Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Baked Salmon with Coconut or Chile Crust

Last night I was looking for a new thing to do with salmon. So I hunted on Allrecipes and came up with a recipe for baked salmon with coconut crust. I love coconut, but somebody I live with doesn't. So I changed the recipe.
Coconut Crust Ingredients:
  • 1 6oz. salmon fillet (I buy them frozen from costco or trader joes, but fresh is probably fine too)
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/8cup dried coconut flakes
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • Cooking oil spray
Chile Crust Ingredients:
  • 1 6oz salmon fillet
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • chile powder, cayenne pepper, and red pepper flakes to taste.
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • Cooking oil spray
  • shallow pan
  • nonstick cooking pan
  • Oven at 400
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine bread crumbs, salt, pepper and dried coconut flakes or chili mix into a shallow container (I use a lid of a tupperware, a plate or something will work.)
  3. Brush salmon with juice
  4. Dredge salmon in crumb mixture to coat both sides. Place on pan. Pat extra crumb mixture over top of salmon. (Really stick it on there.)
  5. Cook for 12-15 minutes until delicious.

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