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Gluten Free Lemon Dill Panko Crusted Salmon

Gluten Free Lemon Dill Panko Crusted Salmon is an easy meal, packed with lemon and dill flavor and a crunchy gluten free panko crust.Lemon DIll Panko Crusted Salmon

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Food Network Addiction

I am a Food Network junky. I could watch cooking shows all day long. Sometimes I do. While I rarely try the recipes (most aren’t gluten free), I get lots of ideas about cooking techniques and recipes. A long time ago the Barefoot Contessa did a panko crusted salmon. It looked easy and delicious, but my husband hates mustard, so I just kinda forgot about it, until recently.

Lemon DIll Panko Crusted Salmon

I grew up eating a lot of seafood.  Mahi mahi, grouper, catfish, lobster, shrimp…we ate it if it came out of water. Even though salmon isn’t local, it’s still a favorite. It is not secret that salmon is good for you—packed with protein, high in Omega 3 fats and essential minerals. It is easy to prepare and can be on the table in just over 30 minutes.

Lemon Dill Sauce

Easy Lemon Dill Sauce

You may remember my 5 Ingredient Easy Lemon Dill Sauce. It is so easy to make and packed with flavor. I started thinking about how great it would be with salmon. Then I thought, why not use this in place of mustard in the Panko Crusted Salmon recipe from Barefoot Contessa , use gluten free bread crumbs, and add some herbs. The easy lemon dill sauce is superb on its own, but it takes the salmon to the next level! The cast iron cooking technique is so simple. Chances are you have many of the ingredients needed in your pantry to make this Gluten Free Lemon Dill Panko Crusted Salmon already!

Lemon Dill Panko Crusted Salmon

Gluten Free Lemon Dill Panko Crusted Salmon

This dinner is way easier than you would think. Not even 30 minutes from prep time to the table. You will need salmon fillets, my 5 Ingredient Easy Lemon Dill Sauce, gluten free breadcrumbs, lemon zest, dill and a few pantry items. I promise this won’t take your whole evening.

Start by heating the oven to 425 F and mix up a batch of the Easy Lemon Dill Sauce, if you don’t already have some on hand.

Mix the gluten free breadcrumbs (there are quite a few good brands available at the supermarket and Amazon!), dill, lemon zest, salt and pepper in a small bowl, then add the olive oil. Place the salmon fillets skin side down and coat liberally with the lemon dill sauce. This will adhere the crumbs to the fish. Press the crumb mixture on the fish.

Break out your trusty cast iron skillet (12 inch) or other heavy, ovenproof pan. If you don’t own a cast iron, treat yourself to one. They are fantastic!

Add the cooking oil and heat over medium heat. Place the salmon skin side down in the hot skillet and sear, without turning, for 3-4 minutes. Pop the pan into the hot oven for 5-7 minutes (don’t overcook.) Remove from oven, cover pan with foil and let sit for 5-10 minutes.

Plate, add your sides, and serve. Can’t decide on a side? These Stovetop Caramelized Carrots with Garlic and Honey from Heartbeet Kitchen would be perfect.

If you love fish as much as I do you will love my Gluten Free Fish and Chips. Serve it with a side of the Lemon Dill Sauce for an irresistible combo.

What is your favorite way to eat salmon?

Gluten Free Lemon Dill Panko Crusted Salmon
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5 from 18 votes

Gluten Free Lemon Dill Panko Crusted Salmon

Gluten Free Lemon Dill Panko Crusted Salmon is an easy meal, packed with lemon and dill flavor and a crunchy gluten free panko crust.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Servings: 4 -6 servings


  • 4-6 salmon fillets
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 recipe Easy Lemon Dill Sauce
  • 2/3 cup gluten free bread crumbs
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped dill
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • Oil for pan


  • Preheat oven to 425.
  • Mix together gluten free bread crumbs, dill, lemon zest, olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper over salmon fillets.
  • Spread about 1 tablespoon Lemon Dill Sauce over each fillet.
  • Divide breadcrumbs on top of fillets and press to adhere.
  • Heat 1-2 Tablespoons oil in a cast iron skillet (or other oven proof pan) on stove over medium heat.
  • Place fillets skin side down and cook for 3-4 minutes. Don't turn them.
  • Place pan in oven for 5-7 minutes or until done.
  • Remove from oven, cover with foil and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  • Plate and enjoy!


Adapted from Ina Gartner's Panko-Crusted Salmon

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  • Reply
    August 18, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    This looks perfect! I love dill on anything. Pinning this to make soon!

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      August 21, 2018 at 9:52 am

      I love dill on everything too!

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    Bernice Hill
    August 16, 2018 at 10:56 am

    I grew up on a farm and until a few years ago I was nervous about cooking fish. Salmon is a great place to start and so is this recipe! It looks super easy and delicious.

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      August 21, 2018 at 10:46 am

      I love cooking salmon, I feel like it’s so easy to get right!

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    Victoria @ Salmon Recipes
    August 5, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    Yeeeep, I’m now craving this whole bowl and I don’t care it’s not even 7am yet. Holy MOLY, Denise!! This salmon is dropdead gorgeous!

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      August 21, 2018 at 12:18 pm

      It’s never to early for salmon!

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    October 13, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    This looks good! I love your stuff! Thanks for sharing 😉

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    Travel Pockets
    October 13, 2017 at 10:32 am

    Looks delicious! Will have to share this recipe with my sister 🙂

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    October 12, 2017 at 11:36 am

    This looks so delicious. Light, airy and filling! We are big salmon fans so this is definitely going on the to do list!

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    October 11, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    Oh my gosh I can’t wait to make this for our next family dinner (so I can impress my in laws) haha looks so delicious, and totally impressive. 🙂

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    Amanda at The Light Owl
    October 11, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    This sounds so good! I love salmon, and lemon-crusted fish especially. I bet the dill makes it delicious.

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    Megan | LoveFamilyHealth
    October 11, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    This looks amazing! I am pinning this so I can make it this weekend!

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    Tanvi Rastogi
    October 11, 2017 at 9:48 am

    I am a vegetarian but my husband would love this … I will try your recipe.

    ❥ tanvii.com

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    October 9, 2017 at 10:56 am

    This looks so fresh and delicious!

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    October 8, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    Oh goodness, this sounds fantastic!!!! <3

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    Jessica Bradshaw
    October 6, 2017 at 11:14 am

    Salmon is one of the only fish I like to eat. This sounds fantastic. Adding it to my rotation in the next couple of weeks for sure.

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    Maria - Dapper House Designs
    October 6, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Oh my gosh, this looks so delish. I love salmon with dill. I’m so going to try your easy dill sauce. Such an easy and fast recipe! Thanks for sharing!

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    October 6, 2017 at 10:33 am

    This looks so good. My husband hates salmon and I’m constantly looking for recipes that will entice him to finally give it a try. I think the panko idea might just work. Thanks!

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