This cheesy parmesan baked salmon is tender, packed with flavor, easy to make and covered in melted cheese. Need I say more?
Salmon is one of those things that you either love or you hate. Luckily, I am a HUGE lover of salmon. In some form or another, it makes an appearance in our weekly rotation of meals at least once a week. 9 times out of 10, and my most favorite way to indulge, it is via sushi. Give me some salmon nigiri any day. Some other salmon recipes in our household have included grilled salmon on top of a bed of kale with lentils & white beans, salmon tacos or salmon salad. Everything halted, though, when I started making this cheesy parmesan baked salmon.
I first tested this cheesy parmesan baked salmon about a month ago and it has officially quickly become the only way we now eat Salmon in my house. This meal is so easy to make, includes 3 simple ingredients and is seriously packed with flavor. Pair it with some roasted potatoes, green beans and top it with caesar dressing? PARTY.IN.THE.MOUTH.
Here’s the kicker – it is baked with mayonnaise. Okay Okay Okay, I know that is a turn-off for a lot of people but HEAR ME OUT. Mayo helps add moisture & flavor when cooking steak, poultry or seafood. It also prevents your meats from drying out in the oven. Don’t knock it ‘till you try it.
What are some health benefits of salmon?
- Rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids
- Great Source of Protein
- High in B Vitamins
- Good Source of Potassium
- May Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease
Next time you’re craving salmon, do yourself a favor and try this recipe. I guarantee you will fall in love with it the same way I did.
Cheesy Parmesan Baked Salmon
This cheesy parmesan baked salmon is tender, packed with flavor and covered in melted cheese. Need I say more?
- 1 lb Salmon
- 2 tbsp mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup parmesan shredded
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with tinfoil or parchment paper and place salmon sheet.
Slather 2 tbsp of mayonnaise onto your piece of salmon.
Sprinkle 1/2 cup of shredded parmesan cheese onto the top of your mayo-coated salmon.
Press the cheese firmly into the salmon, so it does not fall off. Note: the mayonnaise will already help the cheese stick, but pressing it into the piece of fish packs it on tighter.
Place cheesy piece of fish into the oven.
Bake at 400 degrees for 14 minutes.
Switch to broil for an additional 2 minutes.