Recipe: Walnut-crusted salmon fillet

Recipes | Eating Right | July 26, 2018
walnut-crusted salmon
A crunchy walnut topping updates your salmon recipe

Serves 6 (3-ounce servings)

Ingredients 

  • 1 ½ cups walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons dry breadcrumbs
  • 3 tablespoons lemon rind finely grated
  • 1 ½ tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh dill chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6, 3-ounce salmon fillets, skin on
  • Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Directions 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

Place walnuts in food processor, coarsely chop. Add breadcrumbs, lemon rind, olive oil and dill, pulse until a crumbly texture. Mixture should stick together. Season with salt and pepper, set aside. 
 
Arrange salmon fillets skin side down on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Brush tops of fillets with mustard.
 
Spoon 1/3 cup of walnut crumb mixture over each fillet, gently press the crumb mixture onto the surface of the fish. Cover with plastic wrap, refrigerate for up to 2 hours. Refrigerating helps the crumb mixture to stick to the fish.
 
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes, or until salmon flakes with a fork. Just before serving, sprinkle each piece with 1 teaspoon lemon juice.
 
Nutrition Facts (per serving): 341 calories, 28g fat, 7g carbohydrates, 2g fiber, 18g protein
 
Adapted from: Walnuts.org
Reviewed by PeaceHealth dietitians and nutritionists