This boldly flavored Everything Bagel salmon only needs 5 ingredients and 30 minutes to make a quick and healthy weeknight dinner.
This Everything Bagel salmon is bold in flavor with a kick of dried onion and garlic flakes, a smattering of poppy and sesame seeds and coarse pretzel-like salt.
It takes its flavor profile from Everything Bagel and is anything but shy. On top of an explosion of flavor, there’s also a whole lot of texture going on. Lots and lots of crunchy, interesting textures that are the perfect compliment to salmon. Let’s start cooking!
EVERYTHING BAGEL SALMON RECIPE TIPS
This simple recipe is really just a two-step process. You make your Everything Bagel mix and then season it generously onto the salmon fillets. Then bake it. It’s as simple as that. It’s honestly so little work for so much flavor. It’s even easier if you don’t have all the seasonings ingredients sitting in your pantry because you can just opt to buy a pre-mix instead.
I went ahead and bought all the ingredients and made the mix from scratch then compared it with the pre-mix and it was pretty much similar in taste and texture. So either way works. It all depends on how much work you want to put into it.
What you’ll need are poppy seeds, toasted sesame seeds, dried minced garlic flakes, dried minced onion flakes and coarse sea salt. To get toasted sesame seeds, simply toast them in a pan without any oil until they’ve browned slightly. You can opt for untoasted sesame seeds if you’re feeling lazy but you’ll miss out on a whole lot of flavor.
Now go ahead and taste the mix before you season your salmon with it. Gauge if it’s too much or just right for you to determine how densely you want to pack it. As you can see from the pictures, I packed it tightly and the flavor density worked for me. The amount I’ve listed in the ingredients should be more than enough for one pound of salmon packed tightly.
Then we season the salmon fillets and gently pat them in. Make sure the salmon is a little damp to help the mix stay on or you can lightly coat the salmon with some olive oil.
Bake it for 15-20 minutes depending on the thickness of your salmon. A generally good rule is to bake it for 10 minutes per inch of thickness. Alternatively, you can use a meat thermometer. FDA recommends cooking fish to an internal temperature of 145°F.
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