Crumb-Topped Salmon


Her family of fishermen keeps Perlene Hoekema of Lynden, Washington supplied with the star ingredient for this well-loved recipe. 'Often we catch enough to share and sometimes send some of our delicious Northwest salmon to Michigan for my sister to enjoy,' Perlene relates.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 1 ½ cups soft bread crumbs

  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning

  • ¼ teaspoon paprika

  • 4 (6 ounce) salmon fillets

  • 1 Refrigerated butter-flavored spray*


  1. In a bowl, combine the first eight ingredients; set aside. Pat salmon dry. Place, skin side down, in a 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray. Spritz salmon with butter-flavored spray; cover with crumb mixture. Spritz crumbs with butter-flavored spray. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until fish flakes with a fork.


This recipe was tested with I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Spray.

Nutritional Analysis: One salmon fillet equals 371 calories, 19 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 113 mg cholesterol, 525 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 36 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2-1/2 fat, 1/2 starch.