Baked Salmon with Herbed Omega Crust

baked salmon
Recipe Source: 
The Medicinal Chef  by Dale Pinnock ($24.95, Sterling, 2013)


  • 3 Tbsp ground flaxseeds
  • 1 Tbsp whole-grain bread crumbs*
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 12 garlic clove, crushed
  • Zest of 1 lemon, plus 1 lemon cut into wedges
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 salmon fillets, about 5 oz each
  • Sea salt and black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or brush baking sheet with a light coat of oil.
  2. Combine ground flaxseeds, bread crumbs, herbs, garlic, lemon zest, and olive oil in a bowl to make topping, and then season with salt and pepper.
  3. Spread flaxseed mixture over salmon fillets, flesh side up, and place fillets on prepared baking sheet.
  4. Roast in oven for about 8 to 10 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.
  5. Serve with lemon wedges and a salad of mixed greens.


*Gluten-free bread crumbs can be substituted for the whole-grain bread crumbs.

Nutrition Info: 
410 Calories, 31 g Protein, 10 g Carbohydrates, 5 g Fiber, 28 g Total fat (5 g sat, 11 g mono, 10 g poly), 665 mg Sodium, ★★ Vitamin B1 (thiamine), B3 (niacin), B6, B12, Phosphorus, Selenium, Vitamin C, Pantothenic acid, Magnesium, Biotin, Copper, Manganese, Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), Folate, Vitamin K, Iron, Potassium, Zinc