Walnut-Crusted Wild Salmon Recipe

Walnut-Crusted Wild Salmon Recipe

Power couple, Cuisinicity style: Wild salmon + walnuts = highly nutritious + totally delicious! This is such an easy recipe. It definitely passes the test for my “Simply Recipe” collection – it has all of 2 ingredients! You just dredge the salmon with ground walnuts and throw on top of a rack (any simple cooling rack placed on top of a baking sheet will do!) in a hot oven and cook for 20 minutes and you are done! No fishy smell in the house, only the wonderful aroma of baked walnuts, how wonderful is that? I like to serve this salmon on top of a bed of quinoa and lentils and a mixed green salad with lots of local fresh veggies. It is so elegant and absolutely delightful on a beautiful platter for a holiday party, served with a side of my luscious “rich” Spinach Dip!

Serves 2


2 filets of wild salmon* (little less than 1 lb., the salmon filet should be about 1-inch thick and 1 1/2 inches wide with skin on)

1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely ground

Pinch of coarse sea salt

Fresh ground pepper


Preheat oven to 375º F. Salt and pepper the salmon. Place the ground walnuts on a plate and dredge the top of each slice of salmon with the walnuts. Add any remaining ground walnuts that did not stick to the top of each slice.

Place the salmon skin-side down on a rack (any simple cooling rack will do just fine!) placed on top of a baking sheet and cook for 20 minutes.

When ready to serve, use a spatula to lift the salmon off the rack (the skin will peel off and stay behind on the rack – perfect!)

Image, video and recipe via Catherine Katz of Cuisinicity.com

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Catherine is the founder of Cuisinicity- Love the Food That Loves You Back, a website where good food and good health come together in a way that is feasible for today’s busy families, as it has been for hers (Catherine and her husband, Nutrition expert Dr. David L. Katz, have 5 children!). Catherine’s recipes have been widely featured in national media, including ABC News, O Magazine, Eating Well, Prevention Magazine, Woman’s World, Fitness, Shape, and many others. She is the co-creator of the Nutrition Detectives™ food label literacy program, now in use by thousands of schools all over the world and has collaborated in the production of other health promotion programming, including the Unjunk Yourself® music video program.