Parmesan Crusted Salmon
-adapted from somewhere in my Pinterest file
- 1 lb salmon fillets (I used four of the Wild Sockeye Salmon fillets I bought frozen at Trader Joe's. This is my favorite salmon to buy, and the quality is excellent. I have an issue with buying "fresh" seafood in the Midwest unless I know exactly when and from where it came. I always buy frozen wild-caught seafood. I am scarred for life after watching a documentary about fish farms and the lack of regulations we impose on imported farmed seafood. I'll spare you the details. I tend to not buy farmed seafood unless I know it is responsibly farmed. I digress...)
- 3 T. light mayo (do not be alarmed, you won't taste the mayo. It makes the fish really moist)
- 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan, divided
- salt/pepper to taste
- lemon wedges
Thaw your fish overnight in the fridge. Place in shallow roasting pan lined with foil (skin side down) and pat dry. Mix mayo and 2T. parmesan in a small bowl and spread evenly over the fillets. Sprinkle with salt/pepper and the remaining 2 T Parmesan. Roast at 425 for about 15 minutes, or until cooked through. I then tossed it under the broiler for another minute to crisp up the top. Serve with lemon wedges. Simple, and delicious, the flavor of the fish was really able to shine.