simple treats of the sea made delicious
Tasty Query - recipes search engine

Salmon is a healthy fish but sometimes parents really struggle to get their kids to eat it. Kids can be very picky about food and some salmon recipes are too savory, too spicy or just not appealing to the little ones. The following recipe is different. We are adding parmesan to the fish and serving the filets with hot mashed potatoes to make their little mouths water!

Add some cauliflower cheese or corn to the plate and you have a complete meal which the kids should really enjoy. Feel free to swap the mashed potatoes for sweet potato fries or even some pasta tossed in a little tomato sauce or basil pesto if your child prefers that. The salmon could even be switched for cod, tilapia or another favorite if you wanted to use something else. The parmesan and herb flavors suit any kind of fish filets.

If you prefer to broil the fish rather than baking it, it will take about 3 minutes per side. The exact cooking time, regardless of which cooking method you use, depends on the thickness of the fish filets. Once the salmon is opaque all the way through and no longer glossy, and you can flake it easily with a fork, it is done. Serve it on a bed of mashed potato and add some kind of vegetable side dish, and this is sure to become a dish not only the kids ask for again but you want to make again and again, because it tastes so good.

Simple Baked Salmon with Parmesan
Summary: Salmon is healthy but how do you get picky kids to eat it? Easy! Just add parmesan, bake it until done, then serve the salmon with creamy mashed potatoes.
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 2
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
  • 2 boneless, skinless salmon filets
  • 2 tablespoons shredded parmesan
  • Nonstick cooking spray, as needed
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley or basil (optional)
  • 2 portions hot mashed potatoes, to serve
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Spray some nonstick spray over a small baking dish.
  3. Top with the salmon filets.
  4. Spray a little more nonstick spray over them.
  5. Grind over some salt and black pepper and add the parmesan.
  6. Sprinkle over some chopped herbs too, if liked, or a pinch of dried mixed herbs if you prefer.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until the salmon is opaque and flakes easily.
  8. Serve with the mashed potatoes.

Photo Description:

Salmon is a healthy fish, and a great addition to the whole family’s regular meal plans. You are sure to enjoy this irresistible baked salmon recipe. By adding parmesan to the fish along with a little chopped parsley or basil, and then baking it in the oven, you end up with a really tasty meal. We suggest serving the fish with creamy mashed potatoes, but feel free to swap the potato for mac and cheese, pasta in a light tomato sauce, or even a mixed salad, and you can be sure everyone will finish with clean plates. This is a very simple recipe and you can broil the salmon instead of baking it for a similarly juicy, tasty result.

Check Out Some of Our Other Hot Content

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

twelve + 7 =

Rate this recipe:  

Sign up to our newsletter!

Custom Search

Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hi, my name is Christine. I am happy you are visiting today. Food is very important to everyone, and in this family we love to eat all kinds of dishes from meat and chicken to international cuisine, crockpot creations and more. Seafood is something we also love, and I love the fact it is nutritious as well as very tasty.

Everyone knows 'the big three' which are cod, tuna and salmon, but sometimes it is fun to try different types of fish, such as perch, trout, monkfish, or even shellfish like mussels or clams. There are seafood recipes for every season and occasion, those served chilled for a refreshing burst of flavor, and those served hot in stew or soup form.

Choose from crispy fried fish, tender pan-fried or poached cuts, or what about a seafood medley boasting the most wonderful flavors of the sea, lake or river? Seafood can be served as part of a salad or savory dish, or it can be served as an appetizer or snack. Bacon-wrapped scallops, anyone? You will find a comprehensive collection of wonderful seafood recipes right here, for your inspiration and enjoyment.

Thanks for visiting,