When it comes to healthy recipes this Oat Crusted Salmon dish really hits the nail on the head. Add to that it is super quick and easy to make and tastes amazing too. Now doesn’t that just tick all the boxes!
Why you’ll love this recipe
- This salmon is super easy and quick to make, the perfect midweek meal.
- We are talking healthy eating here, oat crusted baked salmon is ticking all those boxes for a good diet.
- While I’ve made this for 4 people using individual salmon fillets you can scale this up for a crowd and make such an easy and impressive meal.
Ingredients for this baked oat crusted salmon
Salmon first and foremost. Of course, I’ve gone for Scottish salmon but feel free to use any salmon you like. Check out this salmon information to understand just how amazingly good for you this fish is.
Leave the skin on the salmon as it holds it together and adds to the flavour, just skim it off when you are serving or leave it there.
What type of oats do you use?
I just use standard porridge oats/rolled oats for this recipe. I always have them in the larder. If you use quick oats you won’t get the same texture to your oat crust as these have been crushed to cook quicker.
Some flaked almonds to mix with the oats and add even more crunch and flavour to the bake.
Fresh dill for its lovely anaseed-like flavour that just sings with salmon and lemon for that zingy freshness.
The basics are olive oil, an egg and salt and pepper.
How to make oat crusted salmon
This recipe is simplicity itself. It is just a case of making your crumble topping then baking the salmon in a preheated oven.
- Set out each salmon fillet on a lined baking tray skin side down and brush each with a little olive oil.
- To make the oat crust just mix together the almonds, oats, lemon zest, dill and some salt and pepper along with an egg and lay this on top of each salmon fillet.
- Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes.
How many does this recipe serve?
This recipe serves four people using one salmon fillet per person.
Of course, you can just buy a large piece of salmon then divide up when you are serving.
Using leftover salmon
Any leftover baked salmon is excellent used in a salad the next day for lunch. Or mixed with some homemade mayonnaise and made into a delicious sandwich.
Can you freeze baked salmon?
Yes you can freeze cooked salmon for up to 6 months. Wrap it well and freeze in freezer-proof boxes or bags. Make sure to defrost completely.
Looking for more delicious and easy salmon dishes to try? Then check these out before you go;
Super Healthy Oat Crusted Baked Salmon
- 400 g salmon fillets 4 salmon fillets approx 100g each
- 50 g porridge oats
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh dill
- grated zest 1 lemon
- 35 g flaked almonds crumbled
- 1 egg beaten
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 200C/Gas 6 line a baking tray with baking parchment
- Place the slamon fillets skin side down on the lined baking tray
- Mix the oats with lemon zest, dill, almonds and seasoning with the egg
- Brush the salmon fillets with olive oil then press on the crumble topping
- Bake for 20 minutes
- Serve with a salad on the side