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Baked Lemon Pepper Salmon

Salmon should never be boring! Dress up your next fish dinner with a zesty crunchy topping that will please everyone at the table.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time17 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Salmon, Under 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 256kcal


  • baking pan


  • 4 salmon fillets 4-5 oz each
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil plus 2 tsp
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest zest from 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup panko
  • 2 tbsp lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped optional


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Spray a baking pan with cooking spray. Place salmon fillets on the pan skin side down (if using salmon that has skin attached).
  • Mix the 1/2 tbsp of olive oil with the minced garlic and lemon juice. Brush mixture evenly on the salmon fillets.
  • Mix the panko, lemon zest, and lemon pepper together in a small bowl. Add 2 tsp of olive oil and combine until the mixture resembles crumbly sand.
  • Top each salmon fillet evenly with the lemon pepper mixture, pressing down to adhere the crumb topping to the fish.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until the internal temperature is at least 145 degrees F. Place under the broiler on high for an additional 2-3 minutes for a beautiful crispy brown finish.


To store: This dish will keep in the refrigerator for 1-3 days. 
To Reheat: This dish is best reheated in an air fryer at 340 for 3-4 minutes until warmed through. You can also reheat in the oven, covered in foil, on low for 5-10 minutes. Reheating in the microwave will make the topping soggy. 


Calories: 256kcal