By Mayo Clinic Staff

Dietitian's tip:

You don't need a lot of oil to cook fish. Just lower heat and take your time. Don't overcook or fish will become dry.

Number of servings

Serves 4
  1. Low-sodium
  2. Weight management
  3. Low-fiber
  4. Diabetes meal plan


  1. 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  2. 2 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise
  3. 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  4. 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  5. 4 salmon fillets, each 4 ounces
  6. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  7. 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  8. 2 teaspoons olive oil


Heat the oven to 375 F. In a small bowl, combine the mustard and mayonnaise. In another small bowl, combine the cheese and panko. If the consistency of the cheese and panko is not the same, place the ingredients in a food processor and pulse for 30 seconds.

Coat the top of each salmon fillet with 1 1/2 tablespoons of the mustard mixture and 2 tablespoons of the panko mixture. Sprinkle each fillet with salt and pepper.

Heat a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Add oil. Cook fillets for 1 minute or until golden brown. If the pan is ovenproof, place the pan in the oven to finish cooking, or place fillets on a baking sheet crusted side up. Bake for about 6 minutes or salmon flakes with a fork.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Serving size: 4 ounces

  • Calories 244
  • Total fat 12 g
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Trans fat 0 g
  • Monounsaturated fat 5 g
  • Cholesterol 64 mg
  • Sodium 704 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 3 g
  • Dietary fiber 0 g
  • Total sugars 1 g
  • Protein 28 g

Created by the executive wellness chef and registered dietitians at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program.

June 02, 2016