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Everything Salmon Fillets and Cream Cheese Potatoes

This quick dinner version of a favorite breakfast has all the flavors of an everything bagel with lox: fillets of salmon are coated in a bagel chip-crust, scallion mashed potatoes have a cream cheese boost and a side of tomatoes and onion completes the dish.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Nonstick cooking spray, for the baking sheet

2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch chunks

8 ounces cream cheese, cubed, at room temperature

1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 cup bagel chips, finely crushed

3 tablespoons everything bagel seasoning

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Four 6-ounce skin-on, center-cut salmon fillets 

4 plum tomatoes, sliced into 1/4-inch-thick rounds (about 1 pound)

1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced

2 teaspoons red wine vinegar

1 tablespoon drained capers, optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and coat with cooking spray.
  2. Add the potatoes to a medium saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook until the potatoes are fork tender, about 15 minutes. Reserve 1/2 cup of the starchy water and drain the potatoes. Return the potatoes to the pan, add the cream cheese, scallions, the reserved starchy water and 2 teaspoons salt. Mash with a potato masher or fork. 
  3. Meanwhile, mix together the bagel chips, everything bagel seasoning and 1 tablespoon oil in a small bowl. 
  4. Press the bagel chip mixture onto the top of each salmon fillet. Transfer the fillets to the prepared baking sheet, skin side-down. Bake until the salmon is cooked through and the top is golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. 
  5. Arrange the tomato slices and onions on 4 plates and drizzle with the vinegar and remaining tablespoon of oil. Sprinkle with capers, if using, and season with salt and pepper. Divide the salmon and mashed potatoes among the plates.