Horseradish Crusted Salmon

Photo: Eric Huang

To make this dish, a horseradish-and-breadcrumb crust is patted on top of each fillet; the fillets are then broiled until golden brown.


  • 5 slices white bread, crusts removed

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 small shallot, minced

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

  • ½ cup freshly grated horseradish, grated on small holes of box grater

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for pan

  • 6 six-ounce salmon fillets, skin removed


  1. Heat oven to 450 degrees; position rack 8 to 12 inches from heat. Place bread in the bowl of a food processor; pulse until coarsely chopped (1/4- to 1/8-inch pieces). Add 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, shallot, dill, horseradish, and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Pulse just until combined; set aside.

  2. Rub bottom and sides of a 12-by-17-inch pan with olive oil. Place salmon on pan, spacing fillets 2 inches apart. Sprinkle salmon with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Pat mixture onto top of each fillet. Bake until just cooked through, 5 to 6 minutes. Turn heat to broil, and cook until tops are a rich golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve immediately.

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