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Browned Panko Breadcrumb Topping

2 T. butter
1/3-1/2 c. Panko breadcrumbs
1 t. garlic powder
1 t. onion powder
1 t. dry basil
1/2 t. dry mustard powder
1 T. ground flaxseed (optional, but it really oomphs up the nutritional aspect)
Salt and pepper to taste

Melt butter in small saute pan. Add crumbs and toss to coat. Add in remaining seasonings and cook over medium-low heat, stirring continually until crumbs are browned and fragrant. Remove from heat and spread on a plate to cool. Add in parmesan/asiago type of cheese if desired. Sprinkle over drained pasta, and toss to coat.

Notes: The seasonings are totally up to you to add; sub in your favorite ones to make this all your own palate pleaser. Don’t leave the crumbs in the pan to cool; they will continue to cook and will end up burnt and unpleasant. Trust me, I know this to be true.

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Ginger Panko Salmon from Food and Wine magazine, October 2006

3 T. unsalted butter
1 small shallot, finely minced
1 garlic clove, finely minced
1 T. finely minced fresh ginger
1/2 c. panko crumbs

4 6-oz salmon fillets, with skin
2 T. fresh lime juice
1 T. dijon mustard

In a small skillet, melt butter. Add shallot, garlic and ginger, saute until shallot is clear, about 4-5 minutes. Stir in panko to coat with butter, then heat gently, stirring often until panko is lightly browned and fragrant. Remove from heat and spread on plate to cool. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Mix mustard and lime juice together until smooth. Brush thickly onto salmon fillets, then press crumb mixture evenly over top. Broil, grill or roast until cooked through.

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