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Parmesan Salmon Fillets Recipe

Our home economists top pan-fried salmon with a salsa-like compote for a colorful summer entree. If you can't find lovage leaves, use celery leaves instead.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing Cook: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • TOMATO LOVAGE COMPOTE:
  • 2 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/3 cup minced lovage or celery leaves
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • SALMON:
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 salmon fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, gently toss the compote ingredients. Cover and let stand at room temperature for 1 hour.
  • 2. In a shallow bowl, whisk the egg and milk. In another shallow bowl, combine bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Pat salmon dry with paper towels. Dip in milk mixture, then coat with crumb mixture. In a large nonstick skillet, cook the salmon in oil over medium-high heat until fish flakes easily with a fork, turning once. Serve with compote. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (6 ounces) equals 496 calories, 35 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 87 mg cholesterol, 780 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 19 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.