Salmón con Plátano Verde (Salmon with Green Plantain Crust)

by Erica Dinho on June 4, 2012

Salmón con Plátano Verde (Salmon with Green Plantain Crust)

A simple dinner for the whole family, Salmon fillets baked with olive oil, cumin and garlic, and topped with a crust of grated green plantain. The result is a tender, flavorful, and flaky piece of fish. The green plantain crust gives the salmon an incredible texture.

I used salmon this time, but any fish will work. Cod, haddock, trout, or tilapia, would all be fantastic.

Buen provecho!

grated green plantain

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(4 servings)

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 green plantain, peeled and grated
  • 4 salmon fillets, skin removed
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the cumin, cilantro, garlic, olive oil and lime juice. Coat one side of the salmon fillets with the cumin mixture, then sprinkle evenly with the grated green plantain, gently pressing to adhere.
  3. Arrange the fillets, crusted side up, in a baking pan Bake until the fillets are barely opaque and the topping is golden brown, about 12 to 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.
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1 Claudia June 4, 2012 at 12:14 PM

This is a grand recipe – the salmon is plentiful right now and just delicious. The bonus is – I’ve never made salmon with plantains so this will be a new adventure.


2 Juliana June 4, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Erica, what an interesting way to prepare salmon…with green plantain…like the idea that it is simple.
Thanks for this tasty recipe and hope you have a great week ahead :)


3 Heather @girlichef June 4, 2012 at 7:43 PM

This looks SO good. I’ve never used plantain this way, I really want to try it. Plus, I’ve been craving salmon SO bad lately. It’s on my shopping list. Along with plantains now…


4 Joanne June 5, 2012 at 7:53 AM

I LOVE the idea of a plantain crust! WHat an intriguing recipe!


5 Heidi Leon Monges June 7, 2012 at 3:22 AM

Wow. I have to give a try to this recipe, never heard of it before but it must taste delicious.


6 Platanos, Mangoes and Me! June 11, 2012 at 9:33 AM

I can just taste the tenderness of the salmon and that crunch of the platanos. Very nice Erica!


7 Ann June 14, 2012 at 10:07 AM

Erica, I made this salmon dish yesterday for dinner. We all loved it. It was very easy and really good.I like all your simple salmon recipes.


8 Erica June 15, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Thank you, guys!


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