Potato Crusted Mustard Salmon & Tea Collection


I am about to get all Semi-Homemade on you here and a dash of 30 minute Meals with my Potato Crusted Mustard Salmon recipe. It is a breath of fresh air for any busy mom or wife because with one bite of this fish I will have you screaming Hallelujah and I will have your family or guests thinking you are one crazy amazing cook!

I got the idea last week when I wanted to crust my salmon before pan-frying it but I didn’t have my trusted panko bread crumbs on hand. If you know me- you know I love panko- but for a surprising twist to my cooking saga I can now say I have a new favorite and that is where the Semi-Homemade part comes into play. Boxed Potato Flakes. Yep, you are reading that correctly- I said Boxed Potato Flakes. Did you know they can do amazing things to fish and chicken when seasoned appropriately. It turns out an amazing crust with a hint of potato flavor left in your mouth. Seriously delicious.

The thirty minute meal part now enters the scene……. After breading one (or both) sides of your salmon you can pan-fry this baby in a matter of minutes while you simultaneously make a side for the fish like the wonder woman you are!


Potato Crusted Salmon


4 salmon fillets

1 tsp salt and pepper each, for the fish

1 tsp salt and pepper each for the flakes

1/2 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp lemon zest

1 tsp garlic powder

3-4 tsp of spicy brown mustard or dijon mustard

1 1/2 cups of potato flakes


Pat the fish dry with paper towels. Season the fish lightly with salt and pepper. Generously spread one side of each fillet with the mustard. Now mix together the flakes and remaining seasonings. Dredge the fillets in the breading mixture to coat entirely. Cover the fish with plastic wrap and press the potatoes flakes down onto the fish very firmly and tightly.

In an ovenproof, nonstick pan, heat the olive oil and butter. When hot, place the fish very gently in the pan, with crust side down, using a large spatula to avoid breaking the crust. Saute for 2 to 3 minutes until the potatoes are golden brown. Flip the fish carefully to the other side and finish cooking in the oven for about 5 minutes at 425, or until the center of fillet is opaque.


Like I mention in Monday’s post, I am on the prowl for great Christmas gifts this year for my friends and family. I have to do my shopping early because yours truly is having a baby at the first of December. For the next month or so I plan to share with you all sites and products I come across that I love and that would be great gifts. However, this next store is not something I just came across- in fact, it is a clothing store that I have been obsessed with since my first son was born.

If you have a baby boy you will know what I mean when I say there is not a lot to choose from for them. I swear there a million, billion clothes and shoes for girls-the cutest things you will ever see- but for boys there is a very short list of stores.  I was actually having this conversation with a new friend of mine last Saturday because she asked me where I got Grant’s shirt and my little dress. I excitedly said Tea Collection! We then talked all about the store and how cute Tea Collection’s  baby clothes were and it reminded me to do 2 things: 1) get on the site and order something for my nephew and 2) tell my readers about Tea Collection. It surprises me that a lot of people haven’t heard of them.

If you need a great Christmas gift for women, girls or boys or just clothes in general for your kids by all means check them out or I guess you could wait until the new baby is too old for all his Tea Collection clothes his big brother handed down to him and then you could have mine but that’s not fun now is it?


  1. Shawn

    Your dish looks so delicious & cooked to perfection…I’d love to take a piece right now with my eggs! I absolutely love mustard crusted salmon but I use panko. I’m definitely trying your recipe, with no apologies for the instant potatoes 🙂

    26 . Oct . 2011
  2. Biz

    Love your idea of potato flakes! I wish I liked fish, because I would be all over that dish. 😀 And I will agree on the boys clothes – while I have a daughter, my sister first had two boys before having a girl – definitely not the same selection of clothes out there for boys!

    26 . Oct . 2011
  3. Three-Cookies

    Potato crusted salmon sounds absolutely awesome, like fish and chips but shallow fried version. I am now wondering whether grated potato will work – it should I suppose. I did not know Boxed Potato Flakes existed, never seen them here.

    26 . Oct . 2011
  4. Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking

    Salmon is one of my favorites! I could eat it three or four times a week but my husband is just so so on it!! This looks amazing! Thanks so much for the sweet comment on my blog about our products.I truly appreciated it!!

