Roasted Salmon with Crispy Squash & Zucchini

How to feed a crowd for Passover, dinner parties & beyond
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In her cookbook I Heart Kosher, Kim Kushner shows you how to feed a crowd: an impressive-looking roasted salmon side that's topped with crispy squash ribbons. It's just one of the many tricks Kushner has for hosting a modern Seder this Passover—or any spring dinner party, for that matter.

Roasted Salmon with Crispy Squash & Zucchini

Reprinted with Permission from I HEART Kosher by Kim Kushner, Weldon Owen 2018

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes


For the Crunchies:

2 cups spiralized butternut squash

2 cups spiralized zucchini

3 tablespoons melted coconut oil

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the Salmon:

1- to 3-pound side of salmon, skin removed

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 teaspoon paprika

Sea salt


1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. To prepare the crunchies, in a large bowl, toss together the squash, zucchini, oil, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Transfer the squash and zucchini to the prepared baking sheets. Make sure you don’t overcrowd the baking sheets. If you need one more sheet, please use it. Bake until crisp, 30 to 40 minutes, tossing the veggies halfway through baking to prevent burning. Remove from the oven and set aside. If the squash and zucchini aren’t as crispy as you’d like them, reduce the oven temperature to 300°F and let them bake longer. Check on them every 10 minutes.

3. To prepare the salmon, preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

4. Place the fish on the prepared baking sheet and season with salt and pepper. Rub the paprika into the salmon flesh. Bake until golden and firm to the touch, about 10 to 15 minutes per pound. Transfer the fish to a serving dish. Before serving, scatter the crunchies over the salmon. Sprinkle a little sea salt over the top. The dish may be served hot or at room temperature.

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