Salmón con Plátano Verde (Salmon with Green Plantain Crust)

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



(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. says

    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. says

    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. says

    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. Ann says

    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.

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