I moved here I missed the beaches, the mountains, the desert, the rivers … and it took me a while to find places nearby that paralleled my old stomping grounds. BUT. Now that I’ve lived here for over 15 years, I’ve had time to explore the region and you know what? It’s amazing. There’s so much to do—from skiing in northern Michigan to relaxing lakeside in southern Kentucky to rocking the nightlife in one of the many metropolitan areas. And I love it here. I really do. BUT. I do miss the sea … and the sand and the rush of the waves … the smell of seawater … even the sting of too much sun after a day spent lollygagging at the beach. And I miss the constant supply of seafood and shellfish and riverfish? About that … since I’ve moved to the Midwest I’ve noticed that a lot of people here don’t consider fish that come from the river seafood … I’m not sure I agree, but hence the new word I’ve created, “riverfish” … time will tell if Webster picks it up ; ) So my blog, Seafood is The New Black, is my way of bringing a little bit of sea life (or is it sealife?) to the Midwest. And over on Seafood in the Circle City, you can read up on my favorite Indianapolis restaurants that serve seafood, and serve it well. As you read along, you’ll find all kinds of information … some that you might find more useful than others—and some, you might just find amusing … or not. Either way, and if nothing else, I hope you leave my little space here on the world wide web a little refreshed and maybe even a little inspired to bring a little bit of the ocean home with you. (Yes, I did use the word “little” four times in one sentence … it’s OK … mermaids like to repeat themselves.) Cheers! The Midwest Mermaid Oh, and if your curious, yes, I do actually write for a living … if you want to know about the organizations I work with and the publications where you can find my land legs, swim on over to the “Portfolio” tab … and thanks for visiting.

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