Salmon with Crunchy Cranberry Topping

Tart cranberries and crunchy breadcrumbs laced with lemon zest and thyme, combine with the sweetness of honey to enhance salmon fillets. An impressive yet simple holiday entree.


4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets


1/2 cup panko* breadcrumbs or fresh breadcrumbs

2 tablespoons butter, melted

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

1/4 cup dried cranberries

1/8 cup scallions, chopped

Honey Tips

How Honey Is Created

Honey is created when bees mix plant nectar, a sweet substance secreted by flowers, with their own bee enzymes.


Preheat oven to 375°. Lightly coat a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
Place salmon, skin side down, on prepared baking sheet. Drizzle each fillet with 1/2 tablespoon honey.
In a small bowl combine breadcrumbs, butter, thyme, lemon zest and cranberries. Divide evenly over the top of each fillet. Bake about 20 minutes or until salmon is opaque in center. Remove fish to a plate. Sprinkle with scallions.
*Panko breadcrumbs are available in the Asian section of most markets. They will provide a crunchier topping.
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