How to Make Baked Crunchy Apricot-Mustard Salmon
Salmon is great cooked quickly, and this version is fast as well as delicious. You'll need only a few ingredients to make the dish, and you probably have them on hand or can easily find them at the market. Preparing the salmon for baking takes about five minutes, and the salmon comes out of the oven in about 20 minutes, moist, full of flavor, and with a golden brown coating that crunches satisfyingly with each bite. This is a great dish for a busy weekend or even for a weeknight, because you can have dinner on the table in less than half an hour. Enjoy!
Salmon with Apricot-Mustard Crunch -- Serves 6
1 large filet of salmon, 2-3 pounds
1/2 teaspoon of lemon pepper seasoning
1/2 cup of apricot preserves
3 tablespoons of grainy Dijon mustard
1 cup of French fried onions, crushed a little to large pieces
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Coat a large baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray or line the baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray the foil. Place the salmon, skin-side down, on the foil and pat it dry with paper towels. Sprinkle on the lemon pepper. Combine the apricot preserves and Dijon mustard and spread the mixture thinly over the entire top of the filet. Sprinkle the crushed fried onions over the preserve-mustard mixture and press the crumbs down a little with the back of a spoon to ensure they adhere. Bake the fish for 15-20 minutes or until it is flakes easily with a fork. Let the salmon stand for at least five minutes before serving it.