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How to Cook Coconut Crusted Baked Salmon: Cupboard Cooking

Coconut Crusted Baked Salmon - CookingWithKimberly.comToday is Day 3 of our One Month Grocery Shopping Strike.  This is what I made as our main dish for tonight’s dinner using my “cupboard cooking” strategies.

We had a fillet of salmon in our freezer and the fixings in the cupboards or freezer.

I made oven baked salmon because it is much lower in fat than pan frying. You may also use another fish, even something like tilapia as a substitute in this recipe.

My mother was craving lime and coconut for dinner, so I figured I would take those ingredients to create a Thai inspired fish recipe.

Type: Fish Recipe
Serve With: Brown Rice & Lentils, lime on the side
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time:  10 min
Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 salmon filet – cut into 4 servings; skin removed
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp coconut oil

* We only had 1 lime, which I served with dinner in wedges, but I used a Margarita mix we had in the fridge to coat the fish before dredging – Yummy taste!


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Remove skin from salmon servings, if necessary. Pat dry with paper towels.
  3. Spray cookie sheet with non-stick spray or grease with coconut oil or canola oil.
  4. Juice 1 lime into a flat bottomed bowl.
  5. Combine evenly all dry ingredients in a dinner sized plate.
  6. Place salmon pieces into bowl and coat with lime juice. Then, dredge in dry ingredients in plate and place pieces of salmon on cookie sheet not touching.
  7. Top salmon pieces with remaining crumbs evenly. Drizzle with a tiny bit of oil, if desired.
  8. Bake in oven for 9 minutes and check to be sure crumbs are browning. If desired, place under broiler for 1-2 minutes to finish browning coconut crust.
  9. Serve with lime wedges and side dishes. Enjoy!


I hope you enjoyed this Healthy Recipe on Cooking with Kimberly! Until next time…

Eat Deliciously,

Kimberly Edwards 🙂

P.S. Looking for another fish recipe? Try my Perfect Pan Sauteed Tilapia!

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Author: Kimberly Turner

Kimberly Turner is the web-chef behind CookingWithKimberly.com. Food writer, food consultant and general lover of the delicious treats on our planet, Kimberly brings you hearty content, delicious offerings, fun antics, and some down-home cooked love with her mom making cameos. Internet entrepreneur and marketer, International model, and Editor-in-Chief of a number of online publications. Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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