I first created this dish when my family suggested I try something other than the same tired (yet still yummy) Asian salmon dish. I whipped this up out of ingredients I had on hand. They thanked me profusely. Now I have a new dish to use. It's pretty rich in flavor, but not so high in fat (depending on what kind of ingredients you use). Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and lightly oil. Place salmon onto foil and set aside.

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  • Mix together feta cheese, mayonnaise, cream cheese, Dijon mustard, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder in a bowl until smooth. Spread mixture over salmon, then sprinkle panko over top, covering completely.

  • Bake in preheated oven until easily flaked with a fork, about 35 to 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

263 calories; protein 21.9g; carbohydrates 6g; fat 16.8g; cholesterol 68.8mg; sodium 446.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2007
Mmmm- I absolutely loved this!! The feta was so good! I used sundried tomato and herb feta. I totally omitted the extra salt and it was perfect. I didn't want to open my block of cream cheese for just one tablespoon so I used 2% fat Greek yogurt instead of the cream cheese. Unfortunately I am out of panko crumbs so I had to use regular. I only had to bake about 25 minutes- I think the time listed is too long. Watch it carefully as you really don't want to overcook salmon. We had broccoli steamed rice and sliced avocado with this. Loved it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/28/2010
We thought that this was good but WAY too salty. I used a 1 1/2 lb fillet 1/2c. panko instead of 1/3c. then baked for 20 minutes. The fish was was well done the bread crumbs not crunch- which was a disappointment but this has a lot of potential. Next time I'll leave out the salt and cook at a higher temp for less time. Very worth trying. Read More
(7)
124 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 84
  • 4 star values: 31
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2007
Mmmm- I absolutely loved this!! The feta was so good! I used sundried tomato and herb feta. I totally omitted the extra salt and it was perfect. I didn't want to open my block of cream cheese for just one tablespoon so I used 2% fat Greek yogurt instead of the cream cheese. Unfortunately I am out of panko crumbs so I had to use regular. I only had to bake about 25 minutes- I think the time listed is too long. Watch it carefully as you really don't want to overcook salmon. We had broccoli steamed rice and sliced avocado with this. Loved it! Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2008
This is such a great tasting way to serve salmon. I've tried it on chicken too though it isn't as good. I changed nothing about this recipe. I make this at least a couple times a month- my husband and I both love it. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2010
excellent! i added diced fresh basil and tomatos green onions and shallots. this is a keeper! thanks for a keeper...next time this will be grilled if it's not flooding! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2008
COMPANY WORTHY This recipe is absolutely divine! I cut the recipe in half only because I had 2 fillets of salmon. The creamy feta topping was so rich and decadent on the salmon. And the panko breadcrumbs added just the right amount of crunch. You do have to cut back on the cooking time though. 400 degrees for 25 minutes was PERFECT! Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
06/04/2007
Even though I had to make a few changes due to ingredients on hand this was very good! I thought I had salmon in the freezer but it was Mahi mahi. I only had honey mustard and raspberry balsamic vinegar so I was hesitant to even make it but decided to go ahead. It turned out really good! I will make it again with the correct ingredients. Thanks for a new fish recipe we all enjoy! One question... I saw cream cheese in the instructions but not in the ingredients.???? Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2011
Love this recipe! Tonight I was out of feta so I substituted crumbled blue cheese and skipped the cream cheese and my husband thought it was even better than the feta version. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2009
Amazing! This is without a doubt the best salmon recipe I have ever tried. I used small salmon fillets so my cooking time differed but that's the only change I made. We're looking forward to having this again soon! Thank you:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/24/2008
This was really good but 35-45 minutes was WAY too long too bake on 400. I thought it seemed to long and thank goodness I checked it at around 20 min and it was already borderline overcooked. Salmon is definately better moist so I would suggest checking in around 15 min. Otherwise was great. Used balsamic and was tasty. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2008
Mmmm this was really good! I cut the recipe in half since I was not using such a big piece of salmon (smaller pieces). Did everything as stated but left out the onion powder since I didn't have any. I did use light feta/cream cheese/mayo baked about 25 mins or so and did not line my pan with foil just sprayed instead. Turned out fantastic - served with brown rice and simple steamed green beans! Read More
(8)
Rating: 3 stars
06/28/2010
We thought that this was good but WAY too salty. I used a 1 1/2 lb fillet 1/2c. panko instead of 1/3c. then baked for 20 minutes. The fish was was well done the bread crumbs not crunch- which was a disappointment but this has a lot of potential. Next time I'll leave out the salt and cook at a higher temp for less time. Very worth trying. Read More
(7)
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