My new favorite way to cook salmon is this Easy Baked Parmesan Salmon with Old Bay and Lemon. It kind of reminds me of the flavor you get in a crab cake. My years in Maryland are shining through with this delicious seafood dinner! I can’t wait to hear how you like it! If you’re not a fan of seafood, give these Easy Oven Baked Parmesan Pork Chops a try!
I have been trying to eat more salmon to be a little healthier and thankfully my kids love it too! In the past, I only had two ways to cook salmon. I am trying to branch out from my tried and true recipes by trying something new. This Easy Baked Parmesan Salmon with Old Bay and Lemon really is a winner and has moved to the top of our favorite ways to eat salmon.
I typically serve fish with a side of Roasted Golden Butter Potatoes and veggies, or a baked potato and veggies. It would also go great with this Angel Hair Pasta with Parmesan. If you’re trying to cut carbs a side of sauteed spinach is the perfect way to go!
Other quick and healthy dinner ideas:
- Instant Pot Lentils with Chicken and Sweet Potato
- Teriyaki Garlic Chicken Stir Fry
- Zucchini Taco Skillet
- Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
- Baked Butter Garlic Shrimp
- Award Winning Chili
How To Make Easy Baked Parmesan Salmon with Old Bay and Lemon
Frequently Asked Questions about Easy Baked Parmesan Salmon with Old Bay and Lemon
Can I use this recipe for a large filet of salmon?
Yes! Depending on the weight of the filet, you will need to double or triple the recipe to cover the entire thing.
If I don’t have Old Bay is there a different seasoning I could use?
Old Bay really is an important part of this recipe, but if you have another seafood seasoning blend that you like, that would work well too. Even if you only use salt and pepper with the Parmesan topping, it will still come out delicious.
WIll this REcipe work with other fish besides Salmon?
Yes! You can use the same recipe on almost any type of fish. Talapia and Cod are two great choices.
Can I use Frozen fish?
I suggest thawing fish before cooking it, that way it is easier to tell when it is done. If you choose to bake it frozen, you’ll need to add about 10 minutes to the baking time. You will be able to tell the fish is done when it flakes apart easily.
does it matter if I use imitation Lemon Juice or Fresh Lemon Juice?
No, in fact, I use imitation lemon juice most of the time when cooking fish because it’s easier. Fresh is of course preferred, but you will still get great results from the imitation.
Which kind of parmesan works better? Fresh grated or the bottled type from Kraft?
I’ve made this both ways and honestly couldn’t really tell a difference. Whatever you have on hand will work great! In the pictures, I used freshly grated parmesan.
- 4 (4 oz) pieces of Salmon (I prefer skinless)
- ⅓ cup seasoned bread crumbs
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- Old Bay Seasoning
- Salt and Pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In the bottom of a glass 9x13 pan sprinkle lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
- Place the salmon pieces down an inch or so apart on the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
- Sprinkle the top of the salmon with Old Bay Seasoning.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. While salmon is cooking combine the seasoned bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle the top of the fish with 1-2 tbsp of the mixture and return to oven for an additional 10-15 minutes or until fish is cooked completely.
- Serve with Roasted Potatoes, baked potatoes, quinoa or cous cous.