    26 . Oct . 2011
  5. Collette Osuna

    LOVE salmon, this looks like a great recipe… kids may even eat it:)

    Enter my Shabby Apple FAB Frock Giveaway!!

    26 . Oct . 2011
  6. flip flops & pearls

    Oh mercy girl….that looks yummmmmmmy!

    I hope your feeling/doing great today:)

    And yes….get on the P train before it leaves ya, haha!


    26 . Oct . 2011
  7. Jihane @Sinful Sundays

    Potato flake method sounds delicious! And woah! Baby is coming soon! Exciting stuff. 🙂

    26 . Oct . 2011
  8. lena

    i just had salmon yesterday, simply plain with just lemon juice, you gave another tasty idea here with the dijon mustard!! thank you so much!! ooh, 5 more weeks..counting down..

    26 . Oct . 2011
  9. Melanie @ Melanie Cooks

    Potato-crusted salmon sounds like a winner! I’m a busy mom of 3, and I’m saving this recipe!

    26 . Oct . 2011
  10. Reem | Simply Reem

    God this salmon looks so good…..
    Pink, flaky perfect….
    i love the idea of using potato flakes, they must have added so much texture and crunch to this baby…
    Delicious Girl…..
    Wow 5 more weeks to go……. Relax and enjoy all time u have on hand.
    I am excited and happy for you sweetheart.

    26 . Oct . 2011
  11. Pure Complex

    I just adore salmon and love any new recipe I can find for it. So this Potato Crusted Mustard Salmon looks amazing. Great job on this recipe. And I love that cute little onesy

    26 . Oct . 2011
  12. Liz

    If it tastes as good as it looks, I will LOVE your salmon! I’m copying the recipe to try…thank you!!!

    26 . Oct . 2011
  13. Laural @ Being Healthier

    i love salmon. and i love you for posting this recipe!

    26 . Oct . 2011
  14. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    I’ve never seen or heard Boxed Potato Flakes. What do you normally use this for? I’d love to give this a try!!! I love Panko too, but I’m curious about this alternative!! Sounds really good!

    26 . Oct . 2011
    • Kitchen Belleicious

      the only reason I even have boxed potato flakes is because I use it for my homemade sourdough bread. It is a must in my recipe- which I think I posted on the blog last year. Anyway, they are a great starter to a potato pizza dough too. You should try them

      30 . Oct . 2011
  15. Eva@

    What an unexpected surprise, Jessica, potato flakes! The salmon looks divine.

    26 . Oct . 2011
  16. Kathleen

    This sounds really delish and your photos are totally FAB!

    26 . Oct . 2011
  17. Torrie @ a place to share...

    Hmmm. I don’t have salmon, but I do have halibut. Don’t have potato flakes, but I do have panko… and I DO need an easy dinner tonight.

    (you’ve got me thinkin’… :))

    26 . Oct . 2011
    • Kitchen Belleicious

      Hey- halibut and panko would work just as well! Hope you went for it

      30 . Oct . 2011
  18. yummychunklet

    What yummy looking salmon!

    26 . Oct . 2011
  19. sara@domesticallychallenged

    okay. Can’t make this one, mostly because I am too lazy. However, when you FINALLY invite me over to visit, I will let you make it for me!

    26 . Oct . 2011
    • Kitchen Belleicious

      LOL:) consider yourself invited

      30 . Oct . 2011
  20. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite

    Ah I’m planning a similar attack to Christmas. Not because of a baby, but just because I am crazy 🙂

    Salmon is one fish I just cannot get into. BUT, this looks so gorgeous, you’ve inspired me to reconsider 🙂

    26 . Oct . 2011
  21. sportsglutton

    Very creative and what I’m sure is a delicious recipe!

    26 . Oct . 2011
  22. Candace

    I crusted some salmon fillets with thinly sliced potatoes recently without a huge success; but never have I thought of coating them with potato flakes! That’s brilliant! I love the look of the crusty salmon. I recently read to thicken soups up with the potato flakes and now I have another good reason to buy a box of them. Yum!

    26 . Oct . 2011
  23. Erica

    You know I’m all about the semi homemade these days! I can’t believe the baby is due so soon- ah! I’m thrilled for you :).

