The 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!
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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