Herb Crusted Salmon

herb crusted salmson

A unique way to prepare salmon by first soaking it in salty water and then covering it with herbs and a butter sauteed bread crumbs. Keep reading for the recipe and pictures.

Ingredients
5 tablespoons salt
1 skin-on salmon fillet
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
½ cup panko bread crumbs
2 tablespoons beaten egg
2 teaspoons fresh thyme
¼ cup fresh tarragon
1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard
1½ teaspoons mayonnaise
Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In a large bowl, dissolve 5 tablespoons salt in 8 cups water. Submerge salmon in
brine and let stand at room temperature for 15-20 minutes.

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2. Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add panko crumbs and pinch of salt. Season
with pepper. Stirring frequently, cook panko crumbs until golden brown, about 4-5 minutes. Transfer to bowl and
let completely cool.

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3. Chop thyme and tarragon. Add thyme and egg to cooled panko crumbs.

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4. In another bowl, stir tarragon, mustard, and mayonnaise.

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5. Remove salmon from brine and pat dry with paper towel.

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6. Place wire rack in rimmed baking sheet. Place foil on wire rack. Place salmon onto foil.

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7. Spread tarragon mixture over top of salmon. Sprinkle panko mixture over tarragon mixture, pressing with your
fingers to adhere.

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8. Bake salmon for about 25 minutes, or until thermometer registers 125 degrees when inserted into thickest part
of fish.
9. Serve with lemon.

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