Whole Foods’ Easy Matzoh-Crusted Salmon

Passover is a week-long holiday remembering and celebrating when the Israelites were freed from slavery in ancient Egypt. The first and last two days of the week are the more “celebrated” ones with larger, festive meals together. Generally Jewish people do not work or drive during this time either but cooking and baking are allowed. However, it is recommended to do as much ahead of time as possible. This main dish is a great recipe to prepare ahead of time and only heat up on Passover.

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“Why is this night different from all others?” This question is read aloud by the youngest person at the table on the Passover seder, the first night of Passover. A purpose of the seder is to teach children about the struggle for freedom that the Jewish people have gone through and to appreciate how important freedom for all people is. It is a great message and the 15 part meal can go as quickly or as slowly as a family wants. It is my personal favorite Jewish holiday experience as it is steeped in tradition and feels like a very festive and important night. The message that all people in this world deserve freedom will always be an important one.

+Whole Foods Market Easy Matzoh-Crusted Salmon ©MyNewlywedCookingAdventures 2014

The salmon is extremely easy to make and the matzo crust is slightly crunching which complements the soft and flaky salmon quite well. It is a filling meal and easy to reheat if you make it the night before.

+Whole Foods Market Easy Matzoh-Crusted Salmon ©MyNewlywedCookingAdventures 2014

Easy Matzoh-Crusted Salmon

Recipe from: Whole Foods Market

Serves: 4


  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 4 (4-ounce) boneless, skinless salmon fillets
  • 3/4 tsp. kosher sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 sheet matzo cracker, crumbled

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Oil a large baking sheet and set aside. Season salmon allover with salt and pepper. Whisk the egg whites in a small bowl. Brush the top of each fillet with the egg and sprinkle generously with matzoh crumbs, pressing them down to form a crust.

2. Transfer salmon, matzo side up, to prepared baking sheet and spray lightly with the oil spray. Bake until just cooked through, about 10 minutes.

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2 Responses to Whole Foods’ Easy Matzoh-Crusted Salmon

  1. True Agape

    This is a good way to change things up! We ate salmon once a week for so long we got tired of it. Maybe we need to give this a try!

    • Newlywed Cook

      And matzo is so cheap it’s a healthy and low-cost recipe!

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