Baked Salmon with Basil and Lemon Thyme Crust
Prep 15m Cook 18m Additional - Ready In 33m
Servings 4 servings Calories 449.4

A perfectly baked salmon topped with a mouthwatering crust and served with asparagus. The crispiness and the lemony flavors of the crust are delicious. If desired, you can squeeze some fresh lemon juice on top of the asparagus. This recipe was made in a Panasonic CIO.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ¼ cup olive oil, divided
  • 1 ⅓ pounds salmon fillet
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ⅓ cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon thyme
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup fresh bread crumbs

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Rub 1/2 teaspoon olive oil over the salmon and season lightly with salt and pepper. Transfer salmon to the center of the grill pan.
  2. 2 Place asparagus in a bowl. Drizzle 1 1/2 teaspoon olive oil over asparagus; season with salt and pepper. Mix well and arrange around salmon.
  3. 3 Place garlic cloves in a food processor or blender; process until crushed. Add Parmesan cheese, basil, lemon juice, lemon thyme, lemon zest, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper; blend well. Add remaining 3 tablespoons oil and bread crumbs; pulse until well mixed.
  4. 4 Top salmon with herb mixture, forming a crust.
  5. 5 Set Panasonic Countertop Induction Oven to "Auto Cook". Select Fish with Vegetables setting. Place the grill pan in the oven and cook until salmon flakes easily with a fork and asparagus is tender, about 18 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 449.4
  • Carbohydrate 11.7 g
  • Cholesterol 80.2 mg
  • Fat 30.5 g
  • Fiber 2.9 g
  • Protein 32.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 6.1 g
  • Sodium 583.2 mg
  • Sugar 2.8 g

Chef's Notes

The cooking time depends on the size of your salmon filet.


  1. Very good, with a nice, crusty topping. I used Panko bread crumbs and baked it at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Lovely and moist!
  2. Made it. Could not find lemon thyme. Used one tsp of dried thyme.
  3. I just tried it last night and my guest loved it. I made lots of substitutions to work with what I had like using croutons instead of bread crumbs and lemon pepper seasoning instead of lemon zest... put butter on top and baked for 18 mins in the oven... delicious. I was nervous of how - Read more ...
  4. Best darn Salmon recipe ive ever made! I always read ratings so i followed advice cooked at 375 in my gas oven cking every 15 min and turning and also putting in broiler 4 min ti brown top perfection
  5. Best Salmon I've ever cooked
  6. This was fantastic! I made a few changes due to ingredients I already had on hand. Dried herbs pre-minced garlic Italian panko crumbs and since I don t have a fancy shmancy oven I baked it at 375 for about 18 minutes and then broiled it on high for 2 minutes to brown the crust - Read more ...
  7. I decided to use this recipe as a base and added a bit to it and it was great!
  8. Loved it! Flavors are fab! I probably made about 2/3 of the topping and didn't use it all so I would probably halve this next time. Also I used Panko breadcrumbs instead of fresh because I had them on hand. I used the auto cook fish 3 for one pound and it set the oven - Read more ...
  9. I love the way this recipe turned out. My family loved the crust on the salmon and the grill flavors. It looks elegant and doesn't take long to make. The asparagus had a perfect texture and are a delicious complement to this dish. Good thing I can cook both things at the same time in - Read more ...