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How to bake salmon

Crispy Baked Salmon with Homemade Tartar Sauce

  • Author: Deborah Harroun
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


This Crispy Baked Salmon is super easy and can be on your table in less than 30 minutes. Topped with an easy homemade tartar sauce, this salmon can’t be beat!



Tartar Sauce:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped pickles
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon capers, drained and finely chopped


  • 4 salmon filets (4-6 oz each)
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons old bay seasoning


Make the tartar sauce:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients.  Cover and refrigerate until needed.

Make the fish:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Place a cooling rack on a baking sheet and spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray.  Set aside.
  2. Rinse the fish and pat it dry. Season both sides with salt and pepper.
  3. Place the egg whites in a shallow dish and lightly whisk. Place the breadcrumbs, parsley and old bay seasoning in a second shallow dish and stir to combine. 
  4. Dip the fish into the egg whites, then in the breadcrumbs, pressing the crumbs into the fish as needed.  Transfer to the cooling rack.
  5. Place the fish in the preheated oven, then reduce the heat to 375ºF. Bake until the fish flakes easily, about 10 minutes.
  6. Serve the fish with the tartar sauce.

Recipe Notes:

adapted from Fabulous Fat Free Cooking

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. Various brands and products can change the counts.


  • Serving Size: 1 filet
  • Calories: 600
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Sodium: 1855 mg
  • Fat: 45 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 34 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 14 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 42 g
  • Cholesterol: 103 mg

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