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Everything Bagel Salmon

This boldly flavored Everything Bagel salmon only needs 5 ingredients and 30 minutes to make a quick and healthy weeknight dinner.

This boldly flavored sesame crusted salmon (everything bagel salmon) only needs 5 ingredients and 30 minutes to enjoy 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!

This boldly flavored sesame crusted salmon (everything bagel salmon) only needs 5 ingredients and 30 minutes to enjoy a quick and healthy weeknight dinner.

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.

This boldly flavored sesame crusted salmon (everything bagel salmon) only needs 5 ingredients and 30 minutes to enjoy a quick and healthy weeknight dinner.

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.

This boldly flavored sesame crusted salmon (everything bagel salmon) only needs 5 ingredients and 30 minutes to enjoy a quick and healthy weeknight dinner.

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.

And that’s it! Serve with some asparagus, broccoli, or green beans for a balanced and healthy meal. Happy cooking and enjoy digging in!

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This boldly flavored sesame crusted salmon (everything bagel salmon) only needs 5 ingredients and 30 minutes to enjoy a quick and healthy weeknight dinner.

Sesame Crusted Salmon (Everything Bagel Salmon)


  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x

Description

This boldly flavored Everything Bagel salmon only needs 5 ingredients and 30 minutes to make a quick and healthy weeknight dinner.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 salmon fillets (58 oz. each)

Seasoning:

  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt

Instructions

  1. Combine the seasoning ingredients and stir to mix well.
  2. Pat the seasoning mix on the top of the salmon fillets.
  3. Place the salmon on a baking dish or baking sheet.
  4. Bake at 375°F for 15-20 minutes, or until a meat thermometer reads 145° F.
  5. Dish and serve hot.
  6. Enjoy!

Notes

For toasted sesame seeds, toast them without oil over medium heat until lightly browned.

If substituting regular table salt for coarse sea salt, use a lot less. Due to the density of regular salt, you don’t need to use as much as sea salt.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
This boldly flavored sesame crusted salmon (everything bagel salmon) only needs 5 ingredients and 30 minutes to enjoy a quick and healthy weeknight dinner.

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Michelle Smith
    March 10, 2018 at 5:01 AM

    Sound’s good! Crusted salmon is a different recipe, i never tried it before but after reading your post i am curious to make this recipe at home to impress my husband. Thanks

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      April 27, 2018 at 3:52 PM

      How did you like it? The flavor will punch you in the mouth, so it’s either gonna be love or hate!

  • Reply
    RadiantSunset
    March 4, 2018 at 4:34 PM

    I’ve had this before and loved it! It’s what’s for dinner today!

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      April 27, 2018 at 3:51 PM

      Hope you enjoyed it! I had it for the first time at a super expensive restaurant a company paid for. Thought to myself, huh, this is a good idea. And decided to replicate it at home!

  • Reply
    Amy Jacky
    June 9, 2016 at 8:03 PM

    Farah, what a great idea! This looks to be such a clean, yummy and healthy dish.
    The seasoning mix must have added tons of flavor and crunchiness to the salmon!!

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