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Crispy Parmesan-Crusted Salmon – Low-Carb Seafood Elegance

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Introduction:
Salmon is a versatile and delectable fish that has been a staple in various cuisines throughout history. One of the most exquisite ways to prepare salmon is by creating a crispy Parmesan crust that adds a delightful texture and flavor. This recipe combines the richness of salmon with the savory allure of Parmesan cheese, making it an elegant and low-carb seafood dish perfect for any occasion. Let’s dive into the world of culinary artistry and prepare this Crispy Parmesan-Crusted Salmon.

Historical Context: Salmon has been consumed for centuries by indigenous cultures around the world, particularly in regions like the Pacific Northwest and Scandinavia. Parmesan cheese, on the other hand, hails from Italy, with its earliest mentions dating back to the Middle Ages. The fusion of these two ingredients in this recipe showcases the global nature of modern cuisine, where flavors and techniques from different parts of the world come together to create something truly unique.

Preparation:

  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. This will ensure your salmon cooks evenly and doesn’t stick to the pan.
  2. Prepare the Parmesan Crust: In a mixing bowl, combine the grated Parmesan cheese, almond flour (or breadcrumbs), finely chopped fresh parsley,

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prep time
15 minutes.
cooking time
15 minutes.
servings
4
total time
30 minutes.

Equipment

  • Baking sheet

  • Parchment paper

  • Mixing bowls

  • Grater

  • Knife and cutting board

  • Zester

  • Lemon juicer

  • Frying pan

  • Tongs

  • Serving platter

Ingredients

  • 4 salmon fillets (approximately 6 ounces each)

  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1/2 cup almond flour (for a low-carb option) or regular breadcrumbs

  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped

  • 1 lemon, zest and juice

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • Lemon wedges, for serving

  • Fresh parsley, for garnish

Instructions

1
Preheat the oven.
2
Prepare the Parmesan crust.
3
Coat the salmon and pan-sear.
4
Finish baking and garnish.
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