Oven Baked Salmon

oven baked salmon recipe
Oven Baked Salmon. Stephanie Gallagher
  • Total: 28 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 18 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
525 Calories
27g Fat
21g Carbs
48g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 525
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 119mg 40%
Sodium 371mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Protein 48g
Calcium 135mg 10%
*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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This oven-baked salmon recipe really appeals to kids, because the pistachio coating provides crunch, much like a fried fish. Once you learn how to cook salmon this way, you can vary the recipe in many ways.



  • 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pistachio nuts
  • 1/2 tsp. ground thyme
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 4 6 oz. salmon fillets, about 1 inch thick
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat oven to 450 F. Spray a baking dish with cooking spray.

  3. In a pie plate or shallow dish, mix panko bread crumbs, pistachios, and thyme.

  4. Pour buttermilk into another shallow dish, and set it next to the panko mixture.

  5. Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper. Dip the non-skin side of the salmon fillets in the buttermilk, then dip the salmon in the panko mixture. Lay the salmon in the baking dish, skin side down.

  6. Bake the salmon in the oven, 14 to 18 minutes or until the salmon flakes easily with a fork.

  7. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Variations

  • Try this recipe with pecans or macadamia nuts instead of pistachios.
  • Try different herbs (just about any will do—whatever is left in your garden or vegetable crisper).
  • Substitute crushed saltines for the Panko bread crumbs.