    26 . Oct . 2011
  24. Velva

    Looks delicious. I am panko crumb fan too. I would have never thought of potato flakes. I will remember that one.


    26 . Oct . 2011
    • Kitchen Belleicious

      i know – it hurt me to put aside my panko and use the flakes instead but it was well worth it

      30 . Oct . 2011
  25. daphne

    that salmon really looks amazing!!! potato flakes is sooo new to me!! I wonder if aus sells it.

    26 . Oct . 2011
  26. Shea

    I never would have thought of boxed potato flakes, but wow that salmon looks amazing!! I’m adding this one to my dinnertime wishlist!!

    26 . Oct . 2011
  27. Mary

    Way to improvise, girl. That clothing is awesome. I’d happily wait for hand-me-downs myself, but that would involve another child small enough to wear them. Not so sure about that plan.

    26 . Oct . 2011
  28. vianney

    great idea!! i can imgaine the extra great flavor from the flakes, first of Dec..oh my time has flown by!!


    26 . Oct . 2011
    • Kitchen Belleicious

      I know- the flavor is amazing and i am sorta scared about december being here so quickly. Nervous is more like it

      30 . Oct . 2011
  29. Sue/the view from great island

    Great post—we eat so much salmon I literally have a file full of ideas, but this is a new one for me. I bet it’s delicious.

    27 . Oct . 2011
  30. kitchen flavours

    As usual, your meals are all so delicious looking! And I’m drooling over your moist salmon, looks so good! Enjoy your Christmas shopping!

    27 . Oct . 2011
  31. Kristy

    Robin was always my favorite anyway. 😉 This looks amazing and a great twist for one of our weeknight salmon meals. Great links for the boy clothes too. Even as they get older the selection is still not as good as the girls’!

    27 . Oct . 2011
  32. Tina (PinayInTexas)

    What a delicious way of cooking salmon! Thanks for the idea of using potato flakes for breading! That’s brilliant!

    27 . Oct . 2011
  33. Bree

    This looks fantastic-and easy too!
    I also love Tea!

    27 . Oct . 2011
  34. Linda

    Semi homemade and Fully creative! While I’ve not bought potato flakes before, I do believe they are simply dehydrated potatoe flakes, tho less nutrious correct? So basically this is a fantastic idea still using “real” food and that’s something I love!!!

    27 . Oct . 2011
    • Kitchen Belleicious

      Correct you are~! So real food but still healthy, semi-homemade and delicious

      30 . Oct . 2011
  35. foodfashionandflow

    This looks so good and I love Salmon. The potato flakes definitely sounds yummy!

    27 . Oct . 2011
  36. Jody Brettkelly

    Gorgeous, love salmon, you can’t go wrong with this fish – will be trying this – thanks!

    27 . Oct . 2011
  37. Greg

    Hey, we all have our dirty little kitchen secrets. This looks great.

    27 . Oct . 2011
  38. elifla

    This is a great idea, I’m going to try it!!! Thanks for sharing, hugs and have a nice weekend, ciao Flavia

    28 . Oct . 2011
  39. Mary

    I’m making this tonight – need salmon – and you have provided a perfect recipe – thanks!
    Mary x

    28 . Oct . 2011
    • Kitchen Belleicious

      oh great- glad I could help. I would love to know how you liked it

      30 . Oct . 2011
  40. Joanne

    I actually grew up on potato flakes, and really…they’re not as bad as they sound. And I could definitely see them being an awesome breading! Great idea!

    28 . Oct . 2011
    • Kitchen Belleicious

      Same here girl! potato flakes was a norm in my family- there really is so much you can do with them. Glad to meet a fellow potato flake friend

      30 . Oct . 2011
  41. Elle

    Oh this looks divine. Salmon is my favorite!

    28 . Oct . 2011
  42. Tabitha

    I love salmon and the idea of using mustard and potato flakes is killer genius! Trying this on Friday

    31 . Oct . 2011
  43. Jen

    What a great idea, using the potato flakes! This look so delicious! Thanks for the idea!

    09 . Nov . 2011
  44. Darren

    Just wondering if you could recommend a side to go with this?

    22 . Nov . 2011

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