Many cooks are intimidated by cooking fresh fish and, as a result, miss out on the heart-healthy, brain-boosting, omega-3 fatty acids in salmon. Never fear, though; This fast fish recipe is foolproof.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

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  • Place salmon fillets on a non-stick baking pan. Brush juice on salmon.

  • In a shallow dish, combine panko, coconut, salt and pepper. Dredge each fillet in the mixture and return to baking pan. Spread leftover crumbs on top of each fillet. Coat with cooking spray.

  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. If desired, put under broiler until crust is golden brown.

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Copyright 2004 Jean Carper. Printed first in USA WEEKEND. All rights reserved.

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Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

264.2 calories; 24.2 g protein; 12.1 g carbohydrates; 67 mg cholesterol; 150 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2005
EXCELLENT recipe! I combined 2 tablespoons of butter (melted) and one table spoon of brown sugar and drizzled it on top of the coconut crust during the last 6 minutes of baking and it created a delicious sugar coating which added a ton of flavor! Everyone loved it--even my husband who isn't a big fan of salmon. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/17/2006
Has potential. I used more lemon juice to add additional flavor and cooked it a little longer at a lower temperature to keep it from drying out. I also baked it wrapped in foil and then broiled it for a few minutes at the end to prevent burning the bread/coconut mixture. Read More
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160 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 79
  • 4 star values: 44
  • 3 star values: 30
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2005
EXCELLENT recipe! I combined 2 tablespoons of butter (melted) and one table spoon of brown sugar and drizzled it on top of the coconut crust during the last 6 minutes of baking and it created a delicious sugar coating which added a ton of flavor! Everyone loved it--even my husband who isn't a big fan of salmon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2005
EXCELLENT recipe! I combined 2 tablespoons of butter (melted) and one table spoon of brown sugar and drizzled it on top of the coconut crust during the last 6 minutes of baking and it created a delicious sugar coating which added a ton of flavor! Everyone loved it--even my husband who isn't a big fan of salmon. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2005
This recipe has potential but needs a little work. I would marinate the salmon in the lime juice for a while before coating it in the panko and coconut. I found that when I cooked it at the reccommended temp the coconut burned before the fish was cooked. By covering the fish during cooking then uncovering and broiling at the end to brown and crisp coating I think that problem could be solved. I served it with caribbean rice (from Zattarain's) and a salad. The rice and salmon go well together!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2006
I tried this recipe last night and loved it. My husband cooked it for our 34th Anniversary dinner with my help and it was delicious. We did bake it covered with aluminum foil and at the last 5 or 6 minutes we uncovered and drizzeled salmon with melted butter and brown sugar and just baked it under the broiler till crispy. We both loved it. Thanks for the recipe and tips. Pauline Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/17/2006
Has potential. I used more lemon juice to add additional flavor and cooked it a little longer at a lower temperature to keep it from drying out. I also baked it wrapped in foil and then broiled it for a few minutes at the end to prevent burning the bread/coconut mixture. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/27/2005
Well I'm giving this a one star rating for it's ease. I cannot say anything good about the way it tastes. My DH and I love salmon and this was such a big disappointment. I will not be making this again. Ever. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2010
Sooooooo yummmmmm! I have found my salmon recipe for life. I served with steamed veggies over jasmin rice and my teenager is begging me to make this again. Thanks for another great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/03/2006
I used grouper for this recipe which turned out to be a good choice. I also added olive oil sesame oil and ginger to the lime juice and marinated the fish for 3 hours. The flavor was great - and the coconut adds an interesting touch. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/30/2010
I made this today and it turned out better than expected I did change it a little though: -I toasted the coconut beforehand. -I didn't have any Panko breadcrumbs so I used rice crispies as a substitute. I also dipped the salmon in egg whites before the breadcrumb mix to make it stick better. -I followed a recommendation from a comment below and dripped a mix of 1 tsp brown sugar and 2 tsp melted butter on top of the fish the last six minutes of bake time and it was great! I used two tbs of canola oil instead of the non stick spray and I thought 425 was too hot so I cooked the fish at 395 and flipped it over halfway through! I'm sure its excellent with the panko breadcrumbs so I need to try that next time! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/23/2006
Sorry I just don't like this recipe. The coconut doesn't do a thing for the salmon. I gave it three stars because it wasn't unpleasant to eat and if you're curious go ahead you wouldn't be ruining good salmon or anything. The next time I want salmon without the work of grilling/sauteeing it I'll make Baked Dijon Salmon; that's a fantastic baked salmon recipe. Read More
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