Salmon with Parmesan Mayonnaise Crust

While my husband and I were back home for Christmas my parents made this great salmon recipe. My husband liked it so much he asked me to make it just a week later. This recipe is pretty quick and I love Parmesan cheese so it was a hit with me.

The original website is from this site:  http://shecookshecleans.net/2012/05/19/oven-roasted-salmon-with-parmesan-mayo-crust/

Prep: 8 minutes

Cook: 10-15 minutes

Ingredients:

Salmon

  • 16-20 ounces salmon fillet(s)
  • Kosher salt/ freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise, preferably homemade
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • additional Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • a few dashes of sweet paprika (I couldn’t find this at the grocery store so I used regular paprika)

Parmesan-Mayo

  • 2 whole eggs, at room temperature(*See Note below)
  • 1 to 1 1/4 cup oil (I used olive oil)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper, or pepper blend, to taste

Directions:

Mayonnaise Instructions:

Place the eggs in a blender or small food processor.  Blend the eggs alone for about a minute, so they will be ready to adsorb the oil.  Add lemon juice, dry mustard and salt, and mix in with the eggs.  With the blender running, SLOWLY start adding the oil, a few drops at a time, until the liquid begins to thicken up some; then you can start adding the oil in a thin, steady stream.  Continue blending until all the oil is incorporated.  Season the mayonnaise with salt and pepper, to taste.

Salmon Instructions:

Preheat oven to 425F.  Line a shallow roasting pan or baking sheet with foil.  Rinse the salmon with cold water and dry thoroughly with paper towels, and place in roasting pan or on a baking sheet.  Season lightly with salt and pepper.

Mix the mayonnaise and Parmesan cheese in a small bowl.  (*variation- you can add a layer of regular mayonnaise to the salmon before adding Parmesan-Mayo mixture) Spread completely over the salmon.  Sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese on top, and add a few dashes of sweet paprika.

Roast for 12-14 minutes (depending on thickness of salmon).  Remove from oven and serve.

*I love to serve salmon with asparagus or caramelized brussel sprouts

Happy Eating 🙂

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