Hummus Crusted Salmon

Hummus Crusted Salmon Recipe

I know I mention this in every single article I write about fish, but fish has been an acquired taste for me.  I just read through my fish recipes and it is interesting to see the progression from me stating that I don’t like fish, to “I’m not that fond of fish” to “I have come to love mild fish”. I have come up with some recipes that the whole family enjoys,  but my husband often tells me that my fish doesn’t taste “fishy”. Exactly! I view a fish recipe as a success if it doesn’t taste like fish.

But my husband loves fishy fish. So I decided to try a different angle. Instead of trying to mask the fish flavor, I would try to match the intensity with a competing, but complimentary flavor. And I decided to be really bold and pick a fish with a strong fish flavor, which meant I needed a really intense flavor to go with it.

I had some of my Traditional Hummus on hand and remembered seeing one of my friends put it on chicken. Even though I add extra garlic when I make  hummus I wanted even more flavor, so I added rosemary. The Hummus Crusted Salmon was a huge hit. My husband could taste the fish and I was able to ignore the fish and focus on the garlic and rosemary flavors. We have finally found a fish recipe compromise. I have since made it several times. You can use one of these 5 Hummus Recipes for to create a variety of flavors.

Hummus Crusted Salmon  - a naturally gluten-free recipe

Sometimes stubbornly refusing to give up on a food is a good idea!

Hummus Crusted Salmon
Recipe type: Fish
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Serves: 4
  • 1 pound salmon
  • ½ cup garlic hummus
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary, crush the rosemary to release the flavor
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Place fish in a greased pan, skin side down.
  3. In a small bowl mix hummus and rosemary.
  4. Spread the hummus over the top of the salmon.
  5. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through and the top is slightly brown.


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  1. says

    We love salmon at our house! Good thing, too, because we have fishing friends who give us quite a lot of it. We’re always grateful to get it. Free food that tastes good and is good for you is not to be sneezed at! That having been said, we are also always glad to find a new salmon recipe. Variety is a good thing and this combo looks really tasty. Thank you for sharing it.

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