Peanut-Crusted Salmon


This easy baked salmon recipe is sure to delight all of your dinner guests. Our Peanut-Crusted Salmon is baked to flaky perfection and coated in a delicious combination of citrus flavors, peanuts, parsley and garlic.

Peanut-Crusted Salmon
Photo: Karla Conrad
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
28 mins


  • 6 5-6 ounce fresh or frozen skinless salmon fillets, about 1 inch thick

  • 2 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel (set aside)

  • 2 - 3 tablespoon orange juice

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon coarse ground black pepper

  • 1 cup whole wheat panko bread crumbs

  • cup peanuts, toasted* and finely chopped

  • 2 tablespoon finely snipped fresh parsley

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ cup dry white wine or chicken broth


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Thaw fish, if frozen. Rinse fish; pat dry with paper towels. Drizzle fish with orange juice; sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  2. In a shallow dish combine panko, peanuts, parsley, oil, garlic, and orange peel. Dip fish into peanut mixture, turning and pressing to coat.

  3. Place fish in a single layer in a 3-quart rectangular baking dish. Add wine to dish. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes or until fish begins to flake when tested with a fork.


To toast nuts, preheat oven to 350°F. Spread nuts in a shallow baking pan. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned, shaking pan once or twice. Watch carefully so the nuts don't burn.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

356 Calories
18g Fat
13g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 356
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Sodium 177mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 5.3mg 27%
Calcium 30.3mg 2%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Potassium 785mg 17%
Folate, total 52.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 4.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 1.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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