Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use gluten-free breadcrumbs in this dish.


"Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it." -Julia Child, Pioneer

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This is one of those recipes that I love to recommend for patients who are always looking for a quick and easy weeknight meal.

It is a quick and simple recipe and relies on ingredients that you probably already have in your house – breadcrumbs, garlic, olive oil and vinegar. You don't have to use salmon for this recipe. Almost any fish with will be complemented by the breadcrumb recipe.

The best part is that it is a super easy way to get a point on your Mediterranean diet score with a combination of seafood and the whole grain bread crumbs.


Salmon with Parmesan Crust

Servings: 2 | Serving size: 4 ounces salmon filet

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied. The bread crumb mixture will keep well overnight, tightly covered. Leftover salmon makes great sandwiches or topping for salads.

Serve with Roasted Potatoes or Thick Cut Yam Fries [Low Sodium Thick Cut Yam Fries] and Parmesan Squash or Pan Grilled Broccoli or Pan Grilled Asparagus or Herbed Zucchini.

Salmon with Parmesan Crust recipe from Dr. Gourmet


  • 1/2 cup whole wheat or gluten-free breadcrumbs
  • 1 ounce Parmigiano-Reggiano (grated)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 Tbsp basil (chiffonade)
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 4-ounce salmon filets (skinless)

Add the fresh breadcrumbs to a food processor or blender and process until they are fine crumbs.

Add the parmesan, garlic, basil, olive oil and vinegar and process until the mixture is well combined. This will make a moist breadcrumb mixture.

Place a large skillet in the oven and preheat to 375°F.

When the oven is hot, spread the breadcrumb mixture over the top of the salmon filets.

Place the salmon in the skillet and return the pan to the oven.

Cook for 5 minutes.

Set the oven to broil.

Cook for 3 minutes.


Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 salmon filet

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 390 Calories from Fat 198
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 22g 28%
  Saturated Fat 6g 30%
  Monounsaturated Fat 7g
  Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 350mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
    Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
    Sugars 1g
Protein 30g
Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 10% Iron 3%
Vitamin K 5mcg Potassium 400mg