Panko Crusted Honey Mustard Salmon


Salmon is one of my favorite dinners to make so I should be sharing it a lot more often. It’s generally very easy to prepare, it’s incredibly healthy (it even makes the superfood list) and it’s something I feel great about eating that will fill me up thanks to those healthy fats.

Panko Crusted Honey Mustard Salmon | Cooking Classy

This salmon recipe is definitely going to be added to my rotation! It is deliciously flavorful and it’s a breeze to make. Not to mention, even my kids loved it! I love the tang of the dijon mustard paired with the sweetness of the honey along with a faint zip from the lemon zest. Then of course I love that crunch from the herbed and oiled Panko mixture. All of the aforementioned ingredients are perfect compliments to salmon, when you try it you’ll see what I mean.

Now I just need to go buy more salmon so I can make it again this coming week. Enjoy!


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Panko Crusted Honey Mustard Salmon

5 from 4 votes

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes


  • 4 (6 oz) salmon fillets
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 3/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 13 by 9-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray, set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together mustard, honey and garlic. In a shallow dish toss together Panko bread crumbs, parsley and lemon zest. Drizzle olive oil over mixture then toss to evenly coat.
  3. Working with one piece of salmon at a time, brush top with honey mustard mixture season with salt and pepper (don't overdue it, you'll be seasoning both sides), then rotate and transfer to bread crumb mixture (the honey mustard should be facing down to get the bread crumb mixture to stick to salmon), then brush top of salmon with honey mustard mixture and season lightly with salt and pepper and rotate to coat with crumb mixture. Transfer to baking dish and repeat with remaining salmon fillets.
  4. Bake in preheated oven 13 - 15 minutes until salmon has cooked through. Serve warm with lemon wedges (from zested lemon) if desired.
  5. Recipe Source: inspired by Ina Garten's recipe


  • Delia: This looks really, really good! :)
    Apart from the fact that I love salmon, panko is just amazing! I feel like it gets a lot more crispy than regular breadcrumbs.
    It’s one of the things the Japanese do so much better than we do (next to mayonnaise) October 17, 2014 at 2:29am Reply

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): Salmon has never looked better, love that panko crust! October 16, 2014 at 11:19pm Reply

  • Danelle: Salmon is my oldest son’s favorite! Can’t wait to show him this for the next time it’s his turn to choose our dinner menu. It looks easy and so delicious! October 16, 2014 at 8:54pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: That’s so fun you let the kids choose the menu, great idea! I hope your family loves it! I love your blog btw! October 16, 2014 at 11:18pm Reply

  • connie Gregory: Where do you find the freshest and best salmon to buy? October 16, 2014 at 6:09pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: For me it’s almost impossible so I actually just by frozen fillets because it seams to beat the quality of the fresh I can come by. October 16, 2014 at 11:23pm Reply

      • Sara: I agree. I love the frozen wild salmon fillets from Costco. Great quality and I don’t need to worry about freshness from a grocery store. March 14, 2018 at 11:42am Reply

  • Kari@Loaves n Dishes: Salmon is a must in this house so I’m always looking for new, yummy recipes! This is simple and looks delish! October 16, 2014 at 5:34pm Reply

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: This is the prettiest salmon ever! The panko is such a great touch and panko can do no wrong! Love the stuff! October 16, 2014 at 3:42pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much Averie! October 16, 2014 at 11:26pm Reply

  • Liz @ Floating Kitchen: Looks absolutely delicious! I definitely don’t cook enough salmon and I need to start! Thanks for the inspiration! October 16, 2014 at 11:39am Reply

  • Emily @ Table + Hearth: This looks amazing! We aren’t huge salmon fans but I will definitely be trying it with flounder or mahi. Thanks! October 16, 2014 at 11:18am Reply

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