Coconut Crusted Salmon

by Matt on January 6, 2011

Have you ever come up with a recipe that is just meant to be?

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The same day that my coconut chips were delivered, I had a fresh, wild caught filet of Salmon waiting for me in my fridge.

Fate?

I think so.

Normally I like my Salmon plain and simple, but sometimes it is nice to step out of your comfort zone and try something new.

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Normally when I think of coconut, I think of sweet dishes like pancakes, oatmeal, trail mix, desserts, and muffins.

However, this dish totally changed my mind about coconut being incorporated into savory dishes.

Time to experiment a little moreā€¦

Coconut Crusted Salmon

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of wild salmon
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 cup panko crumbs
  • 1/4 cup coconut chips, chopped
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Cut salmon into four pieces. Oil a baking dish with olive oil and place salmon pieces in dish.
  3. Salt and pepper the salmon to taste. Drizzle lime juice over the salmon.
  4. In a shallow dish, combine the bread crumbs and coconut.
  5. Dredge each piece of salmon in the bread crumb mixture and return to baking dish.
  6. Sprinkle remaining bread crumbs over the tops of the fish. Drizzle each piece with olive oil.
  7. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until the salmon flakes easily and is cooked through.

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January 6, 2011 at 8:03 AM

FABULOUS dish!
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MattNo Gravatar January 7, 2011 at 11:50 AM

Hey you helped me ;)

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January 6, 2011 at 8:50 AM

looks like a winning dish. kudos for finding creative ways to use those coconut chips!
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January 6, 2011 at 9:02 AM

ahh this sounds so good :) like a tropical paradise escape..in the middle of winter! yum.
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MattNo Gravatar January 7, 2011 at 11:50 AM

I need to go to a tropical paradise…

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January 6, 2011 at 10:32 AM

Hey Hey!
wooowwwww this looks amazing!! yummm!
…i’ll be in Tuscaloosa in April ;)
hehe! I hope you’re week has been going well and that you’re ready for an awesome weekend!!!
xoxo!
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MattNo Gravatar January 7, 2011 at 11:46 AM

I CAN’T WAIT!

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January 6, 2011 at 10:52 AM

Oh YUM!! Fish and tropical flavors always go SO well together. Makes me want to go somewhere warm and eat awesome seafood!
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MattNo Gravatar January 7, 2011 at 11:49 AM

What is your favorite seafood?

Do you think this would be good with tofu as a vegetarian dish?

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SamanthaNo Gravatar January 6, 2011 at 12:06 PM

I wish I liked coconut…Just can’t do it. But the salmon looks amazing. We always eat frozen, but may have to change to fresh.

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MattNo Gravatar January 7, 2011 at 11:47 AM

I buy frozen a lot as well, as long as it is wild. When Salmon isn’t in season, you are actually buying Salmon that was frozen and thawed. It is just more expensive.

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January 7, 2011 at 1:10 AM

Wow nice man! Was is awesome? Would the same thing work for chicken?

Is that a purple sweet potato or a plain baked potato? I can’t tell- I’m still hoping to try a purple sweet at some point!

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MattNo Gravatar January 7, 2011 at 11:48 AM

Would probably be good with chicken! I would dredge the whole thing instead of just the top though, and maybe add in some spices? Let me know if you try it!

That is a purple sweet potato. SO FREAKING GOOD.

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January 7, 2011 at 3:55 PM

ohhh my gosh, this looks so good. i need more fish in my life.

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