This Quinoa Crusted Salmon uses quinoa and breadcrumbs for added texture, flavor and nutrition and is served with a side of broccolini for a complete meal.
Gahhhh what is it about salmon that’s just SO good? A part of me feels that it’s the fact that I spent many, many years (aka college, plus some time after) not eating salmon for reasons I’m really unsure of, that now every time I eat it it tastes extra delicious. Plus, word on the street is that it’s really good for you too. This quinoa crusted salmon is basically breaded salmon but healthier because helloooo QUINOA.
How was your weekend? The weather was insane here in Pittsburgh, aka it was 70° Friday and by Saturday it was in the 40s. CRAZY I tell ya. I mean talk about not knowing what to wear. Speaking of outfits, did you dress up for Halloween? I did not, but mostly because I didn’t have any parties to go to, and because Miguel is kind of the grinch when it comes to Halloween, which has kind of rubbed off on me, sadly. Also, he was away all last week, and then worked the entire weekend, so that didn’t help either. Figuring out a costume is a lot of effort though! I’m that person who wears all black, buys cat ears, and calls it a costume because that’s about as much effort as I care to put into a costume that I’m going to wear for all of four hours.
OH MY GOSH I’m the actual Halloween grinch.
Ok back to the salmon per the usual. Typically we eat salmon this way, but every so often I crave something different, so that’s where this quinoa crusted salmon recipe has come in handy. Yes, it still uses breadcrumbs, but not nearly as many, and the quinoa adds a nice texture to it.
Oh! And I served it with broccolini, because I’m having a major moment with ghee, and if you don’t already know, broccolini/broccoli and ghee make a winning combo.
No seriously, try it yourself!
- 2 6 oz. salmon filets
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup breadcrumbs*
- 2 tbsp white quinoa, dry
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp parsley
- Whisk egg in a bowl, and in a separate bowl combine the breadcrumbs, quinoa, salt, garlic, and parsley.
- Next heat 1-2 tbsp oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
- Dip each salmon filet into the egg mixture, and then directly into the quinoa mixture, making sure both sides are coated.
- Place salmon directly into the skillet, and cover the skillet with a lid. Cook salmon for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until salmon is cooked through.