Rosemary and Panko Crusted Salmon & cooking with astrology

For our Cooking with Astrology “Aries” main course, I knew that I wanted to make Rosemary and Panko Crusted Salmon.  You may remember the photos of the Panko Crusted Cod that I made last month, well this is my interpretation of that meal.  Salmon and Rosemary are both good for the brain, so it was a no brainer…bah dump bump!

Rosemary and Panko Crusted Salmon Cooking with Astrology Aries cookingwithcurls.com

This photo is actually of the leftovers, so ignore the shriveled carrots. ;)  I ran out of daylight the night before…..

Rosemary and Panko Crusted Salmon Cooking with Astrology Aries cookingwithcurls.com

See, pretty carrots!  I set the table with spring green place mats with coordinating napkins, tealight candles, and a bright, pretty spring bouquet…..

Flowers Cooking with Astrology Aries cookingwithcurls.com

Aries is the sign of spring after all, and runs from March 20th through April 20th!  New life, new beginnings. :)

A quick reminder of who our imaginary date is for the evening…why it’s Nathan Fillion/Richard Castle…..

Nathan Fillion

I could not find any baby, or even small carrots….so I cut large carrots into quarters.  Mix the carrots and asparagus* together with olive oil and salt and pepper…..

Rosemary and Panko Crusted Salmon bowl Cooking with Astrology Aries cookingwithcurls.com

Place on a foil lined baking sheet, and roast for about 25 to 30 minutes, or until they are starting to brown and the carrots are fork tender…..

Rosemary and Panko Crusted Salmon roasted Cooking with Astrology Aries cookingwithcurls.com

While the vegetables are roasting, melt the butter in a saute pan with the garlic and rosemary…..

Rosemary and Panko Crusted Salmon butter Cooking with Astrology Aries cookingwithcurls.com

Add the panko and parsley, and stir until the butter is absorbed…..

Rosemary and Panko Crusted Salmon panko Cooking with Astrology Aries cookingwithcurls.com

Place the salmon fillets on a foil lined baking sheet, and sprinkle with salt and pepper…..

Rosemary and Panko Crusted Salmon salmon Cooking with Astrology Aries cookingwithcurls.com

Then top with the panko mixture…..

Rosemary and Panko Crusted Salmon coating Cooking with Astrology Aries cookingwithcurls.com

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until panko is browned and crispy.   To serve, place the roasted vegetables in the center of a plate.   Top with salmon crusted fillet, and a lemon half on the side.  Squeeze lemon over salmon right before serving…..

Rosemary and Panko Crusted Salmon Cooking with Astrology Aries by cookingwithcurls.com

To make the lemon halves fancy, use a sharp paring knife to cut wedges around the center of the lemon…..

Fancy Lemon Halves cookingwithcurls.com

Try for 1 large W on each side, so you have 8 total…if that makes sense.  Then twist to separate.  Trim the bottom of the lemon so it sits flat on the plate. :)

*An easy way to trim asparagus, is to gently bend the asparagus stem upward.  The asparagus will break where the tough stalk meets the tender stem. :)

I will be back tomorrow with Vegan Chocolate Walnut Fudge Ice Cream.

Enjoy!

Rosemary and Panko Crusted Salmon

Serves 4
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 45 minutes
Total time 1 hour
Meal type Main Course
This Rosemary and Panko Crusted Salmon is fast enough for a weeknight meal, and impressive enough for company!

Ingredients

  • 16 baby carrots (peeled and trimmed)
  • 24 asparagus (tough ends removed)
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped, fresh Italian parsley
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary, crushed (substitute 1 Tablespoon fresh if available)
  • 1 Large clove fresh garlic (minced)
  • 4 wild-caught salmon fillets (about 1 pound)
  • 2 fresh lemons (cut in half)
  • sea salt & fresh ground black pepper (to taste)

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil, and set aside.
In a large bowl, mix carrots and asparagus with oil, salt and pepper.
Place on prepared baking sheet, and roast for 25 - 30 minutes, or until carrots are fork tender.
Melt butter in a saute pan with the garlic and rosemary.
Add the parsley and panko, mix to combine and allow to soak up all of the butter. Remove from heat and set aside.
Place salmon fillets on a foil lined baking sheet, sprinkle with sea salt and pepper.
Top salmon with panko mixture.
Place in oven and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until panko is browned and crispy.
Place roasted carrots and asparagus in the center of a plate. Top with a salmon fillet. Serve with lemon half.
Squeeze lemon juice over salmon right before serving.

This recipe will be partying at these link parties!

 

 

Comments

  1. says

    We eat salmon at least once a week and am always looking for new ways to cook. This looks like a nice healthy meal with the fresh veggies and I can use the rosemary from my garden. Thanks for posting on Marvelous Mondays’